As overall sport participation in the United States has increased, the frequency of sports-related injuries has increased in kind. (http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News/2017/1/4/SportsInjuries/). In 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services conducted a study that found there are about 8.6 million annual sports and recreation-related injuries in the United States (or about 34.1 per 1,000 population; http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News/2017/1/4/SportsInjuries/). About 65% of these injuries occurred in people 5-24 years old, and these injuries range from sprains and strains to dislocations and contusions (http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News/2017/1/4/SportsInjuries/).
Sports injuries can sometimes result in psychological distress in addition to the physical injury itself. Many athletes consider sports to be a critical part of their identity, and when they cannot participate in sports due to a sustained injury, the potential for decreased mood and quality of life becomes present for them. With these facts in mind, Alpine Health and Wellness treats a myriad of different sports injuries efficiently and effectively to mitigate any physical and/or psychological distress caused by those injuries. If you or a loved one has recently experienced a sports or recreation-related injury, call us today to begin your quick recovery!