Blog 2020-04-15T14:56:25+00:00

Sports Physical Therapists seeks to keep our patients, staff, and professional network informed by maintaining a blog about our industry. This includes articles from our providers, training tips, news about upcoming therapies and products, and more. Click on the titles below to read more on each topic.

Improve Quality of Life Through More Movement.

Improve Quality of Life Through More Movement. Choose Better Health. Choose Physical Therapy. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that you can do for your health.  Unfortunately, more than 80% of adults and adolescents do not get enough.  The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours at the gym or purchase expensive equipment to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines. What’s important is to find leisure-time physical activities that you enjoy and do them regularly. If pain or a condition limits your ability to participate in activities you enjoy, or you want to reduce your risk for chronic diseases, enhance your fitness, and prevent injuries, consider adding a physical therapist to your health care team.  Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. It’s

September 22nd, 2020|

Return to work faster with Sports Physical Therapists.

Sports Physical Therapists specializes in treating patients with work-related injuries. The goal of our Industrial Rehabilitation program is to get injured workers back to work quicker. Our Industrial Rehabilitation Specialists will perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop a treatment plan with return-to-work goals specific to each patient’s injury and essential job function.  As Occupro Certified practices, reports are delivered in real time to obtain maximal medical improvement and achieve 100% of the job duty. While working efficiently to treat your injury, we offer personal one-on-one care that will allow you to comfortably reach your goals and return to work. Our worker's comp program will be customized for each situation and may include: Occupational therapy Industrial rehabilitation Work conditioning / work hardening Return-to-work assessments Functional capacity evaluations Our various screenings, evaluations, and treatments for patients with work-related injuries can include: Evaluating

August 31st, 2020|

Returning to Sports After Quarantine

This is definitely a unique time for athletics as we deal with the effects of COVID-19 and the athlete’s return to sport and training. Athletes have been separated from their regular training and sport activity for prolonged periods of time during this recent pandemic. Although athletes are thrilled to get back into their sporting activities, are they physically ready after taking some time off? Focus on conditioning early on. Injuries are more common when you are fatigued, if you can improve your conditioning and stamina it will help ensure you are ready to go come game-time and help prevent injuries Start gradual, don’t expect to be in mid-season form after an extended period of time off, allow yourself to ease back into playing shape Make sure to stretch after practice/workouts to help prevent muscle soreness or injuries Continue to follow

August 7th, 2020|

Sports Physical Therapists is evolving to stay relevant and meet the needs of our patients during the current times.

COVID-19 has essentially changed our world as we know it, and Sports Physical Therapists is evolving to stay relevant and meet the needs of our patients during the current times. Although our clinics are open and operating under the universal CDC guidelines, we are also offering In-Home Therapy and Virtual Visits as other treatment options. Sports Physical Therapists is pioneering therapy by bringing it to you. By removing the need for transportation and the need to leave home during painful situations, you can begin the healing process in the comfort of your own home.  Sports PT provides streamline communication to doctors and healthcare providers as well as a seamless transition for patients from home to clinic. No homebound status is required to receive In-Home Therapy. Sports Physical Therapists is also offering Virtual Visits/ Telehealth which will allow patients to connect

June 18th, 2020|

Benefits of Pre-Op Therapy

A new study has found that as few as 1 to 2 sessions of preoperative physical therapy can reduce postoperative care use by 29% for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, adding up to health care cost savings of more than $1,000 per individual. Statistics prove that recovery is made faster and safer when you prepare ahead of time for your surgery. Everyone wants to recover in the comfort of their own home and it can be done with the proper care. You deserve an easier, faster, and safer recovery after your surgery and we can help make it happen. The most common use of prehabilitation occurs prior to a surgical procedure. Total hip replacements, total knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, spinal, and heart surgeries are all examples of major procedures for which prehabilitation is shown to be effective. Prehab

June 3rd, 2020|

Safety Tips for DIY Home Projects

Tackling DIY home projects can truly be a rewarding hobby. The satisfaction that comes with completing an improvement to your home is something that money can’t buy. Not only is DIY a fun hobby that allows you to improve your skills with practice, it’s a great way to add value to your property and make your home an even more special place to spend time with your family. But it’s important to note that DIY projects don’t come without risk. At any one time there can be multiple hazards to be aware of including falling off a ladder, slipping off the roof, or experiencing aches and pains. By taking a few precautions these risks can be mitigated, protecting you and your family from harm. Here are some tips for a safe and successful DIY project: Do your research DIY projects

April 28th, 2020|

Free Injury Screenings

Free Injury Screenings If you’re experiencing aches, pains, or strains, we can help. Schedule a free injury screening with a physical or occupational therapist today. Sports Physical Therapists offers free injury screenings at all of our locations as well as a virtual injury screen through video chat, where one of our licensed therapists will assess your injury and provide recommendations for the next steps in your recovery. Don’t let pain hold you back from doing the things you love.  Let us take the first look.

April 15th, 2020|

Virtual Visits

At Sports Physical therapists, our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients.  Although our clinics remain open for those who need treatment, we are also offering Virtual Visits! By using a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera, you will be able to directly connect with a Sports Physical Therapists Provider for your virtual visit. First, give our clinic a call to schedule your virtual visit appointment, then your provider will email you with a direct link to join at the time of your appointment. No Transportation No need for child care Direct Access to a Physical or Occupational Therapist We always put our patients first, and that commitment has never been more important.

April 6th, 2020|

Benefits of Direct Access Physical Therapy

Direct Access allows patients to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without obtaining a referral or a prescription from a physician. Wisconsin is one of 50 states that has legislated Direct Access to physical and occupational therapy services.   Patients are able to receive treatment quickly. Time is of the essence when it comes to injuries. Direct access to therapy will allow for the rehabilitation process to start immediately. All patients are seen by a Therapist within 24-48 hours.   Reduced Costs. Physical therapy often reduces the need for medications, injections, or imaging. In fact, with direct access PT, studies support fewer number of PT visits and quicker recovery. This benefits patients, insurance companies, and therapists.   Safe and Effective Pain Management  Physical therapy is a CDC-recommended alternate treatment plan to dangerous opioids and in some cases, just as effective (if not more!) than surgery. It’s

March 4th, 2020|

In-Home Physical Therapy Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes

We are frequently asked if it is important to have physical therapy before surgery. Many people feel that if they are going to have therapy after surgery, why have therapy before? This may sound like a clear cut answer, but consider the following with Prehab: Learn to expect after surgery and train on proper use of assistive devices such as a crutch, cane or walker. Improve bed mobility and ambulation after surgery Increase mobility and strength for improved outcomes Mentally prepare patient for what’s to come Importance of compliance with therapy following surgery Pre-op In-Home Therapy is not just for orthopedic surgeries, it can be used for pre-chemo treatment, cardiac procedures, and more. There are many benefits of having In-Home Therapy Services before surgery such as saving money, faster recovery and quicker return to the activities you love to do.

January 21st, 2020|
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