This blog article discusses how physical therapists help athletes through a process called manual therapy which involves various forms of exercises like massage, joint mobilization and muscle strengthening.

Sports physical therapy  is a specialized form of therapy that is used to help patients recover from injuries. Physical therapists work with patients to help them regain range of motion, improve strength and endurance, and reduce pain.

One of the most common conditions that sports physical therapists can help with is chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months and has been present for more than three months. Sports physical therapy can help reduce inflammation and improve joint function. It can also improve your overall fitness level.

Make an appointment. The first step is to make an appointment. You don't need to wait for an opening, and there's no need to worry about getting insurance approval. Just call the therapist's office and book an appointment. 

Discuss your goals. It's important to discuss your goals for therapy with the therapist before you start treatment. This includes figuring out which areas of your body are causing you pain and what type of exercises will help alleviate that pain. 

Follow the therapist's instructions carefully. The therapist will provide specific instructions for each exercise, and it's important to follow them closely in order to achieve the best results.