The benefits of sports therapy to help with the pain and discomfort of recovery after an intense workout are well-known, but many athletes are not aware of the fact that they can improve their performance and lessen their chances of injury with treatment before they take to the field. Manhattan Physical Therapy & Pain Center can help athletes prepare for the big game through functional movement screenings and treatment for muscle imbalance and weakness. Here are some reasons why you should schedule an appointment before your next performance.
Sports therapy focuses on reducing muscle imbalance and the negative effects it causes. These imbalances decrease the body’s ability to perform. This means that investing in sports therapy before important athletic performances can actually increase your body’s ability to respond and play well.
Decreasing Injury Risk
Injuries are common during important games and athletic performances. When you are pushing your body as hard as you can, you are pushing your muscles and joints to the extreme. Add muscle imbalances to the picture, and you have a body that is prone to injury. Muscle imbalances create muscles that are chronically semi-contracted, specifically in the back and neck, making them more prone to injury because they exist in a chronically weakened state. Sports therapy focuses on restoring balance to improve the strength and resilience of these muscles.
Decreasing Recovery Time
After a strenuous athletic performance, your body goes into recovery mode. The muscles must repair damage caused during the game, and that requires proper circulation and balance. Sports therapy can help shorten recovery time, allowing your body to recover faster because it is functioning properly. This can reduce the amount of post-game pain you feel and get you back on the field quickly.
When you are preparing for the next big game, you need to be at your best. Contact Manhattan Physical Therapy & Pain Center to schedule a sports therapy treatment so you will be prepared for the stress and trauma your body will endure during your next performance.