Some high school athletes rely on sports to help them get into a college that they were otherwise unable to reach admittance. When an orthopedic injury sidelines a talented athlete, it can be a tremendous blow to their future. Consider the athlete who’s unable to attend an expensive university unless he receives an athletic scholarship. Now consider that scholarship being withdrawn because of a simple orthopedic injury.
Physical therapy care for our high school athletes couldn’t be more important because of the potential it has on their academic future. If you’re a parent with a son or daughter in high school, it benefits you to evaluate the performance of your athletes’ physical therapist. Make sure that deep tissue massage, aggressive strengthening and stability training are key components to the physical therapy routine!