Sports Injury Physical Therapy
& Treatment Baltimore, MD
Unfortunately, sports injuries are a common occurrence among both youth athletes and weekend warriors. Thankfully, sports physical therapy is the best way to recover from injuries quickly while ensuring a safe, optimum return to sport.
Sports physical therapy isn’t just about restoring function but optimizing performance. That’s why Chapman Physical Therapy offers premier care for the injured athlete in a state-of-the-art facility in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore City.
Dr. Chapman attended the #1 physical therapy program in the country and was selected to spend an additional 13 months post-graduation focusing on rehabilitating orthopedic injuries in their specialized orthopedic residency program.
Through a detailed evaluation, a personalized and sport-specific treatment program, as well as objective strength and return-to-play testing, Chapman Physical Therapy guarantees the highest quality rehabilitation to ensure you return to the field at your best.
Contact Us to book your evaluation today to start your comeback at Chapman Physical Therapy.
WHAT IS SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Sports Physical therapy is a focus on athletes by physical therapists.
A sports-focused physical therapist is specially trained to deal with sports & exercise injuries.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SPORTS INJURIES?
Sports injuries are typically caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of greater force than the body part can structurally withstand.
There are two kinds of sports injuries:
Acute Sports Injury
An acute sports injury is a sports injury that often occurs suddenly & quickly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing. Scheduling an evaluation quickly and ensuring a targeted, effective rehab program is initiated quickly can help you get back on the field as quickly and as safely as possible.
Chronic Sports Injury
Chronic injuries can be caused by long-term overuse of muscle groups or highly repetitive movements. Oftentimes, through a detailed evaluation and rehabilitation program, chronic overuse injuries can be resolved without having to take time off the field.
Common Sports Injuries for Physical Therapy
- Ankle sprain
- Groin strain
- Hamstring strain
- Knee injuries : (ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL/meniscus & more)
What Testing Do You Put Your Athletes Through?
It depends on the injury, but Chapman Physical Therapy uses a hand-held dynamometer to measure force output for every relevant muscle group – assisting in detecting significant asymmetries that can lead to future injury. Chapman Physical Therapy also uses evidence-based return to sport testing criteria to ensure athletes return to the field ready to perform.
Is Sports Physical Therapy Different From Normal Physical Therapy?
Yes and no. Everyone, regardless of whether they are an ‘athlete’ or not, receives 1:1 personalized care throughout their entire rehabilitation. Athletes returning to play typically have specific goals oriented towards performance, which often demands a high degree of explosive and plyometric movements, requiring a high degree of stability, control, and strength. Therefore, their care is tailored towards their sport-specific demands, which entail their sport and their position.
Can I receive Sport-Specific Care In My Home?
Yes, you can receive in-home sports physical therapy; However, depending on how far along you are in your recovery, you may benefit more from care at our location at Grind Baltimore in the Inner Harbor. If you’re early in your rehabilitation, in-home care may be a suitable option. If you have questions, reach out to Chapman Physical Therapy, and we can discuss what will work best for you, depending on your goals and the stage of rehabilitation you’re currently in.