Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic
Keeping You in the Game
M-F 7:00am -3:00pm
Ankeny Physical & Sports Therapy is proud to be the exclusive Sports Medicine Team for all of Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial Athletics Programs. As an extension of this outreach service, our team of physical therapists offers free sports injury consultations at multiple locations in Ankeny throughout the year. Other than your physician, licensed physical therapists are the only sports medicine specialists licensed to independently evaluate and treat sports injuries.
1. VISIT US AT:
- Our main location, Ankeny Physical and Sports Therapy at 301 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ste #200 (across from Hy-Vee).
- Ankeny High school & Centennial High School from 3:30pm to 4:30pm each day while school is in session for athletes grades 9-12.
- Northview Middle School and Southview Middle School from 3:30-4:30PM on Monday’s during the school year to the
- Ankeny Junior Football athletes visit us near the football equipment shed at Prairie Ridge Sports Complex Sundays during the season.
2. Free injury consultations will be performed by our sports medicine staff and include initial assessments, education about the injury and recommendations for appropriate care to ensure a complete and safe return-to-play.
3. If referral to an orthopedic or family physician is deemed necessary we will help coordinate this appointment with your preferred provider or recommend a specialist for your specific injury. Follow up physical therapy appointments, special bracing or other supplies will be charged through your insurance or collected over-the-counter.
Keeping You at the Top of your Game
At Ankeny Physical and Sports Therapy our sports medicine team is comprised of physical therapists with over 45 years of on-the-field and clinical experience treating sports injuries. Our sports physical therapists have specialized training in functional biomechanics–the study of the interactions that various muscles, joints and nerves have with each other, within the bodys functional chain, that contribute to ones ability or inability to perform at their highest level. Functional biomechanics is based on the understanding that the root cause of injury can be dysfunction anywhere in the bodys functional chain, often remote from the site of pain.
Traditional gym or machine exercises tend to over-isolate the injured body part or linkage within an artificial environment, slowing recovery, and often resulting in incomplete healing. Our team of sports physical therapists will work closely with you to evaluate the root cause of your injury and design a program that closely matches your specific return-to-play goals. Physical therapy that is meaningful in this way results in more complete healing and motivates you to expect more out of rehab and yourself after therapy.
In sports medicine, the old saying is true “The proof is in the pudding.” Ankeny Physical and Sports Therapy is dedicated to functional biomechanics strategies because they are “field-tested” and have proven to yield accelerated and more complete recovery for our clients.
Sports Medicine Services
Return to Play Protocol Following a Concussion
Ankeny Physical and Sports Therapy has adopted the following protocol established in accordance to the National Federation of State High School Associations and the International Conference in Sport, Prague 2004.
When any athlete shows ANY signs or symptoms of a concussion, return to play must follow a medically supervised stepwise process.
The cornerstone of concussion management is rest until all symptoms resolve and then a graded program of exertion before return to sport. The program is broken down into six steps in which only one step is covered a day. The six steps involve the following:
- No exertional activity until asymptomatic for seven consecutive days.
- Light aerobic exercise such as walking or stationary bike, etc. No resistance training.
- Sport specific exercise such as skating, running, etc. Progressive a