If you are a resident in or around Greenville, you are probably very active, indoors and outdoors. Orthopedic and sports-related injuries are a common occurrence. It encompasses many body parts from weekend warrior ankle sprains, to overuse on your work computer, or weekday tennis matches. Whether you’re unable to sleep at night due to hip or shoulder pain, you have a knee or ankle that flares up twice a year, or it’s an old neck injury from high school, we’ve treated it. The physical therapists at Premier Physical Therapy of the Upstate can help you get out of pain and back to doing what you love with your friends and family.
We provide care based on the current best evidence and use state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment to facilitate a rapid recovery for even the most involved patients.
We know that getting patients back to their active lifestyle is a top priority, and that physical therapy here at Premier Physical Therapy of the Upstate is a great first step in the process.
Experience and cutting-edge modalities, that used to be only available to professional athletes, are now available to the community members we serve. We take pride in providing one-on-one attention, in a warm and caring environment, to each of the patients that come through our door.
We see a variety of patients each with their own specific needs, daily demands, and personal goals. That’s why we take the extra time to provide a customized program to each new patient we see.
Need Help Recovering from a Sports Injury? Looking to Improve your Sports Performance?
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation. Often, sport physical therapy involves working with post-surgical athletes to help them recover their strength, range of motion, and activities of daily living. To accomplish this, sports therapy specialists use techniques such as:
- Manual Therapy (specialized hands-on techniques to facilitate 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.
- Heat, ice, taping techniques, electrical stimulation, and functional dry needling.
- Functional Retraining: all sports require specialized balance, movement patterns, and dynamic flexibility and stability. Sports therapy includes retraining the athlete in their given area of interest or excellence. Examples include helping pitchers recover their throwing mechanics; assisting football players in cutting, catching, throwing and backpedaling; and helping basketball players recover the jumping, shuffling, and shooting mechanics.
- Dynamic Strength and Endurance Training: most sports require endurance, balance, and short burst of intense strength output. In the later stages of rehabilitation of athletes, sports therapists transition players to advanced conditioning programs that closely replicate their experience on the court or playing field.
Prevention. Sports physical therapy often provides 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.
If you or your teen athlete want to speed up recovery, or maximize sports performance, we can help.
Conditions We Help:Tendon/Ligament Disorders:
- Tendon Ruptures
- Muscle Bruises, Contusions
- Muscle Ruptures
- Muscle Contractures
- Muscle Spasms
- Myofascial Pain
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Ligament Injury
- Cartilage Tears
- Post-Surgical Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Acute, Chronic Rehab
- Joint Replacement Rehab
- Spine Rehabilitation/Core Stabilization
- Sports Injury Rehab