Why You Need Physical Rehabilitation After a Sports Injury

As an athlete, you need your body to be in top condition so that you can perform at your peak. Unfortunately, given the strain that athletes place on their bodies, injuries are to be expected. But with physical rehabilitation, you can recover as quickly as possible after a sports injury while preventing future injuries. 

Rehabilitation To Retrain Your Body

Oftentimes, sports injuries are caused by a misalignment in the body. Misalignment can place additional stress on the body and increase your risk of getting injured. Physical rehabilitation treatments including chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and balance/gait retraining can restore balance in the body. Your doctor will also work with you to reduce stress on the joints by learning how to optimally work your body while you’re playing your sport.

Reduce Inflammation

After any sports injury, inflammation will be present. While inflammation can be reduced by icing the injury and taking anti-inflammatory medication, physical rehabilitation can help you achieve lasting relief from inflammation. By adjusting the body, amending imbalances, and strengthening weak muscles, it’s possible to alleviate inflammation in the body for a faster recovery from your sports injury. 

Prevent Permanent Damage

Many athletes’ instinct when they get injured is to push through the pain to avoid the bench. Unfortunately, this will only prolong the problem and could even lead to permanent damage. Starting physical rehabilitation after any sports injury occurs will ensure that the root of the injury is identified and addressed. By taking a proactive approach to the treatment of your sports injury, rather than ignoring it, you can prolong your athletic career and reduce the risk of a future injury. 

If you’ve incurred a sports injury, contact Florida Wellness Medical Group to schedule an appointment. We provide a broad range of physical therapy treatments to help you make a full recovery. 

Attention St. Petersburg, Trinity, and Downtown Tampa Patients:


We are sorry to announce that we will no longer carry Primary Care Services in our Downtown Tampa, Trinity, and St. Petersburg locations. 

You have the right to choose your healthcare provider and Florida Wellness Medical Group remains committed to fully supporting your decision.  Florida Wellness Medical Group along with the entire staff, will continue to provide primary care services at:  

                Carrollwood Location:

  Florida Wellness Medical Group

              4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

         Tampa, FL 33624

Should you wish to continue your care plan and schedule an appointment at this location, or if you have any questions about your current or future care, please call 813-229-2225.  

Patients that wish to retain a copy of their medical records transferred, may request them by mailing or faxing the records request to the address and number listed below. 

Florida Wellness Medical Group

Attn: Medical Records Dept. 

4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Tampa FL, 33624


Fax to:   813-221-2225 or 727-264-8817