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Sports Rehabilitation Consultants physical therapists are skilled, licensed professionals with extensive clinical experience providing the highest level of care to meet patients’ rehabilitative needs and treatment goals. Our highly experienced physical therapists provide the following;
















ACL Injuries                                 Arthritis                                     Back Pain/Injuries

Bone Spurs                                  Carpal Tunnel                             Cervical Disc Conditions

Chronic Pain                                Degenerative Disc Disease           Diabetic Neuropathy

Elbow & Arm Injuries                   Fibromyalgia                               Foot & Ankle Disorders/Injuries 

Hand & Wrist Injuries                  Hip Pain/Injuries                         Impingement Syndrome

Joint Replacement Rehab           Lumbar Pain/Strain                     MVA's

Neurological Disorders                 Osteoporosis                              Plantar Fasciitis

Repetitive Motion Injuries          Sciatica                                       Scoliosis & Spinal Disorders

Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries   Vertigo                                       Workplace Injuries



Sports Rehabilitation Consultants physical therapists provide an array of community outreach and education programs.  Sally and the  SRC physical therapy team provide programs customized to address injury prevention, sports injuries and overuse injuries in the school-age athlete to the seasoned athlete or weekend warrior.  Sports Rehab works with area physicians, schools, coaches, physical education teachers & parents to share prevention and intervention techniques that ultimately can help their athletes be less prone to injury.

The Sports Rehab physical therapy team also provides community outreach programs to adults and senior citizens who can benefit from our injury prevention programs focusing on balance and fall prevention, vestibular issues and injuries that may occur in the home or workplace! 

Are you or a loved one suffering with aches and pains in your back, joints or muscles that just won’t go away?

Do your hips, knees, feet or ankles hurt when walking or participating in a sports activity for no apparent reason?  Our physical therapy specialists are trained healthcare professionals.  They can assess the problem to determine if you have a sprain, muscle strain or perhaps need to see an orthopedic specialist or your physician.   Let us help troubleshoot that pain before it turns into something more serious.

Remember “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  Intervention with physical therapy treatment can also help a person avoid or prolong surgery, eliminate or limit the use of prescription pain medicines and provide overall relief from your pain and discomfort.

Call Sports Rehab in North Royalton or Medina today to schedule a free pain or injury screen.



Physical therapy is very beneficial to help manage joint, muscle, shoulder, back, hip, knee and foot pain or conditions resulting from an injury, sports activity, arthritis or overuse. In advance of patients having to rely on prescription medications and surgery – physical therapy can help manage and/or alleviate pain.

If you are an orthopedic surgery candidate, physical therapy can be very beneficial in advance of orthopedic surgery to strengthen and stretch the support muscles around the affected joint in advance of surgery.  Many patients benefit from this pre-surgical conditioning and recover more quickly during physical therapy following surgery.

Remember, it is the patients choice where they would like to go for physical therapy. Simply, reassure your physician or specialist that beginning with your evaluation and throughout your physical therapy treatment your physical therapist will provide an evaluation and progress reports to your doctor.   Our therapists will also speak with your doctor directly to answer any questions the doctor may have or to discuss your physical therapy treatment program and progress. 

Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy is physician, patient and family recommended.  Even our patients are saying “Sports Rehab Consultants is the place to go for physical therapy!” ~ Stella, Parma

Here is what our patients are saying…

“When I first came here I had an external fixator put on to lengthen my leg.  After surgery I couldn’t put any weight on my leg or even walk. Crutches were my method of transportation. The doctor said I wouldn’t walk for atleast four or five months.  But with the help of SRC I was able to begin walking with one crutch at two months and without aid a week later!  Without SRC I would not be able to walk or be ahead of schedule in my therapy program.  I don’t know what I would do without Sports Rehab Consultants Physical Therapy!”  Exceeded expectations ~ Rachel, North Royalton

“ I came here believing that this was not going to help me.  Over the course of a few weeks – here I am back to normal.  The treatment was excellent and staff was excellent also. They did what was necessary to make me better and put forth the steps to keep me better.” Exceeded  expectations. ~ Sean

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Whether you are an all-star athlete or novice runner, playing basketball for the first time or finishing the final leg of a bike tour – playing a round of golf or a backyard volleyball game - you are less likely to experience injuries if your joints and muscles are conditioned.  However, a sports injury can happen when you least expect it - regardless of age, ability or physical condition. We treat athletes of all ages!

