Sports Medicine in Lafayette, LA
Physical Therapy South is an officially designated physical therapy provider for for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajun Athletics Program. Since 2002, we have treated thousands of sports injuries from local high school, collegiate and professional athletes. We have experience treating non-operative and post-operative athletic injuries such as ACL knee injury, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, groin pulls, patellofemoral syndrome, shin splints, spinal injuries, head injuries and more.
While athletic trainers and physical therapists both treat patients who have endured sports related injuries, the similarities in the two disciplines ends there. Therapists and athletic trainers take different courses and different continuing education credits, as their objectives during treatment are different. Athletic injuries are often different in nature than non-athletic injuries due to the high performance atmosphere that athletes train in. While physical therapists primarily help to develop and restore muscular movement and work with people of every age and varying degree of overall health, an athletic trainer is specifically concerned with patients who are high school, collegiate and professional athletes or very physically active in their daily lives. Athletic trainers work to rehabilitate sports related injuries and restore or improve function and performance.
Our goal is to get you back on the playing field stronger, more flexible, and more coordinated than you were before your injury. We believe that prevention is the best medicine for sports injuries. Our therapists and athletic trainers will teach you the techniques for on and off the field exercises so that you can get back in the game.