Sports Rehab Specialist

Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation

Nima Patel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Old Bridge Township, NJ

With 3.5 million children and teens suffering from sports injuries each year, sports rehab at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation offers you and your child the opportunity to recover from injuries and prevent re-injury with safe return-to-play protocols. Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and her team in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, offer an extensive array of sports rehab options to help you with any sports-related injuries you’ve sustained. To schedule a visit, call the office or book online.

Sports Rehab Q & A

What are the early warning signs of a sports injury?

Some sports injuries are obvious due to a specific trauma or movement while playing a sport or participating in an athletic activity, however other injuries are more subtle or may take more time to appear. Common warning signs of a sports injury include:

  • Joint pain
  • Tenderness around a joint or muscle
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Muscle weakness

If you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, visit Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation. Dr. Patel and her team work with you to develop a rehab plan to recover from your injury and rebuild strength and flexibility in the affected area in order to prevent re-injury.

What types of sports rehab options are available?

A sports rehab plan tailored to your specific injury addresses any pain or dysfunction you’re experiencing and allows you to return to your normal level of function as quickly as possible. The team utilizes a wide range of therapies, including:

  • Heat and ice
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Stretching
  • Exercises
  • Redcord® treatments
  • Balance training
  • Sports-specific rehab

These therapies relieve pain, decrease inflammation, reduce tissue swelling, and support the natural healing process of bodily tissues. The team offers specialized care to help young adults in high school and college dealing with sports injuries due to:

  • Lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Track and field
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • And other sports

This specialized care takes into account the unique developmental milestones teens and young adults are undergoing that may make them more susceptible to joint and muscle injuries. Dr. Patel works with young adults to recover effectively and return to play safely.

How can sports rehab prevent injuries?

Sports rehab and physical therapy can help you prevent injuries in addition to healing from sports-specific injuries and pain. Depending on the sports or athletic activity you participate in, the Apex team takes you through a comprehensive exam to assess your range of motion, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance to determine potential areas for improvement.

Based on your individual assessment, the team develops a plan to increase your strength, flexibility, balance, or stamina and creates a series of stretches and exercises you can perform in the gym and at home to improve your athletic performance while reducing your risk of injury.

To learn more about sports rehab, call Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation or book online.