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What is Sports Physical Therapy?


Sports physical therapy is a type of therapy that will focus your treatments more specifically on getting you back to playing the sport, or sports, you love. These sessions might include stretching, soft tissue massage, or high-level functional exercises that focus on the needs of your sport. Our sports physical therapy clinics in Las Cruces and Alamogordo can help you after a significant sports related injury or surgery. We also can help to prevent the need for surgery by working on injury prevention exercises. It is always best to prevent an injury before it happens. The best part is that our sports therapy sessions are for patients of all ages! Our therapists can help with young athletes, middle/high school athletes, or retired athletes that want to participate in their previous sports again. If you have acute or chronic injuries holding you back from the sports you love, come see a sports therapist in Las Cruces or Alamogordo. 

Who is a Sports Therapist?


Our sports therapists are trained professionals who can help with sport-specific treatments for the following sports:

  • Football

  • Basketball

  • Baseball

  • Volleyball

  • Gymnastics

  • Tennis

  • Golf

  • Weightlifting

  • And many, many more!

Sports Injury
Sport Exercise

How Can Sports Physical Therapy Help?


Sports physical therapy can help you in many ways. Our sports therapists in Las Cruces will focus your sessions on interventions that will get you back to your sport quickly and safely. Our therapists will assess your specific needs based on your current injury or injury history. Our therapists will ten create a treatment plan unique to you and your goals. The exercises might work on improving your range of motion, strength, reaction time, jumping/landing mechanics, or a combination of those things, and more. Sports therapy in Las Cruces from a reputable physical therapist like Back in Action, is a great way to improve your overall quality of life and physical abilities. 

Some of the many services we can provide for athletes include:

  • Pre-surgical treatment to improve your outcomes after surgery

  • Post-surgical treatment to make sure your return to sport is safe and effective

  • Testing to determine if you are at risk for sport injury

  • Return to sport treatments that will make sure you are completely ready to compete again

Benefits of Sports Physical Therapy


The benefits of sports therapy at Back in Action in Las Cruces and Alamogordo are endless. We will develop a program for you to make sure that you are faster, stronger, and more ready to compete than when you come to your first session!  Any athlete that has experienced an injury or wants to prevent injury should be seeing a sports therapist! We will work with you to decrease your pain, decrease your chance of reinjury, and improve your athletic performance.

How Long is Each Visit?


Each sports physical therapy session can vary in length depending on what you are working on during your session. You can typically expect for each session to last around one hour. You can schedule your physical therapy sessions in advance to work with your schedule and ensure you’re able to get the most out of every session.

Balance Exercise

How Often Do I Go to Treatment?


The frequency of treatment sessions will be determined by your physical therapist. Typically, you’ll have sessions between one and three times per week, but your therapist will discuss the best frequency for your sport’s specific needs.

If you need sports physical therapy in Las Cruces or Alamogordo, don’t hesitate to reach out to our clinics to get more details. We would love to help you get out of pain and back to competition! Call today to schedule your appointment and we will get you scheduled with the best sports physical therapy Las Cruces or Alamogordo has to offer!

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