Sports Injury Clinic & Treatment

“Here's How You Can Maintain a Strong and Injury-Free Body for Peak Performance…”

Is an Athletic or Sports Injury Slowing You Down?

Dealing with a sports injury can be both physically and emotionally challenging.

Not only does it limit your ability to perform at your best, but it can also be frustrating and disheartening. It's easy to dismiss the injury as a minor setback, attributing it to a simple strain or overuse. However, despite your efforts to recover, the pain and limitations persist, impacting your performance and dampening your spirits.

If this situation sounds all too familiar to you and your sports injury, know that you are not alone. At Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we encounter cases of sports injuries in athletes of all levels in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Estero.

Sports injuries not only inflict physical distress but also take a profound emotional toll on athletes. They can leave you feeling frustrated, isolated, and defeated. The constant pain and inability to participate in your favorite activities can chip away at your emotional well-being, triggering feelings of anxiety, depression, and a sense of helplessness.

We understand the emotional component of your sports injury journey, and we are here to provide the support, guidance, and resources you need to address and overcome the psychological challenges that accompany it.

Our team of dedicated professionals will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that not only addresses the physical aspects of your injury but also takes into account your emotional well-being. Together, we will empower you to find relief, regain control of your athletic journey, and ensure that you can return to the sports you love with confidence and enthusiasm. Let's embark on this healing journey together!

If Your Athletic Injury is Untreated or Misdiagnosed Things Will Likely Only Get Worse…

Sports injuries are an all-too-common challenge faced by athletes of all levels, and if left unaddressed, they can become chronic and hinder your performance. But fear not, our goal is not to discourage you but to educate and empower you because sports injuries don't have to hold you back indefinitely.

Over the years, we've heard numerous stories of athletes choosing the “rest and wait” approach when dealing with sports injuries. While it may offer temporary relief, it often leads to frustration when the pain and limitations return.

Another common scenario is athletes being advised to take painkillers and rest to see if the injury improves. Unfortunately, this approach rarely provides long-term solutions, and after weeks of rest, the pain persists, leading athletes back to square one. This cycle can sometimes result in stronger medications, more rest, or unnecessary medical procedures.

If this sounds familiar to you and your sports injury, know that you are not alone. There can be various reasons why sports injuries linger longer than they should, and it can be confusing to receive different explanations from various sources. While many people offer advice, not all of it is reliable or credible.

Here’s How We Can Help You Recover From Your Sports Injury Faster…

Let's face it; most treatments for sports injuries just don't cut it. Many medical providers focus solely on treating the symptoms, overlooking the root cause of the problem. While painkillers, injections, and surgery may have their place, they shouldn't be the default options for sports injury treatment.

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we believe in a holistic approach that goes beyond temporary fixes. We are proud to introduce the Gray Method, a comprehensive and personalized approach to sports injury relief. We understand that each athlete's injury is unique, and so is our treatment.

Our primary goal is to uncover the underlying reason behind your sports injury and address it effectively. We steer away from simply masking the pain with medication or advising you to rest indefinitely.

Don’t Let a Sports Injury Slow You Down Any Longer…

You are not alone in your struggle with athletic and sports injuries, and there is a path to a pain-free future.

We understand that each athlete's experience with injuries is unique, and what works for one individual may not be the answer for another. That's why we take a personalized approach, creating custom treatment programs tailored to address your specific needs and challenges as an athlete.

If you're ready to overcome your athletic or sports injury once and for all and are seeking a natural solution, we encourage you to reach out to our office. Please keep in mind that we work with athletes who are motivated and committed to putting in the effort required to achieve lasting improvement.

