Sports Medicine in Idaho Falls

At Pick PT, we understand the incredible value that athletics can provide in our lives. We also understand the difficulty that injuries can cause in a person’s life both on the field and off. Many of our physical therapists actively participated in high school athletics and had their seasons severely interrupted due to injuries. Our team of skilled physical therapists are here to help you recover from your injury or help with conditioning in preparation for an upcoming season.

Benefits of Sports Medicine

When many people think of sports medicine, it is often associated with injury recovery. Although this is a common use of sports medicine, there are other benefits that come from sports medicine. At Pick PT we are passionate about helping our patients reach the goals that they set for themselves, whether it be injury recovery or prevention. Some of the benefits of sports medicine include but are not limited to:

Injury Prevention

Getting injured in the middle of a sports season is extremely difficult. A lot of times, an injury could be prevented if you had an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your body. At Pick PT we have pre-sport screenings which will show us the areas where your muscles are strong, and the areas where they could use some strength training. After receiving the results of your pre-sport screening, we can work together to come up with a workout plan which will help you decrease the risk of injury. While we cannot guarantee that you will not get injured when participating in sports, we can say that our programs significantly reduce the risk of becoming injured. These workouts are important in the preseason of your sport so that you can be at full capacity once your sport season starts.

Injury Recovery

Regardless of the sport, basketball, football, volleyball, or running, injuries happen. When they happen, it can be devastating. We know what you’re going through, and we understand the struggle. At Pick PT, we have years of experiencing helping athletes get back to living their life moving! Some of what we do to help our patients after an injury include the following:

  • Taping and proper bracing – After an injury we need to properly brace and support the injured area.
  • Muscle stretching – We need to help the body stay loose and promote blood flow to the site of the injury. Stretching can help the body heal.
  • Custom training regimen development – We will put together a game plan to help you recover after your injury. We want to get you back to doing the things you love. Our custom developed plans will help you do just that.
  • Injury rehabilitation – We’ll track your process throughout your visits with us to make sure you are healing the way that you need to.

Heightened Athletic Performance

Every athlete or fitness guru has the desire to continue to improve their skill level. Choosing sports medicine allows you to take your athletic performance to the next level. Sports medicine targets the weak areas of your bodies and trains that specific area until it becomes strong. As these areas become stronger with time, the athletic performance will improve greatly. Some of the common improvements that we see in performance include speed, agility, flexibility, and stability. It does not matter if your goal is to improve your performance for a certain sport or just to improve your athletic ability in general, Pick PT can help you reach your goals no matter what they are.

Injury Prevention & Conditioning

There is a timeless idiom that states an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is basically stating that it’s easier and often better to do work to prevent an injury than to have to work through the rehabilitation and recovery process afterward. At Pick PT, we not only help with rehabilitation but also injury prevention and conditioning. Our physicians played sports in high school, and many still enjoy playing to this day. They understand just how devastating an injury can be in the middle of a sports season. Because our staff empathizes with your pain, we give you exceptional service and get you back playing as fast as we possibly can.

Why Pick PT?

Our purpose at Pick PT is to provide exceptional care so that we can help you elevate your life! Our employees are highly experienced in providing the best sports medicine and physical therapy care. We empathize with our patients who come in with pain.  We care about our patients and strive to get them back to living a pain free life as soon as we possibly can. We create personalized recovery plans so that your recovery is customized to meet all of your needs.

Contact Us

We want to help you with your injury prevention or recovery. You do not need to wait until you are injured to start therapy when you could be preventing it. Muscle weakness is usually a good enough diagnosis for a doctor to recommend therapy to you. Contact us today so you can get started on your injury prevention and or recovery.

Sports Medicine FAQs

Do I need a pre-sport screening?

Typically, a pre-sport screening is not required through the high school to participate in sports. However, these pre-sport screenings can help you prevent injuries before they happen. The screening lets you know the weak areas of your body that are susceptible to injury. If you know these, you can train them to be stronger, thus lessening the chance for injury.

What conditions can be treated through sports medicine?

Sports medicine encompasses and treats all kinds of injuries that are sustained from sports or other activities. Some of the common injuries include low back or neck sprains, overuse injuries, ankle, shoulder, arm, or elbow sprains.

Who needs sports medicine?

Anyone can benefit from sports medicine. The purpose of sports medicine is to help you recover from injuries, prevent injuries, or just improve your overall athletic ability. It does not matter if you are an athlete or just someone looking to improve your athletic ability, sports medicine could help you!
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Rexburg

526 First American Cir
Rexburg, ID 83440

Mon & Wed 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm
Friday 7am-6pm

Rigby

711 Rigby Lake Dr Suite 102
Rigby, ID 83442

Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

Idaho Falls

2277 E Lincoln Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm