Last October, when US Olympic gymnast Jonathan Horton injured his foot during an event, he started a long road to recovery that would land him back in the spotlight again, competing in the 2012 Olympics in London, UK. Bouncing back from a foot injury is no small feat, but with the help of podiatrists like Dr. James Ricketti at his practice, rehabbing your foot to get back into sports can be a manageable process.

When an athlete becomes injured, it may be a very traumatic experience for them since it means stepping away from the game for a certain period of time. Although it is a temporary endeavor, some may look for faster ways to heal so that they may return to their beloved sport as soon as possible.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?
If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing progress. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they might cause more injury to themselves or the old injury may become aggravated.

Physical Therapy Lends Hope
Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable which will lead them to be ready to pursue their field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. However in cases where the injury is very serious, the athlete may never be able to return to the game, but this does not mean it is the end of the road as there is always hope to get better. Form less serious to long term injuries, it is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery.

Avoiding injuries is one thing, but when one does occur, seek out medical attention right away from your local podiatrist and sports therapist.

If you have any questions, please contact our office which is located Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot complications.

Joomla templates by a4joomla