Are you looking into boxing recovery Queens, NY? We can help you find your way back to your best self. The physical therapists at ProMet PT provide the relief you deserve after an injury, overtraining, or deep fatigue. We know that boxing is a demanding sport that can rapidly take its toll, especially as you advance through the ranks of the sport. Our team of therapists works with boxers and athletes at various levels of fitness and success and is dedicated to your recovery to help get you back in the ring.
Common Boxing Injuries
Hand and wrist injuries are common in boxers and can range from mild to severe, including fractures, sprains, and strains as a result of repetitive stress. The sheer force of the opponent’s punch or overtraining can also lead to problems. All of these injuries can impede a boxer’s ability to train and compete and require proper rest, rehabilitation, and conditioning to prevent future injuries.
Head Injuries: Despite the stringent safety protocols in boxing, head injuries are still a significant concern in the sport. Concussions, skull fractures, and brain trauma lead to long-term repercussions and require ongoing protective gear as well as the right healing methodology to restore mobility and health.
Muscle Strains and Sprains: Muscle sprains and strains are often the result of intensive training sessions and rigorous workouts. The back, shoulders, and legs are just a few muscle groups that our physical therapists frequently see affected by boxing.
Overtraining: Boxers are masters at their sport and spend endless hours in the gym. Although it can lead to heightened skills, overtraining also spurs soreness and pain, injuries from overuse, altered resting heart rate, fatigue, and reduced appetite and performance levels.
Boxer’s Knuckle: Boxer’s knuckle is a painful and severe injury to the joint capsule. The injury may involve everything from the skin to the extensor tendon, ligaments, joint cartilage, and bone. If your injury requires surgery or immobilization, you will likely need physical therapy four to six weeks after wearing a cast or splint to regain strength and mobility.
Bennett Fracture: A common fracture at the base of your thumb, a Bennett fracture quickly leads to long-term issues and joint instability if left untreated. You could experience ongoing pain or weakness that compromises your long-term success as a boxer.
Dislocated Shoulder: Boxers are prone to dislocating their shoulders from missed punches when the speed and force of their rotator cuff are overused. Whether you come into contact with your target or not, your shoulder joint is prone to slipping out of the socket, causing long-term pain and poor performance in the ring.
Boxing Recovery Treatments
Over 90% of boxers and fighters we see are suffering from overtraining and experiencing acute injuries, body fatigue, mental fatigue, or decreased performance. But when your sport and performance hinge on your longevity in the sport, you need relief and preventative techniques to help protect your overall wellness.
The cornerstone of our physical therapy for boxers includes our signature “Knock Your Lights Out Recovery” program. Depending on your injury, we may customize your recovery to include a wellness training program, cupping, and the IASTM Technique. Also referred to as Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, IASTM helps break down capillary beds to bring nutrition to the injured tissues. The process helps the body’s healing response in the area that needs it most.
Your physical therapist may also recommend cupping, a therapeutic approach to alternative medicine that dates back to ancient Egyptian, Asian, and European cultures. The cups are placed on your skin, and negative air pressure creates a powerful suction force that offers pain relief, inflammation reduction, relaxation, and increased blood flow.
We also use the NormaTec Recovery System to help our patients gain a competitive edge. The dynamic compression devices utilize our patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern, which helps patients heal and recover faster.
The ProMet Physical Therapy team offers a unique treatment style with a common focus on YOU. Our treatment plans consider every aspect of your condition, life, and goals to help you heal your body and mind, not just the area with the injury. We’re here to help you reconnect to the real you with a personalized approach to healing. Ready to take control of your recovery with boxing recovery Queens NY? Call our Queens location at (718) 880-2385 or request an appointment here.