Back or spinal injury
Fractures (stress related or trauma)
Puncture wound, lacerations, abrasions
Contusions (damaging of blood vessels)
Sprain (ligaments being stressed and stretched beyond normal functioning range)
Strain (abnormal tearing of muscle fibers due to overuse or trauma)
Some of these injuries may require surgery or extensive medical treatment. However, many of these injuries can be treated and healed by sports rehabilitation (sports rehab).
WHAT IS SPORTS REHAB?
Sports rehab may also be called physical therapy. Sports rehab involves evaluation, diagnosing, treatment and prevention of sports injuries using non-surgical methods. Sports rehab may be used to treat sports injuries before resorting to surgical options, or it may be used to help certain body parts, muscles and tendons to return to full functionality following surgery.
WHAT TYPE OF TREATMENTS ARE USED?
Sports rehab covers many different types of injuries to many different body systems. Because of this wide range of treatment coverage area, there are many different types of treatments that are used. At Kernodle Clinic, we provide the following sports rehab treatment and services:
- Innovative methods of heating and icing
- electrical stimulation
- infrared therapy
- vasopnuematic compression
- mechanical traction
WHAT IS A SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
Sports physical therapists are trained healthcare professionals that administer sports rehab. These therapists are trained and licensed to provide examinations, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of sports and non-sports related injuries, weaknesses and functional limitations. Our physical therapists at Kernodle Clinic have years of experience in treating sports-related and non-sports related medical conditions with innovative rehabilitation techniques.
SPORTS REHAB IN BURLINGTON, NC
Our goal at Kernodle Clinic is to get you back to doing the sports and activities you love. We have physical therapists available to treat clients at two of our locations, Burlington, NC and Mebane, NC. For more information about our sports rehab and physical therapy services, visit our patient services page here or contact us.