Physical Therapy for Lacrosse Injuries

Physical Therapy Rochester Hills MI

Lacrosse is an aggressive sport. With aggressive sports comes injury. Women’s and men’s rules are vastly different and injuries will vary based on position so it is important that as an athlete you receive individualized training and conditioning to lessen injury risk. However, if you do run into injury,  here at Empower Physical Therapy we can provide you with the necessary care to get you back on the field. At Physical Therapy Rochester Hills MI, we offer a variety of therapies and rehabilitation to suit the many complex needs of lacrosse athletes. 


Common Lacrosse Injuries

  • Hip Flexor Strain- muscle allows you to perform high knee kicks
  • Wrist Fracture- overextended wrist results in tears in the ligaments.
  • Ankle Sprain- sprain occurs when ligaments in the ankle tear. 
  • Knee Sprain (MCL, ACL)- injury occurs at the ligaments that connect your lower bones and upper leg bone at the knee. 


If you’ve suffered any of these injuries, we highly recommend that you contact a member of our team at Empower Physical Therapy & Fitness. You can schedule an appointment online via our website by clicking here. Continue reading for more information regarding injury prevention for lacrosse players.


How To Prevent Injuries

Lacrosse is a free-flowing game that is played at a very fast pace. Injuries are bound to happen. However, you can still take precautions and limit them. 


To reduce your risk of sustaining an injury while playing lacrosse:


  • Always use proper equipment.
  • Don’t skip warming up before games and practices.
  • Maintain a training regimen in the off-season to help keep your muscles and other soft tissues conditioned.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Allow your body to rest and recover and avoid year-round sports.
  • Understand the rules of the game.


Physical Therapy Rochester Hills MI

Lacrosse is one of the most rapidly growing sports in the United States today. It is a physical sport and injuries are bound to occur. If you need training advice or want to know more about how to protect your body, you should seek out a professional. Empower Physical Therapy Rochester Hills MI is here to help you before and after your injury. We are here to help you stay on the lacrosse field and maintain peak performance in your playing career.