Sports Injury Program

ProCare for sports injuries

Athletes of all ages and types come to us when they are injured during play. Whether they are casual weekend warriors or competitive school athletes, they all want to get out of pain and back to the competition as quickly and safely as possible. At ProCare Physical Therapy, we offer our 12 decades of combined sports physical therapy and personal athletic experience to help them get back in the game. Our programs include:

Sports physical therapy for rehabilitation, training & injury prevention

Sport-specific exercises and functional training are all a part of the athlete’s care plan. Our goal is to facilitate a quick return to sports participation. Our sports physical therapists work closely with school athletic trainers, as needed, to determine goals and provide consistent care and sports-specific training. Athletes return to the game with greater understanding of their injury and a plan for future injury prevention. And we don’t just do standard exercises. We help our patients excel.

Orthopedic sports physical therapy rehabilitation

We evaluate and treat postsurgical and nonsurgical orthopedic injuries using modalities, exercise and active manual therapy – hands-on techniques to restore movement and function to the bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. This includes knee rehabilitation (ACL rehabilitation), shoulder rehab (rotator cuff injury) and treatment for sciatica.

Active manual therapy

Manual therapy is a generic term for any hands-on treatment provided by a physical therapist. Our therapists are trained in many different hands-on therapies – therapeutic massage therapy, muscle energy technique, joint mobilization, myofascial release and Total Motion release. We complement these hands-on therapies with various modalities and therapeutic exercise.

Dynamic “core” stabilization

Used for both postsurgical and nonsurgical patients, dynamic stabilization exercises target the muscles of your trunk – the core that keeps your spine and body stable. They help you stay balanced when you move. If your core muscles are strong and they contract when they should, your posture is better, your body is balanced, your movement is more efficient and powerful and you are less likely to get injured.

At ProCare Physical Therapy, we believe in each individual’s potential to take charge of their health. Through gentle care and education, our top-notch sports physical therapists will guide you through the pain and disability of your sports injury, restore your health and optimize your potential to play and function better. We will teach you how to cope with the sports injury of today. More importantly, we will teach you how to prevent sports injuries tomorrow.

For more information or an appointment, call ProCare Physical Therapy, P.A. at 908.205.8625 (Edison, Piscataway, Dunellen, South Plainfield) or 908.575.0008 (Middlesex, Somerville, Branchburg, Bridgewater). For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment.