Sports Injuries

Helping you speed the healing process

Sport Specific Approaches

Elite athletes, weekend warriors, or anyone in-between, our team can help you find the solution to virtually any kind of sports-related injury.

Some injuries are the result of direct trauma, while others develop as a result of overuse. Between countless hours or miles spent participating in a sport, athletes can develop tendon, ligament or joint pain over time. Evaluating your injury is just the beginning of finding your solution at SALINAS. Our doctors of physical therapy and board-certified specialists are experienced in working with every type of athlete to correct movement patterns, eliminate pain, and get you back to your sport stronger than before.

Conditions Treated

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Video Analysis

During the initial assessment, your therapist will evaluate the way your body moves. By using video motion technology we can correct movement patterns and pinpoint muscle imbalances that may be contributing to your condition. Pitching mechanics, golf swings, and running can all be critically analyzed to identify the potential for injury.

While some athletes require strength and power, others require muscular endurance. Once we have a solid foundation of your movement patterns, a needs analysis will be conducted to address the demands of your sport and outline the progression of your therapy. We use the same training method as professional athletes to help your recover safely. This method is called “Periodization”.

"My patients have been extremely happy with their care at Salinas Physical Therapy. I often receive unsolicited positive feedback from patients regarding their therapy experience. I routinely refer patients to Ruben and his team for many diagnoses and conditions, from strains and sprains to post-surgical rehabilitation for complex bone and soft tissue reconstruction procedures."
Bob Yin, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
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At Salinas, the idea is simple – provide a more focused, customized and unique approach to the care of individuals.

Salinas Physical Therapy

23655 Via Del Rio, Suite C
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Phone: (714) 695-1566
Fax: (714) 695-1553

Scientific Based

Periodization training is a proven method because it takes advantage of your body’s ability for adaptation. This approach breaks down the training program into phases where healing and fitness is guided from a scientifically logical progression. We structure the periods to mimic the phases of healing (inflammation, proliferation, and maturation) allowing your injured tissue to heal and remodel. What sets us apart is that after the injury heals and traditional therapy ends, we design functional progression drills as soon as the athlete is ready.
Sports Injuries

Return to Sport

Return to sport takes careful planning and clinical experience. Our team takes a systematic, full-body approach to address your condition. All athletes will undergo a series of sport-specific movement patterns that progress according to the athletes’ load tolerance. Many of our therapists and staff are athletes themselves and understand the various demands of each sport. Exercise progression for a basketball player will be much different in comparison to a baseball player. Our main priority when evaluating and treating sports injuries is your ability to return to sport in the safest manner possible.

Testing & Screening

Like you, we want to be confident that you can perform at your best. Rather than relying on subjective measurements to determine your ability, we rely on the data. Our therapists use the latest measuring devices and tools to test and obtain quantitative data. This enables us to pinpoint areas of weakness or muscle imbalances while simultaneously allowing us to determine when your body can physically tolerate the demands of your sport.