Sports medicine and rehabilitation are paramount to our mission at Ferrell-Whited to provide the best physical therapy services in Medina County.
We offer a wide variety of sports rehabilitation options to help you get back to your best, whether it’s on the court, on the field or in the gym
When you come into Ferrell-Whited you aren’t just another patient, you are a member of our team. We believe it is just as important to educate each patient on their injury and treatment, as it is to rehabilitate them. In turn, giving you the knowledge you need to ensure your future remains injury-free.
Many of our therapists are former high school and collegiate athletes who understand the demands and commitment that come with playing a sport. Our staff is well-equipped to treat various types of sport-related injuries, no matter how unconventional or severe they might be.
Therapists at Ferrell-Whited maintain strong relationships with the top orthopedic and sports medicine physicians in the area to ensure quality care across the rehab spectrum. We believe that staying up-to-date with the latest treatment options is imperative to providing our patients with the best rehabilitation options available to them.
We accept most traditional insurances including Medicare, Medicaid, and Worker’s Compensation. We are a proud member of many HMOs and managed care networks.
Treatment options we provide:
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Progressive resistance exercise
- Sport-specific rehab
- Manual therapy
Common Sports Injuries
- Biomechanical (Overuse/incorrect use of joints or muscles)
- Sprains & Strains Fractures Dislocations
- Knee Injuries (Cruciate ligaments, meniscus, patellar tendonitis
- Shoulder Injuries (Rotator cuff, Thrower’s shoulder, Impingement.
- Elbow Injuries (Tennis & Golfer’s elbow)
- Ankle injuries (Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fascitis)
Functional Movement Screen
As athletes push their bodies harder and harder to achieve their goals, it’s easy to forget that form depicts our function!
If you want to maximize your workouts while minimizing your risk for injury, you should have a Functional Movement Screen.
We have Licensed Physical Therapy & FMS certified professionals on staff working with several local athletic programs throughout northeast Ohio.
FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.
These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable.
Local Athletic Programs proactive with our injury
- IVL Baseball Academy
- JO Southwest Volleyball
- JO Maverick Volleyball
- Brunswick Blue Devil Youth Football
- Sting Travel Baseball
If the screen identifies minor limitations with minimal risk of injury, the individual will be given a series of exercises to address specific findings.
They will also receive education on how to maintain optimal movement quality for maximum injury prevention.
If the screen identifies risk of injury >50% (or if pain is present during any part of the screen), the athlete will have the option of a more thorough Physical Therapy evaluation by one of our on-site therapists.
This evaluation will identify cause of limitations (joint mobility dysfunction, tissue extensibility dysfunction, or stability motor control dysfunction).