Sports Injuries

Reboot Physical Therapy

Priyanka Pandya, MS, PT

Physical Therapy located in Ramsey, NJ

Physical therapy is an essential part of your rehabilitation plan for any type of sports injury. As an athlete herself, Priyanka Pandya, MS, PT, has expertise treating sports injuries at Reboot Physical Therapy in Ramsey, New Jersey. If you or a loved one has a sports injury, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

Sports injuries include any injury that occurs during exercise or physical activities like playing sports or running around a playground. Anyone can get a sports injury, but children, older adults, and athletes are especially prone to these injuries. 

Physical therapist Priyanka Pandya evaluates and treats many common sports injuries, including:

  • Muscle strain, such as a hamstring or calf strain
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Knee injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingement
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ankle sprains
  • Back pain (spinal injuries)
  • Fractures and dislocations

Priyanka works with your orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist to ensure you receive the best treatment for your specific sports injury.

What causes sports injuries?

Sports injuries commonly occur when you participate in organized sports, exercise programs, and competitive physical activities like running and weightlifting. Many factors can increase your risk of developing a sports injury, such as:

  • Failure to warm up properly
  • Improper equipment
  • Lack of physical conditioning
  • Repetitive movements like running

Participating in a contact sport, like football, can also increase your risk of sports injuries. Priyanka helps you identify your risk factors for sports injuries so you can make informed decisions in the future. 

How does physical therapy help sports injuries?

Most sports injuries require physical rehabilitation to heal properly. At Reboot Physical Therapy, Priyanka helps you rebuild strength and restore normal movement after an injury. 

First, Priyanka carefully evaluates your physical condition to gain an understanding of the structures involved and the extent of your injury. Then, she develops a personalized rehabilitation plan to help you recover. Depending on the type and severity of your sports injury, treatment may include:

  • Exercises to improve strength and flexibility
  • Manual therapies like massage and cupping
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Hot and cold packs
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Kinesio taping
  • Steps you can take to prevent the injury from recurring

She also provides you with an exercise program you can perform at home for ongoing improvement. 

For expert care of sports injuries, call Reboot Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today.