Our approach to rehabilitation of sports injuries is quite often different than our approach to general rehabilitation. The competitive nature of athletics typically necessitates a more aggressive approach and the specific demands of a given sport often require the intervention to be “sport specific”. Our goal is to return the athlete to activity and competition as soon as is safely possible. If you are on a team, this will often require the collaboration of the team physician, the athletic trainer and your physical therapist. If you are an individual competing in recreational athletics then your physical therapist at RPT, who has a thorough understanding of the etiology and pathology of musculoskeletal injuries as well as the various phases of healing, will collaborate with your orthopedist or other sports medicine physician about your return to activity.