Sports Performance

Pediatric and Sports Physical Therapy provides rehabilitation for athletes who are recovering from an injury or with unique orthopedic needs. During periods of injury or after surgery, there is no need to stop training. These times of athletic transition are opportunities to further develop areas of weakness, to facilitate healing processes, and continue to advance athletic progress. We develop comprehensive programs for athletes with chronic orthopedic dysfunction (herniated discs, joint replacement, back pain, shoulder impingement, knee pain, patella dysfunction, etc.). The programming allows for maximal results while maintaining and enhancing pain free function.

Our physical therapist is a former gymnast and Division 1 collegiate pole vaulter. She understands the demands of sports and uses her personal and professional experiences to effectively address the physical and psychological needs of each athlete.  This proactive approach promotes wellness with rapid recovery from injury and prompt return to activity.

“Everyone should train for peak physiological health. You need to plan to have the type of function you want when you’re 100. So we train for position and the expression of good human movement. For the proper expression of the human genome you need to exercise hard. For your whole system to organize and work efficiently you must exercise. So what’s your practice? Do we want just functional? Or do we want optimal?  We need to understand specifically how you can move and organize your creative practices, your craft, so it becomes a wired biological habit. Bring mindfulness to how you move, how you behave. Develop best practices – if you are texting and hunched over on your computer…this might be how you look when you talk to your spouse or your client. Bring awareness and cultivate these practices. Sitting for two hours is the physiological equivalent of smoking two cigarettes. The health detriments are no different.” Kelly Starrett, PT

Services offered

  • Complimentary Injury Screenings
  • Sports performance training/mobility assessments
  • Clinical rehabilitation
  • Lectures on topics such as injury prevention, flexibility, conditioning, nutrition, and injury management
  • On-site competition coverage
  • Practice coverage including onsite consultation and injury evaluation, injury management, and possible referral out to physicians familiar with the treatment of sport related injuries

“your body is capable of a great deal more than you give it credit for”