Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a type of orthopedic therapy that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries experienced during athletic activity. Whether it’s to continue or improve your recreational play, school activity, or professional sports performance, the goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly. At Red Canyon Physical Therapy, we design sport-specific protocols intended to improve your performance and prevent injury. After undergoing sports medicine physical therapy with us, you will return to your sport at a more competent level than prior to your injury.

Athletes are quite susceptible to orthopedic injuries due to the regular use and wear-and-tear of their muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. The risk associated with sports activities include stress fractures, strains, sprains, tears and chronic pain. Different activities place certain areas at a higher risk for damage, so it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself while playing sports.

Common Sports Injuries

Brian Weisman of Red Canyon Physical Therapy is certified in several types of treatment to manage sports injuries from the time they occur on the field, no matter how serious, through the rehabilitation process and then return you to your sport. Common sports injuries we treat include:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Achilles Tendon Tear

Even if you have not experienced an injury but and simply wish to improve your athletic performance, our facility offers a wide range of sports performance enhancement services. The same knowledge and understanding of an athlete’s musculoskeletal structure that we use to treat injury can be used to maximize your athletic performance. We can help you avoid future injuries and improve your physical performance, including flexibility, strength, and endurance.

The sports medicine offered by Red Canyon Physical Therapy promotes healing, restores flexibility, increases endurance, and helps athletes get back into the game. We combine strength training, exercise, manual therapy techniques, and patient education to promote optimum health and maximize recovery.

Red Canyon Physical Therapy is an independently-owned practice that offers dedicated personal service and sports medicine for patients in Frederick, Mt. Airy, and Hagerstown. We work with insurance companies to determine copays, deductible amounts and keep patients informed of their status. We are happy to files claims on patients’ behalf, and also offer sliding payment scales and payment plans. Contact us today for more information.