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Our Physical Rehabilitation Center manages the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports, exercise, and recreational-related injuries, as well as recovery from surgery and other procedures. We use a variety of physical therapy, chiropractic, and sports medicine techniques to help out patients heal and recover.
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Our Physical Rehabilitation physicians receive additional education beyond residency and are an excellent resource for common or complex sports and activity-related injury, illness, or other performance challenges. They also commonly provide care to university, amateur, and professional athletes, teams, and clubs.
If injuries or illnesses remain undiagnosed, untreated, or un-rehabilitated, negative consequences can result, including: deformity, muscle imbalances, arthritis, chronic pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, poor performance, and increased risk of new injury or re-injury.
But don’t worry: if you have an illness, sports or activity related injury, or would like to prevent injuries from occurring, our helpful and friendly providers are here to help you.
A sports medicine physician may treat the following:
-Rotator cuff injuries
-Wrist and hand pain
-Foot and ankle pain
-Poor exercise/sports performance
-Over or under weight
Our physical therapists are highly trained, compassionate, and use state of the art equipment to treat and rehabilitate your injuries. We take great pride in having developed a customized rehabilitation program called a Recovery Game Plan™, which is designed specifically for the patient in question with specific treatments to meet their personal circumstances.
Sometimes a different type of skin test will be required. This test involves injecting the allergen into the skin of the patient’s arm or forearm.
To reduce the risk of injury while exercising or playing sports, follow these injury prevention tips:
Rest and Recover.
Most injuries are due to overuse. Your muscles need time to recover from strenuous activity. When they are not given proper time to heal, a strain or sprain to the muscle usually occurs. Be sure to rest at least 1 full day per week and 1 month per year from regular training. Also apply ice and heat to your muscles after activity to help speed the recovery process.
Always stretch before and after activity to warm up and increase the flexibility of your muscles. Activities such as yoga are a good way to practice flexibility while exercising.
Wear Proper Equipment
A lot of injuries can be prevented by wearing properly functioning equipment. For instance, it is important for runners to wear shoes that are properly fitted to their feet and running style. Worn down shoes can cause injuries as they are broken down and provide poor support to the feet, ankles, and knees.
Dehydration can lead to weakened muscles, causing cramps, strains, or worse. Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise. Just don’t drink too much, as over-hydration is just as dangerous as dehydration. Drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before you start exercising. Drink 8 ounces of water 20 to 30 minutes before you start exercising or during your warm-up. Drink 7 to 10 ounces of water every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise. Drink 8 ounces of water no more than 30 minutes after you exercise.
Arrowhead Health Centers has a comprehensive injury treatment program to help you fully recover and get back in action. Our experienced providers have been helping patients heal for years and will help develop a custom Recovery Game Plan™ that is tailored to your individual health needs. Contact us today to start on the road to recovery.
Our providers can put you on the right path to healing. Call 623-334-4000 to speak with a helpful and friendly representative or click on the link below to schedule an appointment.