Sports Medicine Overview

Being an athlete isn’t about what sport you play, it’s who you are. Our Clinical Director Dr. Chelsea Horgan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist that enjoys working with athletes of all ages. Our Kid Sports PT Program is also under the direction of Dr. Horgan.

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Both programs offer a comprehensive, sports specific rehabilitation to get the athlete back to the sport. Regardless of athletic ability or age, physical therapy is beneficial to all athletes.

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Specifics

A physical therapist at NC Center for Physical Therapy can help you with the following Sports related injuries:

  • Tennis elbow, Golfer Elbow
  • Knee Injuries (MCL/ACL/PCL/LCL Injuries, Meniscus Tears, Plica Syndrome, Patellofemoral Syndrome)
  • Muscle and Ligament Sprains
  • Education about safe return to sport
  • Sports Performance
    Agility training
    Hand eye coordination
    Rehab back to sports
    Walking/Running Analysis
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Shoulder injuries/Overhead Sport Injuries
  • Kid Sports PT
    Osgood Schlatters
    Severs Disease
    Pain due to growth spurts
    Fractures
    Sprains/strains
    Learn more about Kid Sports PT
  • Will work with Coach to make sure you are staying on track!

Common Questions

What do physical therapists do?

A physical therapist's goal is to decrease your pain or discomfort and help you achieve your personal goals. In the process, you will learn how to self-manage your condition and increase your independence in managing your health. We educate you on your condition and how you can best improve your function.

What's the difference between PT/chiropractor/personal trainer?

Education, philosophy, and clinical expertise are the main differences between the Physical Therapists, Chiropractor, and a Personal trainer. Physical Therapists earn a clinical doctorate (Doctor of Physical Therapy) similar to a chiropractor’s clinical doctorate (Doctor of Chiropractic), while a Personal Trainer is not a degree, rather a certification. PT’s focus on rehabilitation in the forms of manual therapy, corrective exercise, body mechanics and patient education with the goal of empowering the patient for long-term success. Chiropractors focus on joints and the nervous systems with manipulations and adjustments. A personal trainer provides exercise programs to help individuals meet specific health or performance related goals.

Is physical therapy painful?

Our goal is to help you feel better during and after the treatment. As you restore mobility and function, you may experience some discomfort, but good communication with your physical therapist will minimize pain and allow for a better recovery.

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We are partners with YOTA Swim Team and South Durham Little League (SDLL) to help athletes in the triangle area.

We work with all athletes, regardless of age or skill level!