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Cyrus SettineriCyrus Settineri
22:54 04 Dec 23
Dr Sharon was diligent in dealing with my back and neck issues. She increased my mobility tremendously and the home exercises she gave me did wonders for my golf game and general health. I want to continue a program to increase my mobility even more and enjoy the benefits of painless activities. Her program has done wonders
Nancy SvecNancy Svec
15:12 24 Aug 23
Cindy SpangenbergCindy Spangenberg
22:35 19 Jul 23
Dr Scott Gray and staff are amazing, I could not put my arm behind my back.( frozen shoulder) with a few sessions of therapy also teaching me how to take care of it at home , I am good as new .Love this place:) Everyone is courteous, professional and very knowledgeable.
Steven KlauberSteven Klauber
15:32 30 Mar 23
In September 2022 I had a complex shoulder surgery and began a regimen of physical therapy with Dr. Sharon Sims of Back in Motion here in Verandah. I can only say that today I’m in better physical shape then I’ve been in years. By following her treatment plan I’m able to play “pain free golf” a couple of time a week and participate in fitness activities -- pickleball is next on my list. It wasn’t easy, requiring a lot of work, but it paid off. Thanks Dr. Sharon.I have been seeing Dr. Sharon for a few weeks. After the 2nd visit the severe lower back pain was alleviated. So much so that I have been able to resume golf with much better swing ( although that's not saying much LoL).If you need physical therapy this is the place and she is the right doctor.Be prepared to work hard. If you follow directions you'll be satisfied.
Pat PomPat Pom
20:00 02 Feb 23
Lorri AlbrechtLorri Albrecht
21:11 04 Jan 23
Dr. Sharon is a miracle worker! I ended up with nerve damage after a partial knee replacement and was very slow to recover. Dr. Sharon kept me motivated even though I was not seeing immediate improvement. I kept at it and she has helped me build back my quad strength and range of motion. She noticed I also had some back issues and the orthopedic inserts she recommended for me are really alleviating my back pain and helping me with my gait. I also tried dry needling and that also helped relieve pain and helped with my range of motion. My surgeon said it could take up to a year for my nerves to regenerate and I plan on continuing to see Dr. Sharon until I reach my goal of walking without a limp and being able to resume an active lifestyle. Dr. Sharon was able to adapt exercises so that I could feel that I was improving and her vast experience in the field was obvious. I strongly recommend Dr. Sharon for both flexibility and pain treatment as well as post operative care. She is the best!
Karl SchmittKarl Schmitt
16:25 01 Dec 22
Sharon is an excellent physical therapist, highly competent, professional and personable! She has been helping me with both my shoulder and my back. I am now comfortably walking, doing the elliptical and biking, and will be golfing and playing pickleball soon. Thanks so much!
P VandegriffP Vandegriff
21:25 10 Sep 22
I attended an arthritis discovery seminar by Dr. Sharon Sims and found it very informative. I booked my first appointment for an evaluation and the office staff made the process extremely easy and more importantly, efficient! Dr. Sharon's diagnosis was thorough and a treatment plan immediately put into place and future appointments booked. I feel much better after just 4 appointments. Thank you, Dr. Sharon and Back in Motion! Highly recommend!
gary reichgary reich
14:49 05 Mar 22
I suffered a stroke in early October 2021. The stroke mostly resulted in numbness and loss of sensory perception on my left side. However, Dr. Sharon pointed out that it also involved some loss of some motor skills along with a weakened sense of balance.Dr. Sharon has been working with me not only in strengthening my left side but also increasing my sense of balance which has definitely improved over the last several weeks. My golf game has also improved as a result of the therapy.Dr. Sharon’s diagnostic and evaluation skills are exceptional along with her ability to arrive at a treatment plan that has reduced some of the damage from my stroke. I highly recommend Dr. Sharon and am thankful for the physical therapy which she has provided.Thanks,Gary C. Reich D.D.S. ( retired)
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The Athletic & Sport Injury Conditions We Treat

Shinbone tension can cause shin splints. Shin splints can be excruciatingly painful and prevent you from completing your daily routine. However, they can be avoided by wearing appropriate footwear, stretching, and warming up before exercise. Typically, most shin splints occur from a biomechanical problem related to the ankle joint where the ankle doesn't “dorsiflex” adequately. This causes abnormal motion of the foot and shin.

A sprain happens when a ligament that connects one bone to another becomes overstretched. This could be an ongoing issue if not addressed properly. Usually, most athletic injuries are inversion ankle sprains where the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are injured. This commonly occurs due to the lack of ankle flexibility, having a “high arch,” or lack of peroneal muscle strength and neuromuscular control. Regardless of the reason, these can be treated.

Plantar fasciitis is the number one sports injury we treat at our clinic. The plantar fascia is a facial band that connects the heel to the forefoot. This tissue can become irritated from an array of issues, from lack of foot stability, improper training, or lack of ankle dorsiflexion. Patients suffering from plantar fasciitis can make a pretty quick turnaround if the underlying issue is addressed.

A strained muscle is a small tearing of the muscle fibers. Depending on the severity of the issue, these usually make a quick recovery. The most common muscle strains we see are the lower back, hamstring, the groin. and hip flexors.

Tendonitis or tendon pathology are some of the most common sports injuries. Usually, patients will have issues with their achilles, hamstring, patellar, or rotator cuff tendons. It's essential to get a diagnosis of the area because there are different types of tendon pathologies, as they don't respond to the same types of treatments.

Lower back pain is common among athletes and weekend warriors. Most lower back pain is mechanical, meaning either the muscles are working abnormally or the joints are being compressed. This is treated rather quickly if the underlying issue is addressed.

Neck pain is common among swimmers and cyclists. This usually occurs due to postural imbalances, abnormal muscle tension, and joint restrictions. Most athletes will experience quick relief once the diagnosis has been made.

The most common knee sports injuries include ligament sprains, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, which often occur during sudden stops or changes in direction. Meniscal tears are also prevalent, resulting from twisting motions while bearing weight on the knee. Additionally, patellofemoral pain syndrome, commonly known as “runner's knee,” is a frequent overuse injury affecting the cartilage under the kneecap and causing pain during activities like running, jumping, or squatting.

One of the most common causes of hip pain in athletes is bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip tendons. Another common injury or ailment is hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), which can occur when the hip bones abnormally rub against each other, resulting in pain and limited range of motion.

If you've experienced an injury that demands post-surgical sports rehab, our team of sports injury experts is ready to support your complete recovery journey. Whether it's an ACL tear, meniscus injury, shoulder repair, or any other related sports surgery, we are dedicated to providing personalized care and guidance to help you regain peak performance and get back in the game stronger than ever. Trust in our expertise and experience a comprehensive rehabilitation program tailored to your specific needs.

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