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Sports physical therapy

Sports injuries are not uncommon, particularly among high school athletes, weekend warriors, runners and triathletes.

Salem Health’s orthopedic rehabilitation program is equipped to meet the sports medicine needs of athletes of all levels. We specialize in helping athletes regain the conditioning necessary to return to competition.

Our physical therapists understand that every sport emphasizes specific muscle groups or impacts particular joints more than others.

So, whether you are a soccer player or a runner, our goal is to restore all the physical elements necessary for you to return to your sport.

Our therapists design individualized programs to help you regain:

  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Explosiveness and speed

Your therapist will include various components designed to get you back into action and help prevent future injury.


Core strengthening and stability exercises, agility, plyometrics, taping or splinting, posture and balance training, are some of the primary therapies used to treat particular injuries.

Sports injuries treated include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Ankle sprain
  • Muscle strains
  • Muscle tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive action injury
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ligament and cartilage tears
  • Meniscus damage
  • Rotator cuff injury