Sports Performance & Analysis

Sports Performance Physical Therapy (SPPT)

We live in a community of so many active people! Denver (and Colorado in general) is a very dynamic & energetic community, from day-to-day athletes, to professionals. If you find that you're struggling to recover from a sports specific injury and are unsure of the next step, you're certainly not alone.

Sports Performance PT is likely the Right Choice…

Sports Performance PT or sport physical therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy that deals with all types of injuries:

  • Acute
    • Injuries that are very recent, or even sudden
  • Chronic
    • Injuries that you've been trying to manage for some time
  • Repetitive
    • Injuries that seem to keep creeping back up

Post-Surgical Sports Rehabilitation

Often, our sports therapists work with post-surgical athletes to help them recover their strength, range of motion, and activities of daily living, with the overall goal to return-to-sport.

To accomplish this sports therapy specialists use techniques such as:

  • Manual Therapy
    • Specialized hands-on techniques to facilitate more productive movement and functional control
  • Therapeutic Exercise
    • From active range of motion (simply working against gravity), to advanced resistance protocols, sports therapists help an athlete recover the necessary strength to compete in their given sport
  • Dry needling
    • A manual therapy using a very thin needle/filament used to produce a spinal cord response or "twitch" response in the soft tissue being affected by your injury
  • Heat & Ice
    • Used for decades now, curbing inflammatory responses after injury and treatment can be highly effective in muscle recovery, blood flow, and the overall healing process
  • Taping Techniques
    • Sports taping helps to decrease myofascial pain and restore proper movement patterns of the soft tissue just under the skin
  • Functional Training
    • A precise type of treatment that involves retraining of the nerves, muscles, and joints to execute various "functional" or "everyday" movements

...whether you are a professional, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes. Our philosophy here includes a thorough evaluation, treatment, transition back to sport, prevention, and ongoing performance enhancement programs.

What if you're just looking to improve your sports performance?

Functional (Re)Training

All sports require specialized balance, proper movement patterns, as well as dynamic flexibility & stability. Sports therapy includes retraining the athlete in their given area of interest or excellence. Examples may include helping pitchers to recover their throwing mechanics, assisting football players in cutting, catching, throwing, & backpedaling, or getting basketball players to recover their jumping, shuffling, & shooting mechanics

Dynamic Strength & Endurance Training

Any sport done at a high level or often will demand endurance of some kind and bursts of intense strength output. In the latter stages of rehabilitation, sports therapists transition players to advanced conditioning programs that closely replicate their experience in their natural environment.

What if you keep reinjuring yourself..?

...then being proactive about prevention is exactly what you're needing.

Sports therapists often provide interventions and recommendations to assist athletes with the prevention. This may include pre-participation evaluations, equipment advice, conditioning programs (e.g. ACL injury prevention) and cardiorespiratory conditioning programs that are constructed to assist athletes in a safe transition back to sport.

Our Sports Performance Programs

After a thorough evaluation of an athlete's strength, neuromuscular coordination, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness, the sports therapist will develop a sports performance training plan to help the athlete achieve their performance goals.

Programs are tailored to exact demands and provided to the athlete as their training regimen (plan of action). Beyond that, the sports therapist may coach and guide the athlete through a conditioning/performance program on a several times/week basis.

Utilizing these services through our therapists is something our clients have found great success in. Let us build a program tailored specifically to you.