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Physical Therapy Aids in the Recovery from Summer Sports-Related Injuries

The increase in summer sports and recreational activity participation during the next few months will subsequently lead to an increased number of sports-related injuries that may require physical rehabilitation. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 5 million sports-related injuries occur annually in the U.S. that require medical consultation. Summer sports, including basketball, bicycling, water recreational activities, baseball, softball and golf, generate the highest number of injuries among children and adults. The most common sports-related injuries are muscle sprains and strains, tears of ligaments and tendons, dislocated joints and fractured bones, primarily concerning the knees, shoulders, ankles and back. The use of a physical therapy program with a healthcare professional can help return these injured areas to a normal level of function.

“Northern Michigan summers are designed for active lifestyles and athletes of all skill levels sometimes push it too far.” says Gus Meyjes of Dynamic Physical Therapy, “The key to a fast and full recovery is speedy treatment and most importantly, DO NOT IGNORE the pain”.  Most sporting injuries will get worse if not treated and the long term expense, both physically and financially, can be great if an athlete does not attend to the injury.

Dynamic PT’s physical therapists divide sports injury rehabilitation into three phases. Phase one represents the initial healing phase when treatment generally includes rest, pain reduction, swelling reduction and promotion of tissue healing. Phase two represents the mature healing process. During this phase, therapists promote strong healing of the injured tissue. Phase three represents functional integration during which the injured body part is trained to work harmoniously with the rest of the body while building strength, endurance and coordination.

Physical therapists are experienced professionals who work with patients to develop individual treatment plans concerned with prevention, management and the alleviation of sports-related injuries. At Dynamic Physical Therapy, the goal in sports injury rehabilitation is simple: get the athlete back to his or her game as soon as possible.

For further information log on to the Dynamic Physical Therapy web site at or call 231-876-0010.

Sources:    National Center For Health Statistics

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At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are the most experienced and educated in physical therapy treatments. We have six locations throughout Northern Michigan in Cadillac, Manistee, Gaylord, Marion, Buckley and Traverse City. We are the most recommended Northern Michigan physical therapy center for upper and lower back pain. We also specialize in neck pain, knee pain, arm pain and hand pain, and our physical therapists and aides can help relieve your pain in the most effective way possible. For orthopedic treatment and aquatic therapy, rehab for sports related injuries like shoulder injuries and foot injuries, physical therapy for Cerebral Palsy, stroke rehabilitation, therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and arthritis relief, and even jaw pain treatment, Dynamic Physical Therapy is the smartest choice for comprehensive physical therapy care and physical rehabiliation services.