The best hamstring injury treatment in St. Louis, MO

Hamstring Injury Sports Therapy

Hamstring injuries should often be treated with sports therapy. However, you may not know where to turn for this type of treatment. Luckily, there’s a physical therapy team nearby in St. Louis, Missouri who can help you with this form of therapy.

Our team at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy has been helping the St. Louis, Missouri area with physical therapy for more than 30 years. Our services include the very best evidence-based treatments, and our therapy team is highly trained and genuinely cares about helping every single one of our patients. To help you heal from your hamstring injury, we offer a highly effective sports therapy service.

How does sports therapy help treat a hamstring injury?

Your hamstring is a structure that consists of multiple muscles and tendons. In fact, each hamstring contains three separate muscles and five different tendons. That’s sixteen muscles and tendons split between your legs! These muscles and tendons run down the back of your thigh and behind your knee. The purpose of your hamstrings is to help you bend both your hip and knee joints.

With all these different parts, your hamstrings are very susceptible to injury. In fact, there are two types of hamstring injuries that you may suffer from if you play sports. The first type of hamstring injury you might get is a hamstring strain. These strains typically occur when you either overstretch or overuse your hamstrings while playing sports. This type of injury is especially common for long distance runners. 

A second type of hamstring injury that you could experience is a hamstring tear. This injury occurs when you develop tiny tears in one of your hamstring muscles or tendons. Our team often sees hamstring tears in people who play football, basketball and soccer.

Our therapy team can help you develop a personalized program to treat your hamstring injury. The program we develop for you may include some of the following evidence-based therapies: 

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Pre- and post-surgery therapy
  • Thermotherapy
  • Soft tissue massage

This list includes only a few of the helpful therapies our team offers, and we will commit ourselves to finding the right combination of therapies for your injury. 

Schedule an appointment for sports therapy

Do you need sports therapy in St. Louis, Missouri? Excel Sports and Physical Therapy is ready to help you. We even make it simple to get started with your therapy. All it takes is for you to contact our office at 4625 Lindell Blvd., Suite 510 in St. Louis, Missouri today.