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Physical Therapy For Athletes - Pittsburgh, PA

Did You Know: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports an average of 8.6 million athletic injuries every year. These reports include patients of every age group, from children under 10 to mature adults. 

At David Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves on having the expertise to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds for any of the different sports injuries that might be holding them back. Our team of licensed physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and certified athletic trainers will work with you to develop an individualized recovery plan. 

Ready to take the first step to recovery? Schedule an appointment with us today!

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FAQs on Sports Injuries:

What Types of Sport Injuries Are There?

While a multitude of injuries can be sustained participating in sports or other physical activities, some of the most common include:

  • Sprains. When a muscle or tendon is overstretched during physical activity, painful sprains can occur.
  • Knee injuries. Muscles in the knees are particularly vulnerable during sports, and injuries can range in severity from an overstretch to a tear. 
  • Achilles tendon rupture. This important but thin tendon at the back of your ankle is also vulnerable to injury during sports. This is a severely painful injury that can cause instant difficulty walking.
  • Fractures. It’s common for bones to break during contact sports.
  • Dislocations. Collisions during sports can force a bone out of its socket, causing pain, swelling, and weakness.
  • Rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that work to keep your upper arm and shoulder connected. Any of these four pieces of muscle can be damaged, resulting in different conditions from tendinitis (common in tennis players) to bursitis (common in baseball players). 

How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?

We help our patients achieve the highest level of functional independence by improving strength, mobility, balance, and coordination. Our team will assess your injury based on the activity you were performing, and your therapy will focus on reducing pain, reducing disability, and ultimately restoring function. Our goal is to get you up and running again so you can continue to play the sport you love.

Who is Eligible for Athletic Injury Therapy?

Sports injuries affect a massive range of people, and with 25 years of experience, the team at David is equipped to treat them all. We’re proud to have provided therapy to patients from children to seniors, and we assess every case individually to determine the best course of action.