Return to Play Physical Therapy
When an injury has sidelined you from play it is crucial to have a return to play program specific to your needs and your sport. We will help you transition to back on the ice or field following injury. In a controlled environment we will recreate the demands of your sport with 1 on 1 supervision and guidance. Hands on treatment is often required as well in order to reach your full potential. By the time you are discharged, you will be at or better than your pre-injury levels so that you prevent future injuries from sidelining you in the future.
Active Performance Physical Therapy
For those who have an active lifestyle and are limited with their current demands, we will take rehabilitation to the next level to get you back to your activities. Typical physical therapy ends once you can return to your activities of daily living (such as getting dressed, sitting through your work day, standing, walking, driving) but at Elite Edge we want to get you back to what you enjoy doing the most – being active and performing at your best.
Injuries may include but are not limited to:
• ACL injury or surgery
• Hip labral tear or surgery
• Rotator cuff and shoulder pathologies
• Various tendon injuries
• General strains and sprains
• Chronic ankle sprains or instability
• Low back pain
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT:
Initial evaluation: A one on one hour long session to assess your pain, functional deficits, flexibility and strength. Your goals will be discussed and your individualized treatment plan will begin.
Follow up sessions: Based on your initial evaluation these sessions will focus on hands on treatment and sport specific interventions to resolve your deficits and prepare you for competition.
- Active Release Technique: an advanced manual therapy treatment that restores mobility to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves by breaking up adhesions and scar tissue that may have formed due to compensation or injury.
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: a form of manual therapy that uses handheld instruments to break up adhesions and scar tissue in muscles or tendons, and stimulate the inflammatory process to facilitate healing and improve function.
- Kinesiology taping: placing strips of special tape on affected areas of the body in specific directions to improve mobility and correct muscle imbalances. This is done by facilitating contraction of underperforming muscles, or decreasing activation of overperforming muscles.
- Functional Movement Screen: An assessment tool consisting of 7 different movements that place an individual in positions where deficits or compensations become noticeable if the appropriate strength, stability and mobility are lacking.
- Proprioceptive training: Proprioception is the sense in which we perceive the position and movement of our body. There are proprioceptive receptors in every joint, and exercises that challenge these joint receptors will restore coordination, and static and dynamic balance in order to increase stability and prevent injury.