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Overhead Athlete Injury Physical Therapy

Repeated overhead sports motions stress the shoulder, biceps, and upper body. Our overhead athlete physical therapy services will help to improve overall performance, fix current overhead athlete injuries and prevent future injuries. 

What is an Overhead Athlete Injury? 

An overhead athlete uses their upper arm and shoulder in an arc overhead to propel a ball forward. You will find overhead athletes in various sports such as baseball or softball, basketball, football, and many more.


Overhead athletes have a unique risk for injury because of the mechanics associated with rapid overhead movements and repetitive motion. 


Who will benefit from Overhead Athlete Injury Physical Therapy?

Athletes in various sports can benefit from overhead athlete physical therapy. We often underestimate being able to use our arms for daily activities until that simple ability is taken away because of an injury. Shoulder strength and stability are crucial for everyday movements and excelling in your sport. 


Overhead athletes include: 

  • Baseball and softball players

  • Football quarterbacks & running backs

  • Basketball players

  • Volleyball players

  • Soccer goalkeepers

  • Swimmers

  • Tennis players

  • Lacrosse players

  • Shotput & pole vaulters

  • And more


If you're experiencing pain due to an overhead athlete injury, please reach out to Flow Physical Therapy today! Our physical therapists will create a customized treatment plan to heal your injury, prevent future injuries and improve your performance. Call us today at 312-701-4089 for a free injury screening or to schedule an appointment. 

Symptoms of an Overhead Athlete Injury

Common symptoms of an overhead athlete injury include: 

  • Persistent tenderness or pain

  • Radiating or referred pain

  • Pain with an overhead action

  • Reduced throwing velocity

  • Tight chest muscles

  • Popping or snapping sensation

  • Weakness

If you are experiencing any symptoms of an overhead athlete injury, please call us today at 312-701-4089 to schedule an appointment. 


What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Your first appointment at Flow Physical Therapy will include a thorough examination to measure your injury or condition. After your assessment, we will create a custom treatment plan for you based on your results and goals. 


Don't let pain or injuries stand in your way! Call Flow Physical Therapy at 312-701-4089 to schedule an appointment or fill out the form on our contact page for more information.

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