One sports injury rehab option in South Portland, ME

The American Physical Therapy Association published an article that reveals there were 8.6 million sports injuries in the U.S. in 2014. Statistics like these shouldn’t deter you from playing sports. However, they should cause you to check out the sports injury rehab options available to you in South Portland, Maine, and Back in Motion Physical Therapy has a clinic in town that can help you recover from a sports injury.

One sports injury rehab technique we offer

There are many techniques our team uses in sports injury rehab, and this wealth of options means we’re better able to personalize your treatment plan to your needs. However, there is one method we use very often in treatment plans for injured joints, and this technique is range-of-motion therapy.

Range-of-motion therapy is an umbrella term that covers many exercises. These exercises are all designed to help improve the amount you can move a joint, and this is particularly helpful after a sports injury. Joint injuries often result in muscle tension and swelling that make it harder to move the joint. However, you may also be holding the joint still as a response to pain. This may seem like the right thing to do to avoid more pain, but not moving the joint can actually cause your pain to last longer.

Using range-of-motion exercises, our team can help you break free of the immobilization mindset. We’ll use specific exercises that target your injured joint, and these exercises can offer a number of benefits, such as:

  • Improving blood flow
  • Decreasing recovery time
  • Strengthening joint-supporting muscles
  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing joint mobility

The benefits range-of-motion exercises are designed to provide are great. However, these benefits are only a few of the advantages our personalized sports injury rehab plans are designed to offer. If you’d like to learn more about the other sports injury services available from our South Portland clinic, there’s only one step you’ll have to take to begin finding out more.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.