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Sports Medicine in Idaho Falls

Maintaining and improving your athletic performance and helping to treat and prevent sports-related injuries are the basis of sports medicine physical therapy here at our Idaho Falls Pick PT. We recognize how important athletics is in so many people’s lives and understand how difficult it can be to sustain injuries while doing something you love. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals will work with you to identify the nature of your injuries and set up a treatment plan to correct them. Sports medicine is designed to treat current injuries as well as set you up for success in athletics through conditioning treatments that can aid in minimizing and preventing future injuries. 

Common Sports Injuries

Whether you are at practice, at a game, in training, or learning a new skill, there is a chance that you will experience a sports injury. When you have been injured, it is important to rehabilitate and condition your body to heal correctly to avoid further injury and promote a successful recovery. While there is a wide range of sports injuries you may experience, here are a few common ones that are typically treated through the sports medicine offered with physical therapy. 

  • Muscle or ligament sprains or strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Lower back inflammation
  • Rotator cuff injuries (RCI)
  • Concussions
  • Shin splints
  • Fractures

Our physical therapy team is educated in understanding a wide variety of injuries and will create a treatment plan based on the best route to recovery possible. 

5 Benefits of Sports Medicine 

Sports medicine is often associated with the injury recovery process that takes place after a sport-related injury. While sports medicine is commonly used for this purpose, its benefits extend far beyond that in the athletic world. Pick PT’s sports medicine can improve your overall athletic performance in a few different ways.

Flexibility of Muscles and Joints

Many sports require some degree of flexibility to perform it correctly and ensure you are doing the movements properly. To aid in this endeavor to maximize your athletic performance, our physical therapists help your body, muscles, and joints to become more flexible through sports medicine. When you are more flexible, it can also help to prevent injuries from occurring when you play sports as well. 

Improving Physical Strength

To help you reach a higher sports potential, our physical therapists can work with you to improve your overall physical strength. Going through specific strengthening therapy techniques will allow for the building up and strengthening of your ligaments, muscles, and joints. This can help you to withstand higher physical contact sports as you can handle the physical stress better. 

Pain Relief and Management

A factor that can inhibit your sports performance is dealing with instant or reoccurring pain. It is harder to perform well, and enjoy yourself, while you are in pain and sports medicine can help you find the relief you need. This relief will be deeply rooted in the best practices for your body to be able to heal correctly to help prevent more pain in the future. Relieving muscular tension, applying proper tapping techniques, and understanding pain management strategies are a few ways that physical therapists can help you manage and find relief from your pain. 

Preventing Further Injuries

Along with treating athletic injuries, sports medicine in physical therapy is specifically designed to heal, condition, and build up your body to be more resistant to further sports injuries. By testing your strengths and limitations, a physical therapist can design a personalized training program to reduce your chance of experiencing similar injuries. Sports medicine can also reduce your likelihood of developing injuries like muscle cramps or torn ligaments.

Relaxation and Rehabilitation 

Proper stretching and unwinding techniques are just as important as a proper warm-up routine before any athletic event or workout. Physical therapy provides the opportunity to relax and rehabilitate your body so it can continue to perform to the best of its ability. When you can properly relax your muscles, you will have more energy and longevity in your athletics. We will also be available to track your rehabilitation process to ensure any injuries you have sustained are healing properly.

Sports Medicine Exercises and Treatments

Depending on your condition and your specific circumstances, the exercises and treatments used in physical therapy will vary from person to person. Each exercise and treatment will be carefully planned out based on your injury, athletic goals, and recovery journey expectations, but there are several tried and true ways that we use that can help to condition your body and get you well on your way toward rehabilitation and recovery. 


  • Balance and agility training – Used to increase your stability 
  • Stretching exercises – Improving your flexibility and increasing your range of motion
  • Strengthening techniques – Aiding in the support of an injury or used to build up muscles
  • Application of exercise equipment – Weights, foam pads, elastic bands, and/or balance disks


  • Manual physical therapy – The physical movement of muscles and joints can help to strengthen these particular areas and improve overall functionality
  • Orthopedic – Treating the bones, joints, and ligaments that make up your musculoskeletal system
  • Education in cardiovascular, endurance, or resistance training to enhance your athletic performance outside of physical therapy
  • Use of braces or tapping – In areas that are more prone to injury, physical therapists may properly brace or tape these areas to avoid injury

About Idaho Falls Physical Therapy at Pick PT

Our physical therapists know the importance of being able to live an elevated and pain-free life. It is hard to do what you love when you are in pain or suffering from an injury. Our goal at Pick PT is to offer exceptional sports medicine and physical therapy care so you can get back to living your life without pain as soon as possible. We want you to become the best version of yourself and not let any injury hold you back from being able to live the life you love. Your physical treatment plan will be personalized to your exact needs here at Pick PT so you can get back to living your life moving.

Contact Us

Whether you need to treat an injury or you want to strengthen your body to prevent future injuries, Pick PT in Idaho Falls is here for you. We want to help lift you and transform yourself in the best possible way with our sports medicine physical therapy. Be sure to contact us today to get started!

(208) 534-7001
Fax: 208-534-7002

2277 E Lincoln Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm

921 S Utah Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Hours: Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-6pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

3155 Channing Way D
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Hours: Mon & Weds 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm
Fri 7am-6pm