Due to the different techniques throughout the various types of martial arts, there is a wide range of injuries that can occur throughout the body. These can be acute, happening during training or competition (example: ligament sprains, muscle strains, cuts, bruising, fractured bones) or related to overuse which is prevalent if athletes are training year round.
Boxing injuries are often acute, happening during training or competition. Examples include: ligament sprains, muscle strains, cuts, bruising, dislocations or fractured bones.
To discuss your treatment options, contact one of our sports injury focused Physical Therapists. Call or text 309.231.0676
important information About concussions
Due to the nature of contact sports, participants are at risk for concussions. It is important to seek medical advice after a head injury and physical therapists are part of the team of trained healthcare professionals that can treat this condition.
Together, your healthcare professional and your physical therapist can:
- perform baseline concussion testing including screens for cognition, concentration, memory and the neurological system.
- evaluate and treat post-concussion symptoms to help athletes safely progress back to normal sports participation.
For more information, read our Concussion page.