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Sports and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Vail-Summit Physical Therapy provides sports rehabilitation and sports physical therapy for Colorado’s high-country community. Athletes of all levels – youth, recreational, amateur, and professional – can utilize the expertise of our highly-trained physical therapy team.

Athletes often ask, “What can I expect from sports physical therapy and sports rehabilitation?” Our sports physical therapists recognize the interconnectedness, and intricacies of the whole body, which is why a holistic, individualized approach is always taken during patient care.

Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Not only do the orthopaedic rehab specialists at Vail-Summit Physical Therapy focus on the specific sports injury, or orthopaedic condition, but our expert care team take the time to assess the overall wellness to determine any potential adverse impacts on a full recovery. The musculoskeletal system is comprised of:

  • Bones

  • Connective tissue

  • Joints

  • Ligaments

  • Muscles

  • Tendons

All of these systems are assessed when compiling a comprehensive sports physical therapy plan. To achieve this, the orthopaedic rehab specialist will evaluate the overall condition of the patient. This includes:

  • Isolate and diagnose contributing movement limitations

  • Develop a comprehensive, gradual treatment plan

  • Provide rehabilitation and therapy techniques and treatment

  • Develop and supervise a patient home treatment component

  • Educate on risk reduction techniques to prevent reinjury

The Vail-Summit Physical Therapy orthopaedic rehab specialists treat patients to full recovery from a sports injury or orthopaedic condition.

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy

Our sports rehabilitation specialists treat musculoskeletal injury, illness, or pain affecting an athlete's ability to play. Rehabilitation employs therapeutic interventions to relieve pain and discomfort, exercise, and movement at a graduated pace. The stages of rehabilitation include:

  • Acute stage - pain/swelling management

  • Initial therapy- Range of motion/joint mobility treatment

  • Secondary therapy - Increase strength/endurance

  • Risk training - Reinjury prevention

  • Return to basic play - training injured zone and increase coordination skills

  • Refined play - training sport-specific movement

The orthopaedic physical therapy continuum is individualized to support natural healing for each patient. Full return to play is determined by the sports rehabilitation specialist, patient, and doctor.

Sports and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Near Me

The main goals at Vail-Summit Physical Therapy are to return patients to full activity, and to ensure a prevention plan is in place to avoid reinjury.

Request a consultation with Vail-Summit Physical Therapy today!


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