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How to find the Best Rehab Facility after a Sports Injury

Nov 4, 2014

When you’re dealing with a painful sports injury, you want to get relief as soon as possible.

You also want to find a treatment program that will help you recover quickly so you can get back to your sport. The most important part of treating your injury is finding a reputable rehabilitation facility that will provide the best care for you.

These following tips will help you find a great rehab facility and have you feeling better soon:

Proper Equipment

Make sure the facility you’re considering has state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment, including exercise mats, weights, treadmills, resistive bands and tubes, strengthening equipment, exercise balls, and stretching equipment. This equipment is essential to your treatment. Patients often utilize a few different pieces throughout their physical therapy. If a center doesn’t replace old or worn equipment or doesn’t have certain pieces, you should question their professionalism and look elsewhere.

Services & Specialties

Consider the services that are being offered at the facility. A well-rounded facility will offer a multitude of services to appeal to many different types of patients. Typically, a physical therapy center has a range of programs such as, orthopaedic care, sports medicine, hand therapy, and worker’s comp.

It’s also a good to determine if the facility or the physicians specialize in any particular area of physical therapy. Finding a center or physician that focuses on sports medicine would benefit you the most and so you receive the best care for your injury.


It’s crucial to research the physicians of the rehabilitation facility before making your decision. The physician will be helping you through every step of your treatment, from creating your therapy program to assisting you with your exercises.

Ask about the physical therapist’s degrees and certifications. Don’t be hesitant to ask them directly or you can speak with a receptionist at the office. It’s also important to find out how long someone has been working as a physical therapist and how many patients he or she has treated.

Find out about the facility by asking around the community. Whether someone had a great experience, or a terrible one, you will most likely hear about it.

Make an Appointment

Before making your final decision, get a feel for the facility by taking a tour. Call the office to set up a time to check out the facility, equipment, and staff. Be sure to meet with the physician as well. This is essential because you want to make sure that it’s someone you can be comfortable and trust your health with.

By following these tips, you will be able to determine which facility you can rely on to effectively treat your injury. Once you’ve found a reputable rehabilitation facility, you can start the process of physical therapy and healing your injury.

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