Sports Physical Therapy is a specialized practice that focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement of the physically-active individual.
Prevention - The practice of sports physical therapy includes those interventions that assist the athletically-active individual in preventing injuries and then, if an injury occurs, continuing their pursuits with minimal disruptions.
Evaluation - Sports physical therapists are highly skilled in the evaluation of active and chronic surgical and non-surgical neuromusculoskeletal injuries Also included is the functional assessment of the individual post-injury to assist to a safe return to activity.
Treatment & Rehabilitation - In a team approach with physicians, the sports physical therapist designs and implements programs for the management of neuromusculoskeletal injuries in clients of all ages and physical abilities.
Performance Enhancement - Sports physical therapists assist athletically-active individuals to improve their performance in a variety of ways. Areas of deficiency in flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and in the aerobic/anaerobic systems can be outlined in a specific training regime. Follow-up evaluations can determine further training program changes.
St. Luke's Physical Therapy employs highly trained physical therapists. Many of our therapists have advanced certifications, such as Board Certified Sports Specialist (SCS), Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Our professionals apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. Coordination and cooperation between physical therapists, physicians and athletic trainers working with the high schools, colleges and professional teams in the region is the hallmark of what we do.
Click the links below for more information:
- ACL Performance Enhancement Program
- Return to Sport After ACL
- Physical Therapist's Guide to Healthy Running
- Baseball Throwing Program - 11 and 12 year-old athletes
- Baseball Throwing Program - 13 and 14 year-old athletes
- Baseball Throwing Program - High School, College, and Professional Athletes
St. Luke's Physical Therapy is the official physical therapy provider for the following organizations: