What is physical sports therapy?

Also known as: physical therapy, PT

Physical therapy is a form of therapy that helps people rehabilitate through exercises, stretching and orthopedics in order to regain the mobility and function of their bodies. Physical therapy is often needed after a severe injury or a debilitating illness.

Physical sports therapy is a branch of physical therapy that is focused on preventing injuries that commonly occur during sports competition, as well as specifically treating the injuries athletes develop in the course of their training and competition.


Reviewed by: Craig Spurdle, MD

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