Physical therapists are medical professionals who assist you in recovering from injuries and preventing future complications from occurring. But did you know that there are people who specialize in athletic physical therapy? The video describes what this is all about.
Athletic physical therapists are those health professionals who are on the field while a game is going on. Sports teams ensure that they’re present during the entire practice sessions and the actual game.
These therapists work at odd hours and late nights compared to physical therapists.
The biggest advantage of them on the field is that they can see firsthand the event that leads to a player getting injured, and they can evaluate and treat the injury there and then. They’ll be able to judge the seriousness of the injury and decide whether to proceed to the emergency room or not.
Young athletes may not be able to explain what happened or the type of pain, so if an athletic trainer sees what happened, they can provide the right treatment.
If you have children playing sports at school, get to know these therapists and athletic physical therapy as a whole. If there are none, you could explain the benefits of having an athletic physical therapist around.