New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2015
New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy(NYDNRehab) is one of the leading sports medicine clinic providers of the latest technologies in sports physical therapy. They will be offering their first jumping injury prevention in April. The purpose of this course of analysis is to prevent the most common source of sports injuries, namely, jumping injuries. Some of the common causes of jump-related injuries and jumper's knee include:
- ACL tears.
- Patellar tendonitis.
- Hamstring strain.
- Meniscus tears.
- Other repetitive motion sports injuries.
Since sports injuries are sometimes due to incorrect movements and repetitive motions, it is important to take a look at what causes these injuries and how they can be prevented.
Muscle Strains and Hamstring Injuries
Muscle strains comprise the largest number of sports and jump-related injuries. Hamstring strain injuries are the most common of all the muscle strain injuries. Muscle strain injuries are prevented by physical therapy and treated with a combination of physical therapy.
A large number of knee injuries can occur due to the stress and strain of sports. Running, pivoting and jumping are three of the primary sources of stress that cause sports related injuries. If you hear a snap or popping sound during a pivoting movement, you may have torn your ACL. Rotating the knee is the cause of ACL tears. ACL tears that are not adequately treated lead to weakness in the knee, as well as an inability to run or jump on that knee. In many cases, proper ACL tear physical therapy, when used as a central part of an ACL tear physical therapy treatment program, may even make the ACL stronger than it originally was. ACL tear treatment should always include a well-planned physical therapy treatment.
Jumper's knee, as sports-related knee problems are sometimes called, can also be caused by a meniscus tear. The meniscus is the cartilage that protects the knee joints. Repetitive motions such as jumping can cause the meniscus tear. Swelling and joint pain are the primary symptoms of a meniscus tear. Meniscus tears are usually caused by twisting the knee. Meniscus damage can be both avoided and treated using physical therapy.
The patella and quadriceps are tendons responsible for one’s ability to extend their knee. The patella and quadriceps are injured during jumping activities. An injury in this area leads to buckling and weakness of the knee. This injury makes weight bearing difficult, as well. Repetitive motions, like jumping, can cause inflammation to the patella. Physical therapy, as well as anti-inflammatory medications, can relieve the inflammation of the patellar tendon.
NYDNRehab sports medicine clinic uses the latest technology to provide the greatest amount of healing to its patients. CAREN technology uses an instrumented platform to analyze an athlete’s force of contact and weight distribution. It also uses a 3 D motion capture system and a semicircular virtual reality screen to give comprehensive feedback about the movement patterns of the athlete being monitored. Feedback is processed by unique software that measures symmetry of landing and weight and force distribution. The biomechanics of the athlete’s movement can be analyzed and monitored to correct any movement issues that the patient may have that would potentially cause injury.