Athletes During Corona- Virus
Calling all athletes, from recreational to the ultra-competitive. We are in uncharted territory. Lockdowns and social distancing are the new normal – seemingly necessary evils to combat a virus that has derailed all of us from our normal routines. Athletes have been training for days, months and even for years to compete, to excel and to be the best at their craft. Loss of an athletic season seems a bit trivial compared to someone who has lost their job or is dealing with illness. Perspective is important in times like these! However, when athletics has been a big part of your world, it is important. These unfortunate circumstances do not require you to abandon your passion!
Athletes Losing Their Season
I have lost the end of a season more than once and it is a tough pill to swallow. Blood, sweat, tears, lots of hard work and dedication and then suddenly the rug gets pulled out from under your feet. The ability to see the fruits of your labor has disappeared. It is a horrible feeling! As disappointing as it is, this does not have to be lost time.
Athletes Staying Focused During Corona- Virus
Staying focused, the ability to adjust and getting up when you are knocked down are all characteristics of a true athlete. It is time to adapt to the adversity and switch your focus. A great athlete is always looking for ways to gain that edge on his or her competition. Telehealth physical therapy is a perfect option during this down time. To adhere to the requirements of social distancing, Aquacare has quickly made the adjustment to be able to service its current and new patients via telehealth. Aquacare is committed to delivering the highest level of care even in these unfortunate times.
Athletes Can Have Access To Telehealth
In recent years athletic seasons have become relentless. Athletes are playing on multiple teams during the same season and some are playing multiple sports. Add in schoolwork, homework and other daily responsibilities and adequate rest becomes limited with the risk of injury becoming much greater. In the heat of a busy season along with all these other responsibilities taking care of your overloaded body moves to the back burner. Physical therapy through telehealth is a great way to help give you the guidance you need to correct some of the issues that may be hindering you from performing at your highest potential. These sessions are performed right in the safety of your own home through your computer, tablet, or phone.
Athletes and Physical Therapy
Seize this time! Reach out and let me help you get your body ready for optimal performance when that time comes. Regardless of your sport, whether you’re transitioning from middle school to high school, you’re a senior moving up to the next level or even a recreational athlete, let me and the amazing staff at Aquacare Physical Therapy help you with this often missing yet very important link to being the best you can be! Therapists are available to evaluate your injury/complaints and set a plan to help meet your goals! Follow up treatments are also performed to assess your progress and advance the treatment plan as needed. Feel free to contact me at Jbonnette@aquacarerehab.com to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your injury. If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help or to set up your evaluation, email me or call 410-770-9720.
Aquacare – Specialized providers getting you back to what you love through individualized treatments!
Jeffrey M. Bonnette, ATC/L, PTA, PES
Physical Therapist Assistant at Aquacare Physical Therapy
Owner of F.I.T. Performance
Head Athletic Trainer at Saints Peter and Paul High School
National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist