Our sports injury professionals at NJ Spine and Wellness are committed to keeping you in the game. From athletes to weekend warriors, our orthopedic sports specialists draw from a wealth of knowledge, experience, and research to develop individualized treatment plans.
Our Commitment To Your Sports Injury Recovery
Returning from a sports injury can be a lengthy, arduous process. However, with the right professionals in your corner, your recovery can be as efficient and effective as possible. When you turn to NJ Spine and Wellness for sports injury treatment, you’ll gain access to a team that’s seen it all before and knows just what to do from physical therapy, medication, and even surgical perspective to get you back to the activities you love.
Receiving treatment early is crucial to preventing long-term damage. At NJ Spine and Wellness, we offer same-day appointments and in-house X-rays so you can get better faster.
The Four Stages of a Successful Rehabilitation
NJ Spine and Wellness understands that having a proper sports rehabilitation schedule is crucial to a complete recovery. While each sports injury is different, our orthopedic sports specialists have outlined a general four-phase rehab plan that can help you achieve optimal results.
1. Protect the Sports Injury
The first step in recovery is to minimize the possibility of any further damage and to allow the body to begin the healing process. Regulating inflammation, managing pain, and protecting the injury can make for a smoother recovery. This phase of your recovery will likely include:
- The use of ice packs
- A protective cast, sling, or tape
- Anti-inflammatory or analgesic medication
2. Recover Motion
Swelling and pain can make moving the injured area difficult, but through soft tissue and joint mobilization training, you can begin to establish a range of motion. In addition, using flexibility training geared towards your specific injury increases your body’s ability to heal.
3. Recover Strength
Sports injuries and the time it takes to recover can lead to weakness in the muscle and have a significant impact on muscle endurance. Therefore, during your recovery, it is crucial to integrate strength exercises that minimize aggravation and maximize the benefits of your rehabilitation plan.
4. Recover Function
The final step in the recovery process is to regain sports-specific functionality. This may include restoring coordination and balance, improving speed, and regaining agility and skills that gradually progress from simple to complex.
Turning to our team for sports injury treatment in NJ is an investment in your health, future, and athletic performance. You can feel confident we have the skills and experience necessary to help you get better faster.