At CNMR, it is our sincere hope that you keep working out, stretching, practicing, and playing. The body is at its healthiest when there is a good mix between exercise activity, rest, and sound nutrition. Athletes know this, but sometimes the demands for your activity either create a slowly increasing, repetitive stress injury, or an acute mechanical breakdown. In such cases, our sports physical therapy program can help you know not just what is wrong, but how to fix it completely.
Gait and Movement Assessment:
For runners, ball players, and anyone with feet, a gait analysis can be extremely helpful in understanding the mechanics behind your injury. Your feet, ankles, knees and hips all move in a unique way from anyone else. Sometimes these methods of walking and running can create strain on the tendons and muscles, and after a certain amount of stress, they can become injured. Sometimes it is a simple strain, sometimes it is a complex interaction of aberrant movements which require a skilled therapist to understand and correct. When necessary, we can digitally record your stride, and play it back for you as a learning tool to understand when and how your body creates strain.
What if the problem is your tennis serve, or golf swing? What if I am a boxer with a bad wrist,
or a swimmer with a sore shoulder?
The process is the same, even though the body part may be different. We critically analyze your movement patterns and systematically improve the motions that create dysfunction. Often this requires breaking down the motion into segments, repeating and improving these segments, and then reintegrating them back into a more functional pattern.
We have had experience with elite triathletes, medal-winning swimmers, Olympic runners, bodybuilders, boxers, golfers, yoga practitioners, martial artists, soccer players- the list is fairly extensive. Each person brings to us their activity, and the way that they do it. So there is never the same case twice.
At CNMR, we take the time to get you better. Many times it is a few visits, where there is a simple problem and a simple solution. Other times it is not so simple, and a complex intervention plan is required. Either way we will seek to understand all the dimensions of your injury, and address each of them.
If you are getting back into a sport after an injury but are unsure how to begin, let us give you some guidance. Old ACL tears, rotator cuff injuries, and Achilles ruptures have a way of keeping you from your activity of choice. In these cases, the desire to participate in your athletics may be overcome by serious apprehension about re-injury.
The design of your therapy program will take into consideration the exact demands of your sport and prepare you for them. CNMR’s sports physical therapists will progressively increase the pertinence of each activity until we understand how your body will respond in a real-world situation. When needed, we will employ bracing, taping, or orthotic interventions so as to optimally improve the mechanics of your body.
The worst psychological and emotional barrier for an athlete is simply not knowing how to get back to the activity you love, for fear of injury. We’ll educate you at every turn and answer all of your questions so you can be comfortable with the program.
Don’t suffer any more pain or poor performance while working out, playing ball or running. Call CNMR in Washington DC at 202-257-1363
to assess the problem and solutions.