Sports Physical Therapy

and Sports Rehab

Specific Sports Injury Conditions We Treat:

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Hamstring Strain
  • ACL Tears
  • Tennis and Golfers Elbow
  • Groin Pull
  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Meniscus Tears
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Hip Injuries
  • Etc.

Health Loft Physical Therapists in Chicago are here to Help

We have found the best way for treating sports injuries requires a multi-pronged approach – exploring strength, mobility, posture, general health, and education on how to best perform your sport.

Physical Therapy Assessment for Sports Injuries

Many of our Physical Therapists were athletes themselves and experienced injuries as a result of their sport.  We believe that you should have a sports recovery program that is tailored to meet your individual needs.  We will test the strength of your affected region, other core muscles, and upper and lower extremities.

Physical Therapy Sports Injury Assessment:

At Health Loft we spend the time getting to know you. We want to understand what is important to you, what goals you have, and what sport you want to get back to. This allows us to create an individualized or tailored approach to match your needs and get you the result you want.

During your exam, our physical therapists will check the motion of your injured area, as well as the regions above and below that may have become weaker, or lost mobility as a result of your sports injury.    

Strength of your affected region, as well as other muscles of your core, lower, and upper extremity will be tested. Our therapists will also take a look at any motion or activity that you deem important whether that is your walking or running form, how you squat, how you lift weights, or any sport specific task you perform.

What you can do on your own to help:

  • Warm up before exercise or activity
  • Stretch after exercise or activity
  • Improve your sleep habits for improved healing
  • Drink plenty of water

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Physical Therapy Treatments We Offer for Sports Injury Patients:


  • Kiniesio Tape
  • Rock Tape
  • Athletic Tape

Specialty Services

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Dry Needling

Manual Therapy

  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Graston
  • Asytm Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
  • Mobilization
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • HVLA manipulation

Movement Analysis:

  • Gait/Running Analysis
  • Squat Analysis
  • Shoulder Movement Analysis
  • Lifting Analysis

Postural Retraining

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Work Place

Specialty Approaches

  • Maitland
  • IPA Approach
  • Mckenzie Approach


  • Sport Specific Training

Exercise Program 

  • Warm-up/Cool Down Program
  • Strength/Stretching Program
  • Digital Exercise Program

For more specific advice, tips, and exercises, check out our Articles and Instagram page. To schedule an assessment of your sports injury with one of our physical therapists in Chicago, IL you can call (312) 374 – 5399 or schedule an appointment online.