To ensure we provide excellent care to patients in Tysons, Reston, Arlington, McLean and throughout the wider DMV region, we have partnered with Aligned Orthopedic & Sports Therapy to offer rehabilitation services as a conservative treatment option for your orthopedic or musculoskeletal issues. Before pursuing any invasive treatment options, we provide conservative treatments first and foremost. If you have an ailment that doesn’t require surgery, we’ll likely prescribe physical therapy with our team of specialists.
The physical therapists at Aligned Orthopedic and Sports Therapy are experienced in creating treatment plans for all of the injuries and conditions listed below. If you are suffering from any of these injuries or conditions, Schedule an appointment today at Washingtons Sports Institute today to speak with a physical therapist.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
Ankle Sprains are a common injury that occurs from over stretching or tearing of the ligaments that support the ankle. In fact, it has been estimated that 25,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the US. The ankle is composed of bones forming a joint and ligaments are the elastic structures which are responsible for holding these bones in their proper place. Ligaments and other soft tissues function to prevent abnormal movement such as twisting, turning, and rolling of the foot beyond the normal range. Sprains occur when the strong bands of tissue that hold our joints together, called ligaments, stretch or tear. This happens when we twist or roll our ankle suddenly and exceed a ligament’s normal length. In the ankle, this typically involves the ligaments on the outside of our ankle.
If you think you have sprained your ankle the first thing to do is remove yourself from any activity that may create further injury. Elevate the ankle and apply ice and a compressive wrap – like an ace bandage or an ankle brace that can be picked up in many pharmacies. For less severe sprains, it is best to start moving as soon as possible and place weight on the ankle with a light wrap or brace. More severe sprains may require a period of immobilization and potential use of crutches. It may take days, weeks or even months to return to normal. Throughout this time, even if the pain is improved, the ankle may continue to swell with activities, but should improve over night. If you seem to stop improving, make sure you see an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. Treatment and healing time of an ankle sprain will depend on the grade of the sprain. All sprains will be treated with the R.I.C.E. method: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. You may return to activities without restrictions once you have regained full, pain free range of motion, have no pain with activities and demonstrate normal strength. Your physician may also order the following treatment measures if the sprain is a grade 2 or 3.
When you choose physical therapy, know that we strive to help you return to living a full, healthy, and active lifestyle. By creating a personalized treatment plan, we can help you regain your strength and mobility so that you can get back to enjoying your life. Some of the treatment options we offer include:
We offer specialized services based on each patient’s condition or diagnosis. These services are provided by our PT team members who have a passion for specific treatments, received specialized training and certification. We offer industry-leading and evidence-based treatments to help you heal and reach your individual goals.
Some of the Specialty Services we offer include: