Sports Physical Therapy
The True Sports team specializes in sports physical therapy for the elite athlete. Our overall approach is one geared towards returning a patient to their desired level of function. Whether it be the NFL or returning to daily exercise, True Sports Physical Therapy is always patient centered and goal oriented.
Contact our office today to benefit from our 1 on 1 treatment philosophy. For the entirety of your session you will be treated by a doctorally trained therapist tailoring each session to your goals.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
From tight muscles from workouts to neck pain while sitting at work, not all injuries occur on the field, but in everyday life as well. Our team has your solution for everyday aches, pain and overuse injuries. Education is paramount in your rehabilitation. True Sports Physical Therapy will talk with you and learn the cause of an injury, develop ways to rehabilitate the injury and recommend a plan to prevent future injury prevention are essentials to returning to activities without pain.
Dry Needling & Cupping Therapy
The therapists at True Sports Physical Therapy use dry needling as another tool in the comprehensive treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The well researched notion of trigger points and their referred pain patterns can be causes for such diagnoses as hip bursitis, carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and a host of other maladies. The process uses thin acupuncture needles to create microtrauma into the offending tissues. This technique jump starts the body’s own healing processes as well as releases hard to reach trigger points. By decreasing muscle spasm and nerve compression, dry needling is an additional method to get you back to your sport – without pain. The results are impressive. Results of pain relief, increased range of motion and an accelerated return to your sport present themselves after only a few treatments.
Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This practice dates back over 2,000 years and is still being utilized today by world-class athletes for injury relief. The cupping effect of suction on the skin helps increase blood flow and promotes healing. The experts at True Sports are certified in this technique and can integrate it into your recovery program when needed.
The technical skill required to properly perform the Olympic lifts cannot be overstated, and hence, the need for proper coaching becomes apparent if proficiency is to be achieved in arguable the single, best movements for the development of athletic prowess. The time investment into properly learning the Olympic lifts and its variations are well worth your effort as few exercises in a training regimen can develop the explosiveness (RFD), coordination, and whole-body strength that the Olympic lifts do in a single movement while mimicking the change of direction demands that so many sports require.
Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. True Sports physical therapists have extensive continuing education in manual therapy to compliment our sports rehab knowledge. Our advanced techniques allow patients to return to their desired levels of activity faster and safer by decreasing their pain and restrictions.
Blood Flow Restriction
True Sports Physical Therapy is proud to offer Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training to our athletes. BFR is a painless cutting-edge rehabilitation technique that involves temporarily decreasing venous blood flow during exercise. Traditionally, in order to build muscle and gain strength, one would have to train by lifting heavy weights. Unfortunately, this isn’t feasible for many patients in the physical therapy setting, particularly those who have recently had surgery. With BFR training, one can exercise with significantly lighter weights while still creating the same hypertrophy and strength response as if they were lifting heavy weights. The result – earlier muscle growth allowing for faster progress, which ultimately means getting you back on the field quicker than ever.
Gait Analysis & Running Programs
Our therapists are versed in gait analysis, training strategies, and recovery strategies for all types of runners, especially the elites. Led by our running specialist, Dr. Mary Miller, our physical therapists provide the best in running healthcare. We prescribe exercises that are geared toward running form and design a program specific for your upcoming races and distances. We also offer specialized treatments such as trigger point dry needling and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization which are ideal in allowing our runners to recover and continue to heal even as they continue with their training practice.
True Sports Running Group
Let’s log some miles and pound some pavement. The Baltimore area has an awesome running community and we are proud of that. Come join Dr. Mary Miller as she hosts the True Sports Running Group. The group runs every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and is perfect for every level of runner. Whether you’re looking to log some extra midweek miles, looking for tips on how to avoid injury or are interested in meeting more of Baltimore’s network of runners, the True Sports Running Group has you covered. Updates are posted on the True Sports Facebook page throughout the year as we shift locations during the warmer months. Let’s get out there and run, Baltimore.
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