Sports Injuries Greenville, SC

Sports Injuries

Dan S.

I'm a retired business executive and an avid golfer and scuba diver. I have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, and in recent months have experienced severe back pains. Working with Scott at Zoan Physical Therapy, my back pains have improved tremendously over a fairly brief period and have allowed me to return to my 3-times-per-week golf routine. Zoan/Scott have helped give me back not only my golf hobby, but the camaraderie with my friends and the social connections for my wife and I that come along with my golf and country club involvement.

DeAnna B.

After 6+ years in competitive gymnastics, my daughter had to have arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this year. Follow-up treatment was a "generic" physical therapy program, from which she was released after only a few weeks, without a long-term plan in place. Unfortunately, as she began to return to more intense physical activity, she began having other issues with her ankles and shins - all an extension of what had happened with her knee. Fortunately, we were referred to Scott at Zoan Physical Therapy for evaluation. Both my daughter and I have been very pleased with Scott's approach. He is extremely knowledgable and his approach is treating my daughter's overall health and well-being in a much more individualized way, with long term goals in mind.

Leyla M.

I am a triathlete and I came to see Scott Kaylor, PT, DPT for pain and soreness in my left knee. The strengthening exercises for my hips, quads, and glutes has made all the difference! I am now able to do lunges without pain.

Matthew B.

My son is a high school cross country runner who was struggling with breathing during races to the point of dizziness and nearly passing out. Scott measured his lung capacity, assessed his movement ability, and prescribed exercises targeted to his issues. Since working with Scott, his breathing during races has improved and he has not had the issue.

Kristin M.

I had a great experience with Scott at Zoan Physical Therapy. I am a mom of 3 and moving from being a casual runner to running more miles and pushing further and harder. I was struggling with the pain while running and went to see Scott to get me back on track. He immediately saw the problem and worked to strengthen me and get me back to running pain-free.

Eric N.

Scott is excellent!! My 15 y.o baseball player son, Connor, was having elbow pain for the first time in his baseball career. Scott thoroughly assessed/evaluated him and developed a treatment plan. Within 3 weeks Connor was pain-free and ready to start a throwing plan and should be stronger than ever for high school winter workouts and spring season.

Paul Z.

Scott is amazing. I've been dealing with issues off and on for a few years when I do and train for triathlons. I went to Scott, described exactly what was happening and he figured it out. He gave me targeted exercises and two months later I ran a pain-free triathlon and finished 3rd in my age group. Look no further than Scott.

Tired of Waiting to Get Back in the Game?

Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Sports Injury as Quickly as Possible

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, it is important to stay safe while performing your sport. Any injury sustained during physical activity can be categorized as a sports injury – and at Zone Physical Therapy, we’re here to get you off the sidelines and back in the game!

Don’t simply wait around for your injury to heal – get back to the sport you love quicker with the help of one of our dedicated Greenville, SC physical therapists.

How will physical therapy help my sports injury?

Our Greenville, SC physical therapists are movement experts who can help you recover quickly and reach your physical goals. They will prescribe an individualized treatment plan for you based on your specific needs, in order to help get you back in the game as fast as possible. This will be done after first performing a diagnostic exam and the review of diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound. Treatment plans will take into account the nature of your injury, your fitness level, and your lifestyle.

Your plan will likely include manual therapy to increase your range of motion and reduce scar tissue, stretches to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to enhance the injured area, as well as its surrounding areas. These are all done to help you recover after your sports injury and to prevent further injuries from occurring in the future.

Common sports injuries

There are a number of different injuries that can occur while performing an athletic activity; however, the most common forms of sports injury include:

Knee injuries

Your knee is the most complex joint in your body and is, therefore, one of the most commonly injured body parts. Knee injuries may include dull aches that run from your hip to your knee, repetitive use injuries making it difficult to move the knee, or more severe injuries such as an ACL tear.


A sprain occurs when a ligament connecting one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits. Much like a strain, once a sprain occurs and a ligament is overstretched, it is more likely that it’ll occur again.

Strain or “pulled muscle”

A strain also referred to as a “pulled muscle,” occurs when a tendon connecting your muscle to bone is stretched beyond its limits. Once the tendon is overstretched, it is more likely that it will be strained once again.

Shin splints

The medical term for shin splints is “medial tibial stress syndrome,” referring to pain that is felt in the shin bones. This pain is typically caused by stress placed on the shinbone and the connective tissues surrounding it. Shin splints are painful and often debilitating; however, they can be avoided by wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening your core and leg muscles.

Why did I develop a sports injury?

The term “sports injury” is all-encompassing, including any type of injury that occurs while performing athletic activity. It can happen just the same by lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in ill-fitted shoes, as it can by swinging a bat too aggressively or rolling your ankle on the soccer field.

One of the most important aspects of rehabilitating a sports injury is treating it as soon as possible. Your treatment plan and duration of recovery will vary depending on how severe the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention.

Ready to return to your sport? We can help

Have you recently sustained a sports injury? If so, don’t hesitate to Contact Us today at Greenville, SC Center to request an appointment at Zone Physical Therapy. We’ll help you recover as quickly as possible so you can return to the sport you love!