Athlete Injury Recovery

Athletes tend to put a lot of stress on their bodies. Injuries could happen easily if the there is too much strain on the muscles. Athletes rely on their bodies in order to succeed in sports. Caring for an athletic injury correctly is critical for a full recovery.

Ways to Recover:

PNF Stretching

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, also known as PNF stretching is a style of treatment facilitated by medical professionals mostly in the Sports Medicine field. It works for rehabilitation due to an injury, and will improve the range of motion. PNF stretching can be used in addition to regular daily stretching. When done properly, it can quickly increase the range of motion. This is a safe form of physical rehabilitation that efficiently help athletes perform better.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS, is a method that works on the core of the body. In utilizing this method, the body’s movement and athletic performance are improved. DNS stimulates the part of the brain that controls movement. This form of stimulation aids in posture, respiration, and enhances the performance of exercises. Kinesio Taping In this method, a thin, adhesive strip is stretched out and spread across the affected areas of the body. Kinesio taping works in the treatment a of many athletic injuries. When Kinesio taping is used for rehabilitating patients with physical injuries, it is has been seen to work to benefit the patient, and minimize inflammation. Kinesio taping enables extended soft tissue to have support which is important to maximize the benefits of other physical therapy.

Orthotics

This method works by inserting a modifier below the foot. It has the ability to improve the alignment of the bones in the lower areas of the body such as the feet, knees and ankles. This results in maximizing muscle movement, stamina, and helps to relieve joint pain. This method is good for obese individuals, or those who are standing on their feet for several hours at a time, such as athletes.

For athletes, it is very important to keep their bodies in shape by not only doing exercise, but also caring for injuries. These methods do more than correct conditions caused by athletic activities, but can also benefit them in succeeding in their athletic goals.All of these methods can be performed by Modern Medicine’s physical therapists. These therapist are trained and experienced, and can optimize mobility, stretch, and the overall health of the body, making pain caused by sports-related injuries diminish.

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