Physical Therapy for Basketball Injuries

Playing basketball takes a high level of agility, precision of movement and stops, fast pivots, and quantum vertical leaps (take off, peak height and landing).  It requires players to routinely use their bodies to their advantage –to fight for position, to intentionally draw contact in the air while shooting the ball, thereby using their forearms and elbows to ward off defenders.  Predictably this has led to the following common injuries: ACL and MCL INJURIES, ANKLE SPRAINS, FRACTURED KNEEDCAPS, HIP AND THIGH CONTUSIONS, FOOT FRACTURES, PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME & JAMMED FINGERS.


Even though you do your best to prevent an injury, we know that injuries can still occur.  We know it can be devastating to suffer an injury after months of training and commitment to the game. While it may seem like your once-promising sport has come to an end, this doesn’t have to be the outcome.   At Medstar Physical Therapy, we help athletes through the entire rehabilitation and recovery process.

Our team of Physical Therapists, Acupuncturist, Chiropractors and Sport Medicine Specialists will help basketball players to get back on the basketball court as soon as possible.


We understand that after sustaining an injury, your top priority is getting back to the game. We will provide you with the treatment methods needed to recover to get you back to playing.  Taking fast action in your healing process is imperative.  Our team will teach you the stretches and exercises needed to regain strength in the injured area, help facilitate a full recovery and provide you the skills to reduce the reoccurring injury risk.

How long does it take to return to play?

The time it takes to return to play depends mostly on the type and severity of the injury. Comparing your recovery time to another athlete with similar injuries will not serve you as everyone heals at different rates. Rest assured that we will work closely with you and your physician to make sure there is not something else going on.

Need Physical Therapy?

Count on us to design a program specifically to your core needs.  We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible care, compassion, and excellence in service.

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