Sports Injuries Specialist

TLC Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy & Private Medical Practices located in North Shore, Staten Island, NY & South Shore, Staten Island, NY

If you struggle with a sports injury and want to heal quickly, the TLC Physical Therapy team may be able to help with the healing process. Jason LaMendola, PT, and his dedicated team use physical therapy and massage therapy to speed up your recovery. Call a TLC Physical Therapy office in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey to schedule an appointment today. Alternatively, online scheduling is also available to book.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are those suffered while playing sports or engaging in exercise. These injuries can affect your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints. While some injuries heal on their own, others require treatment for a full recovery.

Common sports injuries include:

  • Tendinitis
  • ACL injuries
  • MCL injuries
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Muscle tears
  • Shinbone injuries
  • Concussions

You might get injured colliding with another player or running, cutting, or jumping. You can also be injured from overtraining. If you have a painful or slow-healing injury, schedule an appointment at TLC Physical Therapy for an evaluation.

What are the common symptoms of sports injuries?

Common symptoms of sports injuries include:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Instability
  • Crunching or popping sounds

At the first sign of a severe or slow-healing injury, contact your provider so that you can get the care you need to make a full recovery.

How does a provider diagnose my sports injury?

To find out what kind of sports injury you’ve suffered and develop a treatment plan, your provider discusses your symptoms, medical history, and accident history with you. Then, they check your vital signs and complete a physical exam to look for visible signs of an injury.

Your provider might need blood tests or an imaging procedure like X-rays, an ultrasound, an MRI, or a CT scan to reach a correct diagnosis.

How does physical therapy treat sports injuries?

Physical or massage therapy can reduce or eliminate the need for surgery and pain medications. However, if you need surgery, you can also undergo physical therapy post-operation to improve and speed up your recovery.

TLC Physical Therapy therapists help you complete workouts to stimulate tissue healing, improves blood flow, strength, and flexibility, and reduces risk of further injuries. The team also offer massage therapy services to improve your rehabilitation.

At first, you may see your therapist several times a week but then reduce visits as your body begins to heal. Your provider also shows you which exercises and stretches to complete at home during each therapy session.

To learn more about physical therapy as a treatment for sports injuries, call a TLC Physical Therapy office in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey to schedule an appointment today. Online scheduling is also available to book.