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Helping athletes recover and improve performance: Melissa Borman's story
After she broke her leg during a practice last spring, competitive roller girl Melissa Borman — aka Battlegirl Skatetastica — didn't know if her roller derby days were over.
Whether you participate in organized athletics or are an avid fan of weekend workouts, you may benefit from sports medicine therapy to help you heal.
Our therapists can treat everything from spine injuries to knee injuries — or strained muscles when you've simply done too much.
Allina Health offers many advanced rehabilitation techniques designed to treat recreational sports injuries. Our sports medical specialists can reduce your pain, teach you how to prevent sports injuries in the future, and get you back on track quickly and effectively.
Orthopedics rehabilitation focuses on injuries to your musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that make it possible for your body to move. Our therapists, many of whom are board-certified sports or orthopedic specialists, evaluate and treat a wide range of diseases and conditions like broken bones, torn ligaments, shoulder separation, sprained ankles and repetitive motion injuries.
For example, wear and tear over the year can take its toll on your joints and you may need joint replacement surgery. Physical therapy is the key to a successful recovery. Allina Health physical therapists begin treatment with you in the hospital following surgery, then continue working with you after you go home to ensure improved range of motion and strength.
From the novice to the experienced, running can lead to nagging soreness, acute injuries and chronic pain. RunSMART can help.
A concussion is a blow to the head that affects how the brain works. Concussions can happen in free play, recreational sports, youth leagues, or in high school and college sports.
Source: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH, medical director, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 06/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 05/01/2010