What kind of sports injuries are treated at SRC?

Sports Rehab Consultants Physical Therapy treats most sports-related injuries. Following  an  injury individuals can come directly to Sports Rehab to be assessed under ‘direct access’. We can also perform a complimentary screen to determine the extent or seriousness of the pain or injury.  SRC’s physical therapists are highly trained and educated healthcare professionals who are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat injuries.  The therapist  determines if the injured person will benefit from physical therapy or needs to be referred to an orthopedic specialist or physician.

What is next step to begin physical therapy for an injury?

The injured athlete is scheduled for an initial evaluation with a physical therapist.  The front desk staff will confirm insurance benefits or payment methods if there is no insurance. Based on this initial evaluation the physical therapist will design a plan of care specific to the athlete and the type of injury/pain they have experienced.  A detailed report and follow up progress reports are provided to the designated physician or specialist to keep them informed of the patients progress.  A home exercise program may also be recommended to help the athlete return to their highest level of function and peak performance within an appropriate period of time.


Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy.  With extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, our physical therapy specialists utilize this form of physical therapy with a “hands on” approach to apply pressure on muscle tissue or to manipulate joints instead of using a device or machine. This form of treatment may help to reduce pain, decrease muscle spasm and tension, reduce fluid retention in muscles or joints, increase circulation, muscle flexibility and address joint mobility issues.
Manual therapy techniques  include:

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization & Massage

    This localized massage may be used in advance of exercise to help increase circulation, decrease muscle spasm, increase muscle flexibility and improve mobility. Techniques may include: Effleurage , gentle gliding over tissue, petrissage  which is kneading manipulation of the muscle or trigger point/soft tissue release used to elongate the muscle fascia and decrease muscle tension
  • Joint Mobilization & Manipulation

    Joint mobilization is a technique used by our physical therapists  to help manage musculoskeletal dysfunction and restore joint mobility that may have been lost as a result of injury, disease or surgery (ie joint replacement surgery etc).  Mobilizations are done very slowly with passive movement and may be combined with a “hold” or “stretch”motion to help restore a patient’s range of motion and reduce pain.

    Manipulations are more aggressive techniques done with faster movement of the bone and joint area. 

  • Muscle Energy

    Muscle energy is a manual therapy technique physical therapists use to help restore the body’s balance and alignment.  The patient performs gentle muscle contractions (isometric exercises) against resistance provided by the physical therapist.  These techniques can significantly decrease disability and improve functionality and range of motion in patients with dysfunctional joints, low back pain, pelvic imbalance, muscular shortening, limited range of motion etc.


Therapeutic spinal traction uses manual or mechanical techniques to stretch and mobilize the spine to help alleviate back, sciatica and neck pain. Traction stretches spinal muscles and opens up the vertebrae to ease nerve root impingement. 
How do I know if I am a candidate for traction?

A thorough evaluation  will be completed by the physical therapist to assess your condition, determine if traction is an option then an individual plan of care is developed that includes the type of traction to be used, the force/weight of distraction and duration of treatment.

Patient’s pain levels and relief of symptoms are closely monitored by the physical therapist during treatment. Progress reports will be provided to the patient’s physician to keep them updated on the patient’s condition.


What is aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy utilizes a deep water pool, designed to provide an ideal, controlled environment for rehabilitation.  Aquatic therapy is a beneficial treatment option to enhance, restore and maintain an individual’s core functional abilities which may be limited due to illness, injury, surgery or aging.

Sports Rehabilitation Consultant’s provides a private aquatic therapy pool room. The aquatic pool also has a versatile electric hydraulic lift to assist patients in wheelchairs or with restrictions.   Our physical therapists are able to adjust the depth of the water from 2 feet to 7 feet, which personalizes the treatment each patient receives. The water temperature is a constant 90° F. 

What are the benefits of aquatic therapy?

Reduced Joint & Muscle Pain
Increased Circulation
Increased Flexibility
Improved Range of Motion
Improved Cardio Endurance
Reduced Swelling
Accelerated Healing
Improved Strength & Balance
Earlier Return to Function
Increased Energy Levels


What medical conditions respond well to aquatic therapy?

Due to the warm water temperature and buoyancy, patients are suspended in an almost weightless state during aquatic physical therapy. For this reason, many orthopedic, neurologic, muscular and