Athletes dedicate an incredible amount of time and effort to excel at a sport they love with goals of achieving higher levels. So, nothing is more frustrating and deflating than a volleyball injury mid-season. Even with great pre and off season preparation, they can occur at any time. With so much focus on the arms and the amount of time spent overhead, the shoulder is a common source of pain and discomfort for volleyball athletes. Rotator cuff tendonitis, bicep tendonitis, and shoulder impingement are quite common. With the jumping and frequent change of directions involved, other volleyball injuries treated by Physical therapy include torn or strained ACL’s and MCL’s, knee injuries, fractures, muscle pulls, muscle strains, ankle sprains and meniscus tears. Don’t try to play through the pain and risk derailing your season! Contact us Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance for a full evaluation by our Doctors of Physical Therapy. We will assess strength and mobility, determine if additional tests are needed and get a jump start on the best plan to begin recovery.
Some volleyball-related injuries may only require ice and rest, others will require rehabilitation. Though we hope to avoid surgery with Physical Therapy, it may be required with severe injuries. Physical Therapy is integral for both rehab and prehab. There is no set timeline for recovery but, working with a Physical Therapist can certainly help speed it up. At Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, you will experience one on one treatment with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to create a personalized plan that gets you meeting and even exceeding your goals with fewer visits. The immediate goals are to reduce pain and swelling. As rehabilitation progresses, you can expect volleyball physical therapy exercises to improve range of motion, strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility.