Skating (Ice, In-line, Roller)

There is a lot of variety in styles of skating; hockey, figure skating (individual, pairs, team), ice dancing, speed skating, in-line skating/rollerblading or roller skating recreationally, artistically, within roller derby, etc.

Overuse injuries can occur in the back (example: spondylosis), hips (example: groin or hamstring strain), knee (patellar tendonitis) or ankles. Traumatic injuries can occur from falls (examples: contusions, fracture, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, ankle sprain, or concussion.)


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 likelihood of falling, 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.