The most common injuries in basketball are sprains of the ankle and knee. Anyone who has played the sport for any period of time has undoubtedly experienced at least one of these. There are a few things that you can do immediately after one of these injuries that will significantly reduce your rehab time. In the medical field, we like to use the mnemonic RICE:
For persistent or more serious sprains, physical therapy is often very helpful. Some important treatment techniques used by our physical therapists at BRPT Lake include:
Remember, if you or someone you know suffers an injury such as a sprain, you can now come directly to physical therapy. Sprains and strains respond much more quickly to treatment when they’re in the acute phase (the first month) than they do once the condition has become chronic (anything over 30 days). Basically the more quickly we can get you started following an injury, the more quickly you can get back to playing! No need for a referral! Direct Access to PT helps, because it allows our therapists to get to work on you more quickly and decrease your overall injury time. Our therapists will also utilize their clinical expertise (we have more certified clinical specialists than any other company in the state) as well as the latest examination techniques to assess you for further injuries such as fractures.