Sports Physical Therapy at BSR focuses on prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement for athletes. Our physical therapists are highly skilled in the evaluation of acute and chronic injuries. A detailed assessment of the athlete post-injury is used to develop a plan for a safe return to sport.
The physical therapists at BSR Physical Therapy work collaboratively with athletes of various sports in order to facilitate a safe return and improvement in performance. Athletes who routinely seek out the expertise of our physical therapists include those involved in baseball, softball, basketball, cross-fit, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, golf, football, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, and swimming.
Physical therapists at BSR offer free injury prevention screenings to athletes and teams. We conduct individual screenings at both clinics and our physical therapists can also perform screenings in a group setting onsite at team practices. Athletes will be screened using the Functional Movement Screen, Upper & Lower Body Dynamic Balance (Y Balance Test), Core Muscle Testing, Jump and Landing Mechanics, Hop Testing, and other physical performance tests as indicated.
Athletes identified as “high risk” for injury should be instructed in corrective exercise. Although no program can completely eliminate injury, an individually tailored exercise program can reduce injury risk. Athletes can attend training sessions with a physical therapist to develop a corrective program targeting their specific deficits.
Baseball Arm Care Program
Throwing baseball results in excessive stress to the youth baseball players elbow and shoulder joints. Baseball injuries are very common in the youth athlete and can have a big impact on their long-term career. Baseball players should pay close attention to the health of their throwing arms at an early age. This free service for baseball players includes instruction in an individualized exercise program to strengthen the thrower’s arm. Other preventative and performance related education is inclded to manage arm health for the long-term.
Reduce Injury Risk & Enhance Sports Performance
This sports physical therapy program consists of a warm-up, strengthening, plyometrics, and agility drills to address deficits in movement. Also, this program is instructed by physical therapists onsite as a warm-up before team practice. The program typically takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Several well-conducted research studies have shown this program to reduce the risk of ACL injury in young athletes.