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Sports Therapy: Is your PT a certified athletic trainer?

Whether you're a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or recuperating from surgery, MAXX Physical Therapy is here with the best sports rehab team in Lake Charles for your care and recovery. Our clinicians have not only played college sports, but our staff has also coached and served as athletic trainer.

What is Sports Therapy?

Sometimes referred to as sports rehab and also physical therapy, sports therapy is a safe and therapeutic approach that helps individuals effectively treat pain and return to normal function. A sports rehab plan may include any of the following modalities, treatments and training:

  • Targeting exercises to help the patient return to pre-injury function

  • Personalized exercises to improve mobility restrictions

  • Therapy to help reduce susceptibility to further injury

  • Preparation and education to avoid recurring injury episodes

  • Massage therapy

  • Gait training

  • Ultrasound and electrical stimulation

  • Cervical & lumbar traction

What types of conditions are treated in sports therapy?

Sports rehab treats a wide range of conditions, including acute sports injuries; strains; sprains; muscle, tendon, and ligament repairs; tendonitis; hand injuries; shoulder dislocation; foot or ankle dysfunction; and surgery rehab. Sports rehab also benefits those with:

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Meniscus tears

  • Rotator cuff repair

  • Back, shoulder, knee, neck, and hip pain

  • Nerve pain and injuries

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Sciatica

  • And more

The MAXX Physical Therapy approach

The sports rehab program at MAXX Physical Therapy emphasizes the importance of early injury recognition and treatment. Our therapists provide unsurpassed and unique care to each individual and our approach includes close communication with all involved parties (including the referring physician) on the progress of each individual. We treat athletes from 12 years of age to seniors. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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