SPORTS & ORTHOPEDICS

The physical demands of athletes are uniquely different from the general population who do not engage in similar activity. Likewise, physical therapy for this special population should not be given a conventional approach. At Activcore, you will be matched with a physical therapist who specializes in treating athletes. Unlike the "typical" PT who probably doesn't even play sports, you will have a specialist who knows exactly what you are going through. Your physical therapist will assess how you move as it relates to your sport. This is a holistic approach to identify not only the site of injury, but the true source of any pain, weakness and dysfunction. Addressing the underlying cause is absolutely essential for healing an injury, preventing recurrence, and keeping you healthy and at a peak level of performance.

ACL Recovery & Prevention

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is an all too common knee injury in athletes participating in sports like soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, snowboarding and skiing. Your ACL is a key structure to provide rotational stability to the knee. It also prevents your tibia (shin bone) from translating forward in front of the femur (thigh bone). ACL injury can occur when an increased force, usually rotational, occurs at the knee joint during non-contact maneuvers, such as pivoting or cutting. It can also occur via direct contact with another player on the field. LEARN MORE

Contact Sports & Concussions

There is an inherent risk of injury associated with participation in contact sports, such as football, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts, karate, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. You can also sustain a concussion from a car accident or a fall. A concussion is a form of brain injury that temporarily disrupts how your brain works. It is sustained by a hit, bump or blow to the head or elsewhere on the body. It can also occur from forceful neck motion (whiplash). LEARN MORE

GENERAL OrthopedicS

Research shows that physical therapy can be a viable alternative to opioid medication, cortisone injections, and surgery for relief of musculoskeletal pain. Activcore physical therapists apply a unique mind-body approach that gets to the underlying root cause of your symptoms. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, rehabilitating from an orthopedic surgery, or trying to overcome chronic pain and dysfunction, you will have your own dedicated physical therapist by your side to safely guide you back to an active life. LEARN MORE

Posture & Scoliosis

Do you have pain or fatigue in your neck or back, slouch a lot, or find it hard to sit up straight? Whether you've been diagnosed with postural imbalances or scoliosis, Activcore's unique neuromuscular approach helps restore strength and muscle control to both improve alignment and correct dysfunctional movement patterns for sustainable results. There are also customized programs for adolescents and teens to teach them how to live and move better in their growing bodies. LEARN MORE

The OVERHEAD Athlete

It is common for athletes who play overhead sports (swimming, tennis, volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field events, etc.) to develop pain or have an injury at their shoulder and elbow. But that doesn’t mean the problem starts or ends there. For many, the underlying cause of arm injuries is a lack of coordination and strength of the structures closer to the body, including the shoulder blade, spine, pelvis and hips. At Activcore, we have trained specialists who look at all of these pieces as a whole in order to effectively and safely help you return to your sport. LEARN MORE

The Rotational Athlete

Golf, tennis, baseball, softball and other rotational sports can be very physically demanding activities that require lots of joint mobility and stability. The rotational forces on the extremities and axial skeleton make the body vulnerable to injuries at various points of stress in the swing of a golf club, tennis racket, or softball bat. Often a decrease in mobility in one area leads to an increased load on the neighboring joint. With multiple repetitions during a game, these rotational forces compound themselves and potentially cause overuse or strain/sprain type injuries. LEARN MORE

The Runner & Triathlete

The endurance athlete has specific needs when it comes to physical therapy and performance. We understand if you’re a runner, biker or swimmer, the last thing you want to do is stop your sport because of pain or an injury. Our goal is to get you back to doing what you love as soon as possible. Endurance sports are very typical activities where overuse injuries occur. Common injuries associated with running and bicycling include: achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, hip bursitis, piriformis syndrome, stress fractures, low back pain and sometimes even shoulder or neck pain. LEARN MORE

The Snowboarder OR Skier

It’s no surprise an 8-hour day on the slopes requires a considerable amount of strength. Proper mechanics and muscle stability play a key role with the high velocity demands of downhill snow sports. Hip strength, in particular, can help control dynamic movement and decrease rotational forces that occur at the knee joint. By controlling the movement of your knees falling inward, you can reduce unwanted joint stress and prevent ligament injury. Hip and core strength are also crucial for maintaining balance and stability as you carve through the trees, weave through moguls, and (for some) get on and off the lift without wiping out. LEARN MORE

The Strength Athlete (crossfitter)

With the evolution of the fitness industry, new approaches to exercise are emerging in big box gyms, boutique fitness studios, and CrossFit boxes. The increased popularity of functional strength training, power lifting, and full-body (multi-joint) movements provides a new environmental stimulus that forges higher degrees of challenge and athleticism. With greater resistance, complexity and intensity of each exercise comes a heightened demand placed on the body's systems. LEARN MORE

The Yogi

Activcore physical therapists are uniquely qualified to assess and treat yoga-related injuries. With expertise in movement analysis and additional yoga training, our physical therapists break down yoga asanas and determine the underlying causes of movement abnormalities and pain. Apart from injuries, they are able to design a program geared toward helping you progress your practice in a safe, effective manner. LEARN MORE

ACTIVCORE LOCATIONS

Pennsylvania

Newtown, PA

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