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Physical Therapy for Football Injuries

Everyone loves the thrill that comes with football; the touchdowns, the field goals, the brutal tackles. Whether you’re a professional athlete, college competitor, high school champion, or just someone who loves to get together with their buddies for a pick-up game on the weekend, the allure of this national hobby is too exciting to resist. However, this popular pastime often comes with a painful price. Luckily, Raritan PT is here to offer physical therapy for football injuries to help get you back on the field.  Physical [...]

By |2019-09-24T00:18:42+00:00September 24th, 2019|Sports Physical Therapy|

How Physical Therapy for High School Athletes Can Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

Sports have a variety of health and social benefits, so it’s no surprise that over half of all boys and girls over the age of six are involved in team athletics. Being a part of a team teaches all sorts of life lessons, including problem solving and communication, as well as boosting self-confidence and improving grades in school. Later in life, becoming a professional athlete might very well be a promising career. However, physical exertion is not without its risk of injury. Here’s how physical therapy [...]

By |2019-09-23T23:59:04+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Physical Therapy, Sports Physical Therapy|

The Top 10 Most Common Sports Injuries

Whether you are an athlete that works out more days than not, or you just participate in fun exercise on the weekend, there is always a way that you can get hurt. It can be hard, especially while dealing with injury pain, to figure out what you have injured and how best to treat it. Here are the 10 most common sports injuries, along with possible causes, treatment, and recovery ideas.  Hip Flexor Strain Hip flexors are muscles on the upper front side of your [...]

By |2019-09-23T23:34:36+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Injury, Sports Physical Therapy|

Most Common Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey is a fast, high-contact sport, so injuries are not unexpected. While many injuries are relatively minor, some can be quite severe. Here is what you should know about the most common hockey injuries, how to prevent them, and how to recover from them. […]

By |2019-06-21T15:11:54+00:00April 24th, 2019|Hockey Injuries|

Physical Therapy for Baseball Elbow Injuries

Pitcher’s elbow, or medial apophysitis, is the most common elbow injury among baseball players. It is an overuse or repetitive strain injury that occurs most often in baseball or softball players who are undergoing a rapid growth spurt (typically between the ages of 11 and 15). Physical therapy is an excellent solution for healing this type of injury. […]

By |2019-06-21T15:13:15+00:00March 14th, 2019|Baseball Injuries|

Most Common Volleyball Injuries

Volleyball is an excellent sport that can be played by all ages and skill levels. It is great exercise and can be highly social. Like any sport, though, volleyball carries some risk of injury. Youth sports injuries can result from overuse or from acute trauma. Here is a look at the most common volleyball injuries and how to reduce your risk of injury. […]

By |2019-06-21T15:33:43+00:00January 20th, 2019|Volleyball Injuries|

Physical Therapy to Prevent and Heal Gymnastics Injuries

Sports injuries are common, and gymnastics has more than its fair share. The majority of gymnastics injuries are caused by poor form, accidents, and poor preparation. Physical therapy can help your prepare for intense gymnastics, and can also help you recover from a serious injury. Here is how to use youth physical therapy to prevent and heal gymnastics injuries. […]

By |2019-06-21T15:35:41+00:00January 15th, 2019|Gymnastic Injuries|

Physical Therapy for Hockey Players

There is a wide variety of possible injuries during any sporting event. If you are on a sports team, then you are aware of the risks that you take during every game. Even if you are covered in armor and padding, you can still be seriously injured. Hockey is a prime example of this as hockey players wear some of the best padding available and are still injured regularly. Fortunately, physical therapy can help with these injuries. Here is what you need to know about youth [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:37:27+00:00January 10th, 2019|Physical Therapy for Hockey Players|

Top 5 Most Common Basketball Injuries

Basketball injuries are more common than you’d think. Although basketball isn’t as close of a contact sport as football or hockey, it is still possible to injure yourself while playing. Basketball is still an intense and engaging sport. Anytime that you’re involved in a sport, it’s possible to face a sports injury. Here are the most common basketball injuries to keep an eye out for. […]

By |2018-11-16T16:24:43+00:00November 16th, 2018|Basketball injuries|

Most Common Lacrosse Injuries

Originally played by Native Americans as early as 1100 CE, lacrosse is part of the Iroquois tradition. Lacrosse was well-documented by Jesuit priests by the 17th century, and it is often referred to as “America’s first sport.” Combining elements of basketball, soccer, and hockey, the high-agility sport is rapidly becoming one of the most popular sports across North America. Men’s and women’s rules differ significantly, and physical demands vary widely by position. Therefore, it is vital for each player to embark on an individualized training program [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:40:11+00:00September 26th, 2018|Lacrosse Injuries|