Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Scottsdale Physical Therapist Shaun Palmer“Dr. Shaun Palmer, PT, DPT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with experience in college athletics, professional athletics and outpatient sports medicine and orthopedics. With his experience of working with all types of age groups and disabilities, he sees rehabilitation from both the perspectives of what is best long-term for a full recovery, and what is best short-term to increase function fastest.”

Sports Injury Rehabilitation treats a range of conditions including acute sports injuries, strains, sprains, muscle, tendon and ligament repairs, tendonitis, hand injuries, shoulder dislocation, foot or ankle dysfunction and surgery rehab.

The hardest part of about recovering from a sports injury is convincing yourself to take it slow and easy. Athletes are dedicated and passionate about their chosen sport. Whether you’re a professional athlete or into fitness, long-distance running or pick-up basketball, recovering from a sports-related injury can be frustrating.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation is complex because athletes don’t just need to recover in medical terms, they also need to restore their strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance to their pre-injury levels.

Innovative Pain and Wellness has the experience and state-of-the-art tools to help you recover from your sports-related injury and get you back in the game.


Physical therapy is an important part of sports injury rehabilitation. We personalize our treatment approach to each patient. Our physical therapists know your case and will use every available tool to restore you to full health and function as fast as possible.


Pain management is designed to diagnose and treat pain-related disorders and stop them from coming back. It combines cutting-edge treatments and integrative medicine to find the cause of your pain instead of just treating the pain symptoms.


Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is a safe, pain management treatment that cools the exterior layer of skin with sub-zero blasts of air for several minutes. It works to reduce inflammation in much the same way as the application of an ice pack but applied to the entire body using a cryo sauna.

A patient can experience aches and pains due to inflammation caused by expanding blood vessels surrounding an injury. These symptoms can be effectively addressed by cooling the body and shrinking the blood vessels. Cryotherapy can influence the patient’s pain in a second way because as the nerves become cooler, they will send fewer pain signals to the patient.


Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a procedure that assists with healing and the regeneration of damaged tissue. This technique is often used in sports medicine and pain management. PRP Therapy has gained significant notoriety after many high profile professional athletes used the procedure.

PRP starts by drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood. Then the patient’s blood is separated into different layers in a centrifuge which allows for the harvesting of a high concentration of platelets. Platelets contain proteins and growth factors that the body uses in repairing injuries. These injected directly into the site of the patient’s injury or damaged tissue to promote healing.

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