Athletes of all levels can suffer injuries that can cause considerable pain and other symptoms. At Omega Physical Therapy, Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky provides the latest sport injury treatment options to help patients in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, NY, restore pain-free range-of-motion, strength and flexibility so they can feel better and avoid injury in the future.
Many sports injuries occur as a result of impact with the ground or with another participant or from torsion or overextension of a joint, as in tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. Poor training or failure to warm up properly can also result in injury. Overuse injuries are especially common, occurring when an athlete trains too much or pushes himself or herself beyond healthy limits, causing strains, sprains, and other injuries. Without proper treatment including physical therapy, a sports injury can result in long-term disability as well as permanent loss of strength and flexibility.
Physical therapy treatment begins with a thorough examination and evaluation including a personal medical history and a review of your injury and your symptoms. Therapeutic exercises will be selected based on the injury you've experienced, your physical health, your ability to participate in specific types of therapeutic activities and your lifestyle habits, as well as other factors. When treating an athlete of any level, from amateur to pro, therapy can also be customized to help ensure a strong return to the activity, with a focus on building strength, flexibility and coordination to help avoid injuries in the future. Therapeutic activities can include exercises, stretching techniques and guidance in techniques that can help you be a better athlete while avoiding future injuries.
Yes; before each session, your progress will be assessed and you'll be asked about your symptoms to determine how well your treatment is working. Depending on your progress, you may continue with the same exercises or new ones may be added to further the healing process, or changes may be made that can help ensure your therapy is as effective as possible.
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"He's really, really great. Blows any other PT practitioner clean out of the water! Explains fully what's wrong in your body and what he's doing to fix it."
"Very knowledgeable. I had immediate relief for my neck following the first visit."
"After several visits my neck was moving and I had significantally less pain. His gentle approach and manipulation technique work like no other."