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Sports Recovery

Recovering after a workout sets you up to perform as well as you did — or even better — for your next workout. At The Rehab Docs in Daniel Island, South Carolina, Sam Sheppard, PT, DPT, and the other trained providers offer sports recovery services for athletes in middle school and older. To book an appointment, call The Rehab Docs, or schedule online today.

Sports Recovery Q & A

What is sports recovery?

Sports recovery refers to treatments and practices that help restore your body’s processes and functioning after an exertive workout. This allows you to return to your training able to perform at your peak level yet again soon after. Your ability to recover after engaging in physical activity rests on a number of factors, which influence how well and how quickly your body resets.

There are things you probably do immediately after a workout, like stretching, that set you up for a speedy and successful recovery. You can also enhance your recovery with practices at home, like drinking plenty of water or nourishing your body with a healthy post-workout meal. 

The Rehab Docs specialize in professional treatments that can aid your athletic recovery even more. Their wide selection of recovery-oriented services improve circulation, speed the healing of muscle injuries, and provide other benefits to keep you performing at your best. 

Who can benefit from sports recovery services?

Nearly anyone who is physically active can benefit from sports recovery services, but they’re especially advantageous for competitive athletes. If you want to optimize your performance in your sport or workout of choice, consider sports recovery services to keep you performing at your highest capacity consistently.

Which treatments can assist with sports recovery?

If you’re considering sports recovery services one time or as a regular part of your routine as an athlete, The Rehab Docs can give you all the information you need to decide on the services you should get. Your options include:

Dry needling

Dry needling is a technique that helps loosen tight muscle fibers, specifically in knotted areas called trigger points. Fine needles with no medications on them or in attached syringes go through your skin to reach the underlying muscles and can relieve pain or tension and improve range of motion. 


Stretching encourages muscle relaxation, which, in turn, improves blood flow and muscle healing. The Rehab Docs can teach you beneficial stretching techniques according to the muscles groups you work the most. 


Cupping is a therapeutic service that uses suction to reduce inflammation in targeted areas. The Rehab Docs place glass globes against your skin and remove the air using an attached pump. 

Massage therapy

During massage therapy, a licensed massage therapist manipulates your tissues and muscles using their hands. Several popular massage therapy techniques improve circulation and help your muscles heal in time for your next workout. 

Active Release Technique® (ART)

ART is a noninvasive treatment for your soft tissues that removes adhesions within your tendons caused by repeated actions. ART both diagnoses and treats soft tissue injuries for improved athletic recovery.

To learn more about these athletic recovery techniques and all of the services The Rehab Docs have to offer, call the office or book an appointment online today.  

The Rehab Docs treat patients with physical therapy and chiropractic care.