Breckenridge PT: Sports Injuries

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Find Relief For Your Sports Injury & Learn How To Avoid Them

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Find Relief For Your Sports Injury & Learn How To Avoid Them

• Strains. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is pulled, torn, or twisted. Strains are non-contact injuries, such as those that occur from overstretching. A common example of a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy. • Knee injuries. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Orthopedic surgeons see more than 5.5 million people annually for knee injuries, which can include runner’s knee (pain or tenderness close to the kneecap at the front side of the knee), iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee), and tendonitis. Severe knee injuries often include bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments. • Shin splints. Shin splints occur when there is pain along the large bone in the front of the lower leg, known as the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints most commonly occur in runners, especially those who are just starting a running program. This is usually due to poor alignment of the body, or weakness in the leg muscles. If you or someone you know has suffered a sports injury or you would like to learn how to avoid them, Call TODAY to schedule with Breckenridge Physical Therapy!

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people, playing sports is a fun way to burn extra calories, socialize, and get fit. Unfortunately, this also means the occasional sports injury or a flare up of an old injury or condition. You don’t have to be a professional or even an amateur athlete to suffer a sports injury. In fact, many times, thosemost susceptible to sports injuries are people who have just started exercising or participate on a recreational level. If you have sustained an injury while exercising, Breckenridge Physical Therapy can help. Contact us today to get started!

WHAT SPORTS INJURY DO I HAVE? Some of the most common sports injuries include:

• Sprains. A sprain occurs when the connective tissue that joins the end of the bone with another is stretched or torn. Those connective tissues are known as ligaments. Sprains are caused by trauma, such as a fall or blow to the body that knocks a joint out of position. Ankles, knees, and wrists are most vulnerable to sprains. However, back, neck, and shoulder sprains are also common.

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We know how exciting it can be to challenge yourself to take on a new sport or physical hobby. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. At Breckenridge Physical Therapy, we can provide you with the treatments you need to ensure your body is performing at its peak performance, so you can avoid unwanted injuries that could hold you back. Most sports injuries occur from jumping into an activity without first increasing their strength, endurance, and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues need to be warmed up, in order to work properly. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them to the activities they enjoy, free of painful restrictions. They will put specific exercise plans together based on your needs, in order to help you prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Breckenridge Physical Therapy can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free.

Our physical therapists will teach you important tactics for reducing your risk of sustaining a sports injury. This includes:

• Frequent stretching • Strength training

• Coordination training • Endurance training

HOW WILL PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP ME? Our team at Breckenridge Physical Therapy can treat many orthopedic and repetitive motion injuries without the need for invasive surgeries or medications. In fact, many medical professionals will recommend physical therapy first, before recommending any other procedures. Our licensed physical therapists at Breckenridge Physical Therapy can customize a program that addresses the particular weaknesses or problem areas in need of treatment, allowing you to recover quickly and remain active. Even if you have an old injury, it is important to have it evaluated by our physical therapists to prevent long-term damage. If you have sports or orthopedic injuries like tendonitis, arthritis, a stress fracture, or low back pain, our therapists can design a treatment plan to promote improved function, wellness, and minimize the risk of re-injury. Contact us today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great and get back in the game!

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Patient Success Spotlight

“This is by far the best PT clinic in Breckenridge. I’ve gon to many clinics over the years for my skiing and mountain bike injuries and these guys know their stuff. Ellie and Justin apply the latest techniques that help you recover fast! I would drive over an hour for my appointments and it was wort it. They spend the time with you and give you the home exercises that have really made a difference in my recovery. I discovered the clinic back in January 2019. I was staying in Breckenridge and got a case of vertigo and Ellie got me right in, and I was up and functioning in an hour. I continued to go to Ellie and Justin for my neck, shoulder and hip pain. The neck and shoulder pain is gone. Regarding the hip, I’m having reconstruction surgery later this month and they have already connected with my doctor to figure out what my rehab needs are. I also like that they take my insurance and they want me to save my visits for my post surgery. I’m doing the recommended home exercises to get ready for it.” - M.L. Want results like this? Call Breckenridge Physical Therapy at 970.485.3421 to schedule your appointment today! “THEY SPEND THE TIME WITH YOU AND GIVE YOU THE HOME EXERCISES THAT HAVE REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY RECOVERY.”

I absolutely love this place! It’s a family owned business and they’re very attentive to clients needs. They have a great space which includes both physical therapy and personal training. I recently visited for physical therapy to get some help with my IT Band issues. Rashmi really helped me with my injury with acknowledging where my weaknesses were and giving exercises to strengthen and stretches to relieve tightness. Thanks to the Vert family and Rashmi I’m back to running again. I highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed. - Nicole L

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