Do you have back, knee, wrist, or rib pain from rowing? Are these injuries preventing you from being at the top of your game? At Advance Physical Therapy in Nassau County, we aim to help our rowing patients overcome pain and increase motion so that they can get back into the boat in no time! Our trained professionals treat each patient individually because no two injuries are the same. Rowing injuries can vary from

  • Lower back pain – due to the constant bending back and forth
  • Upper back pain – pain and tenderness in the muscles of the shoulders, neck and upper back
  • Knee pain – pain felt beneath the kneecap or pain when the knee joint is moved
  • Wrist tendonitis – pain and swelling
  • Rib stress fractures – muscles repeatedly pulling on the ribs causing stress fractures

Most of the injuries result from technical errors and because of this our physical therapists in Nassau County will familiarize themselves with our patients’ rowing strokes in order to fully understand where the injury stems from. We will assess our patients’

  • Posture
  • Flexibility
  • Joint mobility
  • Range of motion
  • Muscle strength

Once all of these factors are looked at, our physical therapists at Advanced Physical Therapy will be able to use techniques and exercises that will help decrease pain and increase mobility. Some of these exercises include

  • Marching
  • Kickouts
  • Scissor Kicks
  • Hip 90/90 Stretch
  • Segmental Cat/Cow Exercise
  • Crawling Drills
  • Goblet Squats
  • And many more

At Advance Physical Therapy in Nassau County our main focus is to address the core of the injury and alleviate pain as quickly as possible so that our patients can resume their activities. Injuries from intense physical activities such as rowing are fairly common. Don’t let an injury prevent you from doing what you love. Call us at 516-568-4444 and make an appointment with one of our physical therapists today!