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Sports Injury Rehabilitation Services for Athletes

Sports injury rehabilitation include the use of the CHEK System, which combines Functional Movement Assessment, Corrective Exercise Programming and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching to prevent and treat injuries. This system allows me to identify any underlying movement dysfunctions that may lead to injury and design a personalized program for you. With corrective exercises, nutrition coaching using the CHEK System, massage therapy, acupuncture and kinesio tapping techniques I can help you regain your strength and mobility post-injury.

    Injury Rehabilitation Package


    Welcome to my Comprehensive Sports Injury Rehabilitation Services, designed specifically to help you regain strength and mobility after a sports-related injury. I offer personalized corrective exercise programs, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, kinesio taping and nutrition coaching utilizing the CHEK system. Let me help you get back in the game with confidence.

    Sports Injury Assessment

    Sports Injury Assessment includes a thorough physical evaluation, functional movement screen and biomechanical analysis. These tests help identify the root cause of an injury and design a personalized rehabilitation plan that includes corrective exercises to regain strength and mobility.

    This approach also includes nutrition coaching utilizing the CHEK system to prevent future injuries. I work with professional and amateur athletes using techniques such as massage, acupuncture, and kinesio tapping in addition to exercise-based rehabilitation programs tailored specifically for each individual's needs.

    Physical Evaluation

    Assessing the physical condition of an athlete is a critical step in developing an effective sports injury rehabilitation program. I use various techniques to evaluate the extent of injuries and determine the best course of action.

    • Assessment of injury site: Identifying specific areas affected by injuries helps us develop targeted treatment plans that focus on restoring mobility, flexibility, and strength.
    • Range of motion measurement: Measuring range of motion using specialized tools enables us to identify limitations and monitor progress throughout recovery.
    • Muscle strength evaluation: We use advanced equipment to measure muscle strength accurately, helping athletes regain lost power through targeted exercises.

    Our biomechanics-trained therapists analyze every detail during physical evaluations to ensure all factors affecting performance are addressed during rehabilitation.

    Functional Movement Screen

    Identification of imbalances and weaknesses, analysis of movement patterns, and evaluation of proprioception and balance are crucial components in sports injury rehabilitation. Functional Movement assessments are used to assess these factors accurately. This screening process aids in determining areas that require attention for effective recovery.

    Using biomechanics principles, I can analyze how athletes move while performing specific exercises to identify any potential problems or flaws that could lead to further injuries. I then design customized exercise plans based on the results obtained from the FMS assessment. Here are some benefits you can expect when you choose our functional movement screen services:

    • A comprehensive assessment of your body's strengths and weaknesses
    • Personalized corrective exercise plans designed around your unique needs
    • An increased awareness of proper posture, alignment, balance, and stability
    • Improved mobility range through targeted stretching exercises

    My mission at Cornerstone Health is to help athletes regain their strength and mobility post-injury effectively. Contact me today for more information about our functional movement screen service as well as other sports injury rehabilitation services we offer!

    Corrective Exercise Programs

    Corrective exercise programs are designed to address the underlying causes of sports-related injuries such as strains, sprains, and ligament tears. I will work with you to develop individualized exercise programs that improve mobility, stability, and strength while reducing pain and risk of re-injury.

    I take a comprehensive approach that includes ongoing reassessment and modification based on your progress. This ensures optimal recovery time while minimizing the risk of further injury. I also offer nutrition coaching utilizing the CHEK system to prevent future injuries through proper fueling for peak performance.

    Individualized Exercise Programs

    Assessment of patient's injury and physical ability is the cornerstone of our individualized exercise programs. We take a holistic approach to sports injury rehabilitation, considering the athlete's unique needs and goals. From there, I customize an exercise program that not only promotes healing but also strengthens weak areas to prevent future injuries.

    Exercise programs are designed with sport-specific movements in mind. I understand the importance of getting you back on their feet fast without sacrificing performance. I have experience working with various types of sports-related injuries such as strains, sprains, and ligament tears.

    • Assessment of patient's injury and physical ability
    • Customization of exercise program based on assessment
    • Incorporation of sport specific movements into rehab exercises

    Progressive Rehabilitation

    A progressive Rehabilitation program is designed to help athletes gradually regain their strength and mobility after sports-related injuries. The approach involves a gradual increase in the intensity and difficulty of exercises, with regular assessments to monitor progress. I also collaborate with other healthcare professionals for optimal care.

    Benefits of our Progressive Rehabilitation program include:

    • Improved range of motion
    • Increased flexibility
    • Enhanced muscular endurance
    • Strengthening of core muscles
    • Reduced risk of future injury

    Soft Tissue Therapy

    Is a crucial component in sports injury rehabilitation that focuses on treating damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It includes techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. Myofascial release helps to eliminate pain and restore range of motion by releasing tension in the fascia surrounding muscles while deep tissue massage targets deeper layers of muscle tissue to alleviate chronic pain. Trigger point therapy relieves tight areas within muscle tissues that cause referred pain to other parts of the body.

