As someone who does not consider themselves an athlete, you may ask yourself, why sports therapy, instead of regular physical therapy?
If sports therapy has been recommended to you, there is a reason behind it.
Physical therapists are trained to use electrical modalities and can provide acute and occupational therapy for sudden injuries or chronic pain. However, an athletic therapist has a stronger focus on dealing with short-term sudden injuries. They can assess you quickly and work with you to get active again as soon as possible.
This may be beneficial to you if you can’t afford to miss work, if you’re a single parent or are simply overly anxious to get back to everyday life.
Not every client can work with a sports therapist. Many times it is necessary to have a slow rehabilitation period, especially if you experience chronic pain.
If you have been recommended to a sports therapist, don’t feel insecure about not being a pro athlete. Our therapists are trained to help anyone who walks into our Riverside offices and can get you out in the world again right away!