Dresher PT: Get Back In The Game With PT

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NOVEMBER 2020

GET BACK IN THE GAME WITH RELIEF FOR YOUR SPORTS INJURY!

Did you know that according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, over 2 million high school athletes suffer from sports-related injuries annually? Additionally, 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 also receive treatment for sports-related injuries annually. This doesn’t even include the number of adult athletes that get injured from a sport. (continued inside)

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INSIDE : • Get Back In The Game With Relief For Your Sports Injury! • How Can Physical Therapy Help You?

• DPT Treatment Highlight! • Inspiring Sports Success Story!

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GET BACK IN THE GAME WITH RELIEF FOR YOUR SPORTS INJURY! INSIDE : • How Can Physical Therapy Help You? • DPT Treatment Highlight!

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intervention. If you’ve sustained a sports injury, please contact us as soon as possible. Any injury left untreated can become more severe over time. Sports injuries can typically be placed into two categories: acute or overuse. Acute injuries are caused by a single specific incident, such as:

Whatever age you are, or level of physical ability you may have, physical therapy can help you in enhancing the healing process of a sports injury. With our sports injury rehabilitation programs, you will be able to get back to doing the activities you love in no time. I have a sports injury – how did that happen? “Sports injury” is a term that can be used to describe any injury sustained while exercising or performing some sort of athletic activity. There are two ways in which sports injuries can occur: suddenly, such as one football player colliding with another, or over time, through repetitive motions, such as improperly lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in ill-fitted shoes. Simply put, anything that results in pain while performing physical activity can be considered a sports injury. Whether you rolled your ankle on the soccer field, swung your bat too aggressively on the baseball diamond, or strained your back while hiking your favorite trail, Dresher Physical Therapy can help you find relief. Your treatment plan will be dependent upon the nature of your injury, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical

• Sprains • Strains

• Fractures • Tears

Overuse injuries are caused by excessive repetitive movements over time. Some examples of overuse injuries include:

• Frozen shoulder • Tendinitis/bursitis • Shin splints

• Tennis elbow • Golfer’s elbow

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to get off the sideline and return to your sport, contact Dresher Physical Therapy today to consult with one of our physical therapists.

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How Can Physical Therapy Help You?

Inspiring Sports Success Story!

The overall goal of physical therapy is healing and prevention. In addition to treating the injury, our physical therapists will help strengthen the affected area, in order to prevent additional injury from occurring. Our physical therapists will also provide you with helpful warm-up and cool- down techniques for your sport, in order to lower your risk of sustaining another injury. At Dresher Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will create a treatment plan for you, based on your individual needs. Physical therapy is a natural and holistic approach to healing, including services such as:

Margaret Wilde is a talented student-athlete who has shown extreme perseverance and dedication over the past year and a half. In April of 2019, Margaret was playing soccer for her Penn Fusion team when she felt a “pop” in her knee. Unfortunately, Margaret suffered an ACL tear and underwent surgery to repair this. What Margaret didn’t know was that this was just the beginning of her recovery. Through hard work and dedication Margaret rehabilitated her left knee at Dresher Physical Therapy and set her sights on returning to the soccer field. After 10 months of rehab and then just beginning to return to soccer practice, Margaret suffered a tear of her left meniscus. She was forced to undergo a meniscal repair surgery in February 2020. Many young athletes would have been devastated and possibly even given up. Margaret never gave up! She worked even harder after her second surgery, and even dedicated herself to a rigorous home program during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through countless hours of PT and home exercises Margaret is now ready to return to the soccer field once again! Margaret has done plyometric box jump exercises, agility drills, strengthening, conditioning, and sport-specific training to be ready for this moment. It has been a pleasure to work with such a talented and dedicated student athlete. Margaret: The entire Dresher Physical Therapy team wishes you great success in your future academic and soccer endeavors. You deserve the best and worked hard to achieve your goals! We are very proud of you! “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all love of what you are doing.” - Pele

• Manual therapy. This may include soft tissue or joint mobilizations.

• Modalities. This may include specialized treatments that your physical therapist has been certified to perform, such as ultrasound, electric stimulation or laser therapy. • Therapeutic exercises. This may include any targeted movement to help you find relief, including, but not limited to: area-specific exercises, balance and coordination exercises, muscle performance exercises, range of motion exercises, posture exercises, and relaxation exercises. Physical therapy has been proven to be successful in treating both acute and chronic injuries, such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, and more. Your physical therapist will teach you about what your body is experiencing and the recovery process it will go through. You and your physical therapist will work together to help you reach your physical goals, allowing you to be engaged and active in your rehabilitation. Physical therapy offers so much more than current symptom relief - it offers sports injury prevention and natural performance enhancement. If you are an athlete suffering from a sports-related injury, don’t waste any more time on the sidelines. Take your recovery to the next level with our physical therapy team. Confirm your appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists today and get started on the right track toward returning to the sport you love!

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HAMSTRING STRETCH

INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION ~ Using The Graston Technique or HawkGrips Tools ~ HOW DOES IT WORK? · Literally combs through chronic, painful adhesions · Stimulates blood flow and the body’s own healing response · Combined with stretching and strengthening, your tissue can relearn how to function in a normal and pain free way BENEFITS: · Releases scar and adhesive tissue

•Hold 15-30 seconds • Perform 3 reps on each leg • Repeat 2-3x/day

· Drastic mobility and pain improvements · Restores pain free function to your tissue

PIRIFORMIS STRETCH

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•Hold 15-30 seconds • Perform 3 reps on each leg • Repeat 2-3x/day

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ILIOTIBIAL BAND (ITB) FOAM ROLL- OUT Foam rollers come in different lengths and densities and are readily available online and in sporting good stores. Using your arms (and opposite leg) to support you, gently roll up and down the entire length of the outside of your thigh. You will find some very tender spots. Focus extra attention here. Spend about 2-3 minutes rolling on each leg.

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