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With basketball season now in full swing, early-season jitters have worn off and games have become more and more competitive. The physical demand to excel in this game can be great, meaning the risk of injuries occurring is always high. Even with proper offseason training and staying conditioned throughout the season, an injury can strike at any time. The team at MOTION knows this, which is why we will be there for you as soon as treatment is needed. To help stop a long recovery process, we offer physical therapy as a quick and effective form of treatment. Be sure to contact us to learn more about how we can assist your injury recovery.

Injuries During Basketball Season

Few things can be more mentally deflating than suffering a midseason injury. Months of intense training and a commitment to improving your game can be washed away in an instant. While it may seem like your once-promising season has come to an end, this doesn’t have to be the case. At MOTION, we help athletes through the entire rehab and recovery process. By offering physical therapy, we can help with treatment if you have been unfortunate enough to suffer from some of the most common basketball injuries including:

  • ACL and MCL Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Fractured Kneecaps
  • Hip and Thigh Contusions
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Why Physical Therapy Is Right For You

At MOTION, our team knows that after sustaining an injury your top priority is returning to your team so you can continue the season. Though the excitement of a potential return may keep you up at night, you must be sure that it is handled in the right way. Returning too soon can lead to a re-aggravation of the injury, increasing your overall recovery time. Proper rehabilitation methods must be administered before even thinking about stepping back onto the court, and this is where physical therapy comes in. Our team specializes in sports medicine, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. When looking to aid in your rehabilitation, our physical therapists will focus on the below:

Stretching Muscles and Joints: After sustaining an injury or undergoing surgery, scar tissue forms, and soft tissue contracts. This can lead to stiffness and a limited range of motion in the affected area. Our physical therapist will teach you a variety of stretches that can be performed to regain your motion and help prevent further injury.

Core Strength and Stability: It is important to maintain proper core strength to help decrease the risk of re-injury. You can think of your core as being the foundation of your house. Building your house on a weak foundation can lead to damage or collapse. The same is true with your body. A weak core may be the reason you were hurt in the first place. Increasing core strength and stability with physical therapy will help get you back with your team sooner rather than later.

Request an Appointment

Suffering from an injury doesn’t have to mean that your season comes to an end. By seeking out physical therapy, you can start the rehabilitation process that is necessary for you to make a triumphant return. If you want to continue your season after injury, be sure to request an appointment with MOTION today!