Sports medicine involves a comprehensive team of health care professionals trained in a variety of backgrounds including physicians, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, biomechanists, nutritionists, and physical therapists.
Sports physical therapy at ProRehab emphasizes the prevention, identification, assessment, minimization, and correction of pain and disability associated with athletic injuries. The goal of treatment is to maximize participation and performance.
A ProRehab physical therapist may use a variety of the following interventions to prevent and treat sports related injuries, including but not limited to:
- Pre-participation screening
- Cardiovascular, resistance, endurance and neuromuscular re-education exercise programs
- Taping and bracing
- Sports specific ergonomic and training regimens
- Manual physical therapy
- Orthopaedic physical therapy
In addition to prevention and recovery, the road to maximum performance includes a focus on improving speed, agility, explosiveness, balance and coordination.
ProRehab is also home to Kentucky’s only Sportsmetrics™ certified physical therapist, Dr. Patrick Myers. Sportsmetrics™ is the first and largest ACL injury prevention program SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. Developed by Dr. Frank Noyes and a team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and researchers, Sportsmetrics™ is not just another plyometric training program – it reduces the athlete’s risk of injury AND enhances competitive athletic performance. To learn more, visit www.sportsmetrics.org.
Who Benefits From Sports Physical Therapy at ProRehab?
Any athlete, amateur to professional, can benefit tremendously from Sports Medicine no matter their sport. Our Sports Medicine clients range from football and basketball players to golfers to performance artists and bow-hunters. The therapists at ProRehab are committed to provide all of their athletes with the best care possible to prevent and treat injuries, both on and off the court.