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Sports Injury Physical Therapy in Mountain View, CA

How a Sports Injury Physical Therapist in Mountain View can help:

Sports PT:  At NOW PT we have years of experience treating a wide variety of sports conditions and injuries that occur on and off the field.  We are passionate about helping athletes recover from injury, improve their mechanics, and prevent future injuries. We work with all athletes-- serious or casual, competitive or recreational, kids or adults-- that sustain an injury, have pain, or want to develop a program for injury prevention.  Our sports rehabilitation program works with kids just learning to play, club sport athletes, high school and collegiate athletes, or more “seasoned” individuals who just like to have fun on occasion—those we call “weekend warriors”.

 

Rehabilitation consists of evaluating your specific injury and determining an appropriate course of treatment.  This can include stretching, strengthening surrounding structures, use of modalities such as heat and ice, manual mobilization / soft tissue mobilization, trunk and core stabilization, balance and coordination training, postural education, correcting form and technique, discussing and implementing an injury prevention plan.

PT can help speed injury recovery times by teaching you ways to avoid further damage, rest muscles and injured structures to allow time for healing.  We work together with you to develop a comprehensive recovery program.

At NOW PT, we look at the whole body, as we know that top performance comes from being well balanced and fit.  We have experience treating the most common sports injuries, to highly complex injuries.  We know that performance is important to you.  Our goal is not only to get you back to your sport, but to teach you how to prevent injuries, so that you stay in the action!

Common Injuries that may benefit from Sports Injury-specific Physical Therapy:

Basketball players: often sustain ankle, knee or shoulder injuries because of demands of the sport.  PT helps to strength injured areas as well as surrounding structures to build a solid foundation, and restore function to get you back to the sport you love.

Most common Basketball injuries include:

  • Foot and ankle injuries

  • Hip/thigh strains

  • Knee injuries (ACL tears, jumpers knee, sprains and strains,                Osgood Schlatters)

  • Wrist/hand injuries

Volleyball players:  often sustain knee and ankle injuries from quick movements, frequent lunging.  If hips and core are weak, you are more at risk for injury.  PT helps to strength injured areas as well as surrounding structures to build a solid foundation, and restore function to get you back to the sport you love.

Most common Volleyball injuries include:

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Jumper's Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

  • Shoulder Injuries

  • Finger Injuries

  • Low Back Injuries

Soccer Players:  Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world.  It is also one of the most physically challenging sports, requiring top level of fitness.  Strength, coordination, balance and agility are all crucial components.  Whether just starting out with the sport or a seasoned athlete, soccer is contact sport, placing you at increased risk for injury.  Hips, knees, and ankles are common injury sites.  If you do sustain an injury, PT will help guide you through the recovery phase.  We look at the whole body, to see if there are alignment issues, or weaknesses that predispose you to injury.  We will work to strengthen affected areas and surrounding structures, restoring function and building a solid foundation to get you back to the sport you love.

Most common Soccer injuries include:

  • Ankle sprain

  • Cartilage tears

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) sprains

  • Concussion

  • Overuse injuries (Shin splints, Stress fractures, Patellar Tendonitis, Achilles Tendonitis

  • Muscle strains, such as groin, thigh or calf

  • Foot fracture

  • Wrist sprains or fracture

  • Meniscal tear

Tennis Players:  Tennis, while often heralded as a leisurely past time, is known by it's players as very taxing on the body. Constant direction changes and powerful overhead swings create a unique mix of forces on the body that are not seen in other sports.

Most common Tennis injuries include:

  • Tennis Elbow 

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis

  • Wrist strains

  • Back pain

  • Knee pain

  • Calf & Achilles tendon strains

Runners:  Most runners have experienced some injury of form of pain in their running career. Every injury and every runner is different, requiring a thorough examination of each individual to determine an appropriate course of treatment.

Most common Running injuries include:

  • Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

  • Stress Fractures / Shin Splints

  • Achilles Tendonopathy

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • IT Band Syndrome

Baseball Players:  Years of overhead and side-arm pitching combined with the impact of sliding to home-base can leave a baseball player's body battered and beleaguered. 

Most common Baseball Injuries include:

  • Shoulder injuries such as Rotator cuff tears

  • Elbow injuries, such as Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) strain or tear

  • Knee injuries (ACL and MCL strains, meniscus tears)

  • Muscle Strains

  • Concussion

  • Low back pain, Spondylolysis

If you do sustain an injury, PT will help guide you through the recovery phase.  We look at the whole body, to see if there are alignment issues, or weaknesses that predispose you to injury.  We will work to strengthen affected areas and surrounding structures, restoring function and building a solid foundation to get you back to the sport you love.

TESTIMONIALS

-- R.O.

I've been taking my son to Chris for a few years and she is just awesome. Chris is very professional and knowledgeable, my son loves going there (although not all the exercises she gives him are fun and easy) and we can definitely see results. 

-- K.W.

Christine is most definitely a hands-on person for her clients.  Not only does she know what activities to do in order to achieve positive results, she is patient, thorough, encouraging, diligent, resourceful, and of course knowledgeable.

-- J.S.

If you need physical therapy and want great results, I highly recommend NOW Physical Therapy.

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