At Postureworks, we treat the athlete, not the injury. All treatment and training programs will be custom and specific to you. Let us be the physical therapist that turns your setbacks to comebacks! Every athlete, recreational or competitive, fears injury and the potential consequences that may arise following injury. However, this does not mean that return to sport activities is unattainable. Following comprehensive and effective rehabilitation and with MD approval, you can once again return to those sports that you love.
At Postureworks the first thing we offer is a 3D Body Scan. Is your body’s kinetic chain working properly and could it be a faulty kinetic chain that led to the injury in the first place?
ACL RECOVERY & PREVENTION
One of the most devastating injuries in sports today is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The ACL is one of the bands of ligaments that connect the thigh bone to the shin bone at the knee. Most tears are a result of landing or planting and cutting or pivoting actions often seen in sports including football, ice hockey and soccer. At Postureworks, we work to not only completely rehabilitate you but to also prevent future injuries by building strength, agility and endurance.
SPORTS & CONCUSSIONS
There is an inherent risk of injury associated with participation in contact sports, such as football, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts, karate, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. You can also sustain a concussion from a car accident or a fall. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is violently shaken. It is usually the result of a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move back and forth rapidly. It is among the most commonly reported neurological conditions.
Golf, tennis, baseball, softball and other rotational sports can be very physically demanding activities that require lots of joint mobility and stability. The rotational forces on the extremities and axial skeleton make the body vulnerable to injuries at various points of stress in the swing of a golf club, tennis racket, or softball bat. Often a decrease in mobility in one area leads to an increased load on the neighboring joint. With multiple repetitions during a game, these rotational forces compound themselves and potentially cause overuse or strain/sprain type injuries.
RUNNER & TRIATHLETES
The endurance athlete has specific needs when it comes to physical therapy and performance. We understand if you’re a runner, biker or swimmer, the last thing you want to do is stop your sport because of pain or an injury. Our goal is to get you back to doing what you love as soon as possible. Endurance sports are very typical activities where overuse injuries occur. Common injuries associated with running and bicycling include: achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, hip bursitis, piriformis syndrome, stress fractures, low back pain and sometimes even shoulder or neck pain.
Postureworks physical therapists are uniquely qualified to assess and treat yoga-related injuries. With expertise in movement analysis and additional yoga training, our physical therapists break down yoga asanas and determine the underlying causes of movement abnormalities and pain. Apart from injuries, they are able to design a program geared toward helping you progress your practice in a safe, effective manner.