    In addition, Soft Tissue Therapy can improve blood circulation and prevent scar formation from injuries through regular treatments. As athletes strive for optimal performance after an injury, incorporating Soft Tissue Therapy into their rehabilitation plan can accelerate recovery time and reduce the risk of future injuries.

    Myofascial Release

    Benefits of myofascial release for sports injury rehabilitation include reduced pain, increased range of motion, improved flexibility, and circulation. Techniques used in myofascial release therapy involve applying sustained pressure to specific points on the body to release tension and break up adhesions in the fascia. Athletes should undergo myofascial release therapy regularly as part of their recovery plan, with frequency determined by the severity and location of their injury.

    • Reduced pain
    • Increased range of motion
    • Improved flexibility
    • Improved circulation
    • Applying sustained pressure
    • Breaking up adhesions in the fascia
    • Frequency determined by severity/location

    Deep Tissue Massage

    Plays a crucial role in sports injury recovery. By targeting the deeper layers of muscle tissue, it helps relieve chronic pain and enhance mobility. However, there are precautions to take during deep tissue massage therapy to ensure that it is safe and effective.


    • Communicate clearly with your therapist about any injuries or medical conditions you have
    • Drink plenty of water before and after the massage
    • Avoid eating a heavy meal before the session
    • Expect some discomfort but notify your therapist if it becomes too painful

    Trigger Point Therapy

    Understanding trigger points is crucial when it comes to sports injury rehabilitation. These localized areas of muscle tightness can lead to pain and decreased range of motion, affecting athletic performance. Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure to these knots to release tension and promote healing.

    Common types of trigger point therapy techniques include dry needling, manual pressure release, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Benefits of this therapy include improved circulation, reduced pain and inflammation, and increased flexibility. Combining trigger point therapy with other forms of sports injury rehabilitation such as corrective exercise or deep tissue massage can maximize its effectiveness in promoting recovery for athletes.

    • Understanding trigger points impact on athletic performance
    • Common types of trigger point therapy techniques
    • Benefits: Improved circulation Reduced pain & inflammation Increased flexibility


    is a popular form of sports injury rehabilitation that has been used for centuries. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to promote healing and pain relief. This technique can be helpful in reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow, and improving muscle function in athletes who have suffered from strains, sprains, or ligament tears.

    Electro-acupuncture is another form of acupuncture that uses small electrical currents to stimulate the needles inserted into specific points on the body. This can help increase circulation and promote healing by enhancing the effects of traditional acupuncture therapy. Athletes who are recovering from sports injuries may find electro-acupuncture particularly beneficial as it helps relieve pain symptoms while promoting faster recovery times.

    Dry Needling

    Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists to treat musculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. It involves the insertion of thin needles into trigger points, which are areas of tight muscle fibers that can cause pain and discomfort. The needles stimulate the body's natural healing response, promoting blood flow and releasing tension in muscles.

    Benefits of dry needling for sports injury rehabilitation include improved range of motion, reduced inflammation, increased circulation, and faster recovery time. This technique can be effective in treating conditions such as tendonitis, muscle strains or tears, plantar fasciitis and chronic pain.

    Common conditions treated with dry needling include:

    • Neck and back pain
    • Tennis elbow
    • Runner's knee
    • Sciatica
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    If you're an athlete who has suffered a sports-related injury such as strains or ligament tears, consider incorporating dry needling into your rehabilitation plan to help speed up your recovery process.


    How does electro-acupuncture differ from traditional acupuncture? Electro-acupuncture uses a small electric current applied to the needles used in traditional acupuncture. This current enhances the effectiveness of treatment by stimulating nerves, muscles, and tissues beyond what is possible with manual stimulation.

    Benefits of electro-acupuncture for sports injury rehabilitation:

    • Reduces inflammation
    • Improves circulation and blood flow
    • Relieves pain
    • Promotes tissue healing

    The role of electro-acupuncture in pain management:

    Electro-acupuncture can be an effective alternative or complement to medication-based treatments for chronic pain conditions. It can help reduce dependence on opioids while improving quality of life for those suffering from chronic pain.

    Kinesio Taping

    Is a popular technique used in sports injury rehabilitation. The tape is applied to the affected area to provide support and relieve pain while allowing for normal range of motion. This can help athletes recover from injuries such as strains, sprains, and ligament tears more quickly and effectively.

    Kinesio Taping works by lifting the skin slightly away from the muscle, which helps increase blood flow and reduce inflammation. It also provides support to injured muscles without limiting movement or causing discomfort. Combined with other techniques such as corrective exercise and massage therapy, Kinesio Taping can be an effective part of a comprehensive sports injury rehabilitation program for athletes looking to regain their strength and mobility.

    Nutrition Coaching

    Nutrition coaching services focus on utilizing the CHEK system to help athletes prevent and recover from sports-related injuries. We provide tailored meal plans that take into account an individual's specific nutritional needs and health goals, while also addressing any deficiencies that may be hindering their recovery process.

    I work closely with clients to educate them on proper nutrition habits and how they can use food as a tool for injury prevention and rehabilitation. This comprehensive approach combines both physical therapy techniques such as corrective exercise, massage, acupuncture and kinesio tapping with personalized nutritional guidance to ensure a holistic approach to sports injury rehabilitation.

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