Physical Therapy For Sports Injuries

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Shaun Kirk Mrs.Little English III 21 May 2014 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Sports Injuries “10% of all college sports players sustain brain injuries.” (CFAF). Many athletes have been absent from sport events and games do to injuries. Injuries are common in any type of organized sport. The injuries that athletes get are mainly from not exercising correctly, not doing the proper stretches, and by not keeping enough fluids in the body. The most common injuries are ankle twist, pulled muscles, concussions, broken bones, and fractures. The easiest way to prevent these type of injuries from happening is to make sure you have the proper training and stretching. Poor training methods, inadequate warm-up, and lack of conditioning are a few of the causes of sports injuries. “Injuries can be caused by a combination of those things without necessarily being the only reasons,” (Apostolos Theophilou). Injuries can also be caused by not using the proper technique in the sport, or by doing the proper stretching techniques. Most athletes hardly ever stretch before a game or event. Stretching is the main reason why athletes are injured so often. Whenever you don’t stretch, the muscles in the body are very tight and can be pulled easily or may cause very painful cramping. Not only does the fact of not stretching cause injuries but also the safety of the sports gear that athletes have to wear while playing sports. The gear that athletes wear is often old, used, and is not protective to the players. There are many different types of gear that can be used to protect athletes from getting injured while participating in a sport event. The ankle brace is one of the most commonly used piece of gear because most injuries are mainly rolled, t... ... middle of paper ... ...bilitation." Sports Injury Rehabilitation. Http://, n.d. Web. 08 May 2014. "Physical Rehab & Sports Injury Center." Joliet, Illinois (IL)., n.d. Web. 08 May 2014. "Sports Injury Rehabilitation." Programs & Services., 2011. Web. 08 May 2014. "Physical Therapy." , Leesburg., 2014. Web. 07 May 2014. "Sports Injuries Rehabilitation - Cedars-Sinai." Sports Injuries Rehabilitation - Cedars-Sinai., 2014. Web. 08 May 2014. "Rehabilitation & Exercises." Rehabilitation Exercises for Sports Injuries., 2014. Web. 08 May 2014. Mesnick, Neal. "What Do You Need to Do for Sports Injury Rehabilitation?", 2005. Web. 08 May 2014. "Spine & Sports Rehabilitation." - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago., 2014. Web. 08 May 2014. Works Cited

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