Sports Injuries

Patient and therapist using resistance bands training for sports injury

Sports Injury Treatment with Total Physical Therapy

As one of the best full-service sports physical therapy providers in Denver, Colorado, we at Total Physical Therapy are committed to assisting you in recovering fully and quickly from your sports injury. We pride ourselves on our personalized care where you receive maximum one-on-one time with your doctor.

At Total PT, we use proven therapy techniques to help you recover from pain and injuries quickly. Our methods are based on evidence so we can effectively prevent future injuries. Our goal is to help you heal so you can get back to competing as soon as possible. Whether you’re a high school, college, professional athlete, or simply someone who wants to return to their active lifestyle, our physical therapists use specialized techniques specifically designed for athletic recovery.

Common Sports Injuries

Injuries can happen frequently in any sport, regardless of skill level. Injuries can keep players out for a long time and impact any body part, affecting physical performance significantly.

If left untreated, sports injuries can become worse and may even permanently limit your ability to participate in sports. This is why receiving professional physical therapy care is so important for athletes who have suffered an injury. Our highly trained physical therapists have experience in treating many common types of sports-related injuries.

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Common sports injuries that can benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Back, joint, or muscle pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Pulled muscles
  • Torn ACLs
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hamstring strains
  • Hip flexor strains
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Groin pulls
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Stress fractures
  • Concussions

How Does Physical Therapy Treat Sports-Related Injuries?

All kinds of athletes can sustain injuries. This includes professional athletes, those in recreational leagues, or people who simply enjoy being active. Injuries can happen to anyone, especially those who are physically active.

Without proper treatment, these injuries can linger and even become more serious. Physical therapy helps athletes heal, recover, and return to their favorite activities. Each injury and recovery process is unique.

Following a sports injury, your therapist at Total Physical Therapy will make a plan to reduce pain, improve movement, and increase your flexibility. Your injury treatment plan may include stretching, manual therapy, massage, Kinesio taping, dry needling, or any of our other techniques. The specific treatments chosen will depend on the type and severity of your injury.

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Sports Injuries

Physical health and performance are essential for the success of an athlete at any level of competition. No matter your chosen sport or activity, physical therapy offers several benefits to treat your injuries, speed up your recovery process, and improve performance.

Some of the top benefits of physical therapy for sports-related injuries include:


Provides quick pain relief.


Improves muscle and joint flexibility




Improves and speeds up your recovery




Provides an outlet to reduce stress and anxiety


Improves overall performance

Preventing Sports Injuries with Physical Therapy

Avoiding sports injuries is crucial for athletes to succeed and continue enjoying their favorite physical activities and sports. Properly warming up and stretching before engaging in physical activity is important for preventing sports injuries and maximizing performance.

To further prevent injuries, many athletes and weekend warriors regularly work with physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine. Not only does this help prevent future injuries, but receiving regular sports physical therapy care can also take your athletic performance to the next level. With Denver physical therapy, you’ll stay at the top of your game.

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Schedule Your Denver Physical Therapy Appointment Today

Don’t spend one more day in pain. Get started today with your recovery by calling Total Physical Therapy at (303) 758-5060 to schedule an appointment for sports physical therapy in Denver. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available daily throughout the week to offer you support and more detailed information about how we can treat your sports-related injuries.

Schedule your appointment with Total Physical Therapy today and get back in the game.