Physical Therapy for Athletes
Putting You Back in the Game of Life
When a sports injury leaves you on the sidelines, getting back to regular activities is your primary concern. Our highly trained physical therapists work closely with referring physicians to address sports-related and other orthopedic injuries, including postsurgical conditions.
We develop customized treatment plans for every patient using state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools to help quickly reduce symptoms and effectively restore strength and flexibility. The physical therapy services for athletes offered at Brewer Physical Therapy include:
Physical Therapy for Sports Injuries
- Therapeutic Exercise– Used to increase strength and/or range of motion of joints or large muscle groups
- Passive Range of Motion/Manual Stretching– Used when a patient is unable to move a joint through its full range of motion
- Active Range of Motion– Used to re-establish normal movement
- Active Assisted Range of Motion- Used when a patient is unable to or not allowed to move a joint through its full range of motion
- Balance Training– Used to re-establish balance throughout the body pertaining to a specific joint
- Deep-Tissue Massage– Targets deeper tissues in order to improve tissue extensibility, increase circulation, reduce muscle spasms, and decrease pain.
Sports Rehabilitation in Shreveport, Bossier City & Minden, LA
At Brewer Physical Therapy in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Minden, Louisiana, we have helped patients with all kinds of sports injuries, and we would love to help you, too. For more information about sports injury rehabilitation or to schedule an appointment, call our Shreveport location at (318) 222-8892, our Bossier City location at (318) 747-8892, or our Minden location at (318) 639-9536. You can also schedule your appointment now.
LATEST PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH
Is physical therapy (PT) better than steroid injections? A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients with knee osteoarthritis treated with PT experienced less pain and better physical function after one year than patients who received steroid injections. These findings suggest the benefits of PT for knee osteoarthritis may be more long-lasting than earlier believed.