Sports medicine, also known as sport and exercise medicine, is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
THERAPISTS KNOWLEDGEABLE IN SPORTS:
JAROL BAUMANN, PT OSC has two daughters in gymnastics, JO and NCAA. In addition, she has extensive experience in dance, cheer leading, tennis, and running, providing her with the knowledge to assist young athletes in their rehabilitation.
JENNIFER HAMMER, LMT, MTI, CEP has been in health, fitness and personal training for over 30 years. She has experience in competitive dance and being a competitive cheer coach. She also has extensive training in medical massage with primary focus in physical rehabilitation.
ASHLYN BROUSSARD has extensive personal experience in strength/conditioning and the sports industry. She had a successful four year career on the University of Georgia gymnastics team. Her personal knowledge in gymnastics and NCAA athletics is invaluable for rehabilitation and progression in young athletes.
At Associates Physical Therapy, we provide extensive support to athletes of all sports, including champion gymnasts. Those that recovered from their injuries and went on to earn full ride college scholarships are displayed on our wall with pride.
RETURN TO SPORT PROGRESSION
Our physical therapist is able to evaluate your athlete’s medical condition, give medical guidelines for participation in strength and conditioning, and in each event in gymnastics at all levels including elite. In addition, our physical therapist will evaluate the athlete’s flexibility and strength to determine if any deficits exist which can contribute to future injuries.
Other sports incorporated into our program besides gymnastics include cheerleading, dance and ice skating.
COMMUNICATION WITH COACHES
Our physical therapist often communicates with coaches at the club or NCAA level to provide improved continuity of care.