Sports Injuries

How Injured Athletes Can Get Back in the Game and Excel (…And Stay in the Game)

If you’ve recently sustain a sports injury, or if you’ve been suffering with an injury for a while – it can be very tempting to pass it off as “nothing serious” and simply “put up with it” carrying on as best you can. 

Or, it can be very easy to get disheartened and end up feeling “stuck”, wondering if you’ll ever be able to get back to playing sport or move the way you used to… 

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we see people going through this all the time. In fact, we see people living with an injury from sports and exercise in Empowerment Physical Therapy, no matter what time of the year… 

I’ve worked with weekend warriors and recreational athletes who sustained regular injuries – and know how to help people recover from them. When my athletes get injured – we started treatment the NEXT DAY. 

That is completely the opposite to the way that most people respond to getting a sports injury, and is why so many people suffering with a sports injury are asking themselves:

“It’s Been Months Now – So Why am I STILL Suffering With an Injury That’s Stopping Me From Being Active and Playing My Favorite Sport?”…
Most people think that when they get a Sports Injury it’ll get better with a few days rest, and that they’ll be able to return to their sport or exercise again, quickly. But then when they go back to exercise again they’re still restricted – sometimes it’s even worse than it was when it first came on. Often when you rest there is little if any pain – but as soon as you start up again, it comes back and no matter how much rest you give it – it doesn’t seem to be improving.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them they need to take a break, rest, wear a support and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes” – but then 4 weeks later they end up going back to the same Doctor again because the injury hasn’t got any better, only to be given MORE rest, and ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills.

The problem is that when it comes to sports injuries – hamstrings, ankle sprains, runner’s knee etc., – complete rest is rarely the best advice.

So maybe you’re confused and frustrated because you been told different things, by different people. Maybe you think you have a back problem – but it’s actually the hip where the problem came from?

Sports injuries can be very confusing because more often than not, where the pain is coming from, isn’t actually the area that needs to be fixed and worked on and if you rest for too long – other parts of the body become just as, if not more problematic!

This confusion over “resting” often leads people to continue to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their injury and return back to exercise. Worse, many people just end up accepting ‘their days of being active are over’ – as if it’s normal, as if it ‘has’ to be that way.

Is That How You Feel Too? If You’re Currently Frustrated And Living With A Sports Injury, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physical therapist at Empowerment Physical Therapy to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work – you are closer to finding the thing that does! 

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best. 

Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

If you would like to know how the team at Empowerment Physical Therapy can help you return to being active as quickly and safely as possible – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free online visit: 

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Empowerment Physical Therapy Help You ”Get Rid Of Your Sports Injury For Good?

If you want to know what it costs – and what availability we have at Empowerment Physical Therapy, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

Patient Testimonials

Eileen Egan

Shi Feng was an incredible physical therapist! I’m an athlete and I’ve had some bad/reoccurring injuries playing sports. In the past, I’ve had physical therapists who didn’t really push me the way I could be to get back on a field or court. However, Shi Feng really catered to my needs and pushed me to get back to a place where I could do what I love again. I cannot give a higher recommendation!

John Tierney

When I ruptured my Achillles tennis playing tennis, I was referred by a health-savvy friend to Shi Feng Lin. He expertly and patiently guided me through the rehab program, both in the sessions with him and in the home workouts he showed me how to do. He got me back on the tennis court in better shape than I was before. I was so satisfied that I went back to him several times to deal with other minor injuries, and each time he got me through them beautifully. Can’t recommend him highly enough. Injuries are never fun, but I enjoyed my time with him.
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Dr. Shi-Feng Lin, Physical Therapy

Made in China and have lived in New York City since 9 years-old, Dr. Shi-Feng  graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelors in Health & Exercise Science in 2010. He went on to pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and graduated from Sage Graduate School in 2013. He has worked in an orthopedic outpatient private practice since graduation and has developed an eclectic approach in his treatment philosophy from his extensive pursue in continuing education.

When he’s not treating, Shi Feng likes to stay active and plays in a friday league basketball, exploring rivers/lakes with his inflatable kayak.  

  • Qualifications: Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Born: China
  • Now Lives: New York City
  • Certifications:
    Applied Prevention & Health Promotion Therapist
    Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
    Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
    Certified Titleist Performance Institute
  • Hobbies: kayaking, biking, hiking, camping
  • Team:  San Antonio Spurs and New York Giants
  • Show: Whose Line Is It?
  • Food: Korean and Japanese







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