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Sports Medicine Specialist

Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy

Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapy located in Fresh Meadows, NY & Little Neck, NY

Sports medicine care can help you get back to your sport and other regular activities quickly. At Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy, in the Fresh Meadows area of Queens, New York City, and Little Neck, New York, the team of sports medicine experts offer the treatment you need to recover and perform at your best. Call the nearest office or book your appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine helps people recover from athletic injuries. At Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy, the team provides rehabilitation services to enhance recovery, improve your function, and boost your physical fitness back to pre-injury levels. 

People of any age and athletic ability can receive sports medicine care to guide them through a safe recovery.  

When might I need sports medicine care?

In general, you need sports medicine care whenever you have a sports injury. Some of the most common kinds of sports injuries include:

  • Tendon strains
  • Muscle strains, such as groin pulls or hamstring strains
  • Ligament sprains, such as ankle sprains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Shin splints
  • Tendinitis, such as Achilles tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocations

Some very mild sports injuries, such as a minor ankle sprain, may potentially heal without medical intervention. If you return to activity too soon, however, you risk another injury. 

The best course of action when you suspect a sports injury is to schedule an appointment at Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy as soon as possible.  

How does sports medicine treatment work? 

Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy customizes your sports medicine treatment based on your diagnosis and doctor's preferences. The many treatment options for sports injuries include:  

  • Manual therapy
  • Custom splinting
  • Moist Heat
  • Cold therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cold Laser 
  • Low-level laser therapy (super-luminous diodes)
  • Paraffin wax treatment
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Transcutaneous electrical stimulation 
  • Russian stimulation
  • Inferential low and medium frequency stimulation 
  • High galvanic stimulation
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Whirlpool treatment
  • Diathermy

Sports medicine care includes various noninvasive and nondrug treatments to reduce your discomfort and stimulate tissue recovery. These treatments usually coincide with physical therapy, manual therapy, and at-home rehabilitation exercises. 

The Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy uses a customized combination of these treatments for good health, fitness, and form so you can return to your sport safely. 

Your sports medicine program also includes tailored advice and recommendations to prevent reinjury and improve your physical function in the future. 

If you have a sports injury, make sure it heals correctly to avoid long-term damage. Call the Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy office closest to you or schedule an appointment online today.