Sports Medicine Specialist

Negassi  Seyoum, DPT -  - Physical Therapist

Springs Physical Therapy

Negassi Seyoum, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Silver Spring, MD

Participating in sports is a great way to keep your body fit and healthy, but it can increase your risk of acute and degenerative injuries. At Springs Physical Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, Negassi Seyoum, DPT, and his team provide sports medicine services to help athletes of all levels recover from and prevent injuries. Call Springs Physical Therapy today or request a consultation online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

As the term implies, sports medicine focuses on the unique needs of athletes of all abilities. The team at Springs Physical Therapy offers customized treatment plans to help athletes recover from injuries and reduce their risk of future injuries. 

They help athletes train and compete safely and provide advice and training support to help you reach your peak performance. 

What are common sports injuries?

While staying active is critical to maintaining a healthy weight, and protecting and improving your overall health, the physical strain of training and competition can lead to a wide range of acute and overuse injuries. 

Additionally, if you fail to warm up or cool down correctly or skip rest days and train through fatigue, you increase your risk of injury. Some common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • ACL, MCL, PCL, and LCL tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • IT band syndrome

Whether you have overuse running injuries or acute injuries from collisions sustained in your sport, the team at Springs Physical Therapy can help you recover. 

It’s essential to get professional treatment for sports injuries. If you don’t heal correctly before returning to training, you only increase your risk of future injury as well as chronic degenerative conditions like arthritis. 

What should I expect from sports medicine?

Physical therapy is a critical part of sports medicine because it helps you rebuild strength and mobility in the injured part of your body. Your physical therapist provides a comprehensive assessment of your injury as well as the strength and condition of the muscles and connective tissue that surround it. They ask for details about your lifestyle, training habits, and your injury. 

Then, they create a customized plan to help you recover and reduce your risk of future injury. Every treatment plan is unique, but your program may include a combination of:

  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches
  • Manual therapy 
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Dry needling

Your physical therapist adjusts your program as necessary to address your needs. They also recommend stretches and exercises for you to practice at home between sessions to maintain your progress.

If you’re an athlete and you’re looking for expert sports medicine services to help you recover from or avoid injuries, call Springs Physical Therapy or make an appointment online today.