Athletes have access to a new network of physical therapy resources to help them safely return to play after an injury. A sports medicine physical therapy clinic, powered by D1 Sports Training and the Sports Medicine & Performance Center at The University of Kansas Hospital, is now open at our KU MedWest location.
The clinic is staffed by licensed physical and occupational therapists. Experts in hand therapy and vestibular therapy for concussion management are also located at this clinic.
All levels of competitors, from high school athletes to weekend warriors and pros, have access to the latest sports-specific therapy equipment, such as TRX straps, a TRX rip trainer, medicine balls, stationary trainers and agility ladders.
An important component of sports performance therapy is replicating the forces athletes are exposed to during play – kind of like a boot camp for healing, noted Martin Dolphino, physical therapy manager.
“These athletes are used to working hard, and we try to treat them as recovering athletes, not just patients,” Dolphino said. “They’re working hard to return to a competitive level, and they come here ready to put a lot of time into their recovery.
The leading-edge clinic also features a modern physical therapy gym, a comfortable waiting area and convenient parking and patient access.
Clinic hours are 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Walk-ins are welcome, or ask your physician for a referral.