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Most Palmdale Physical Therapist will tell you that the importance of physical therapy in sports can not be under-looked.

Sports physical therapy is a specialized practice that mainly focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment/rehabilitation, and performance enhancement of the physically-active individual.

Here are three of the drastic benefits of physical therapy.

SPORTS INJURY REHABILITATION

Many Palmdale Physical Therapist will tell you that patients are often fearful that after suffering their injury they can not regain 100 percent of their functional status.

In some cases that may be factual. However, it has been proven that using a properly designed/carried out physical therapy program, it is absolutely possible to come back 100%.

A high percentage athletic physical therapy program consists of strengthening the human body and reversing the effect of the injury. Areas of deficiency and flexibility, muscular strength and endurance are summarized in a specific training regiment.

That is generally the foundation of physical therapy — restoring the human body to its original status before injury or as near to it as possible.

Physical therapists undergo vigorous training including undergraduate and graduate education in accredited U.S. universities taking up to seven or six years to complete.

They then have to pass the state board licensure exam. A certified physical therapist knows how to create and carry out the necessary program that will assist the body heal in the proper manner.

Patients who hope their injuries heal effectively on their own are taking a b risk. Attempts to perform self-rehabilitation without a trained physical therapist typically don’t deliver the results that are right.

SPORTS SPECIFIC INJURY PREVENTION

If an injury does occur, the previously completed injury avoidance training reduces the area of the injury and recovery time. Because of this, the preventative benefit of physical therapy shouldn’t be overlooked.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

A majority of athletes come visit physical therapist with goals of improving their performance. The foundation for this training regiment is offered by an in depth evaluation.

This evaluation provides us with neuromuscular advantages and weaknesses and helps people create an individual athlete’s physical profile. This profile can then be matched to the individual’s specific game.

Areas of deficiency in flexibility, muscular strength and endurance can then be targeted by a distinct training routine.

The above listed benefits display what can be gained from physical therapy and its importance in injury recovery and athletic performance.