National Physical Therapy Month: Football Related-Injuries

J. Reyn Clark, PT, DPT, SCS, with Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Rehabilitation – Tatum Park, met with WDAM to discuss the football-related injuries physical therapists typically see during the football season.

“Shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, concussion – so a wide variety of injuries from football for sure,” Clark said.

Clark also said that physical therapists look at the possible biomechanical faults in the body, such as range of motion, strength, gate and balance. However, he added that there are things players can do to strengthen these movements, preventing injuries.

“A good stretching and strengthening program, always staying active, not rushing into a game or into practice without a proper warm-up and a proper cool down after,” said Clark.

Click here to watch the full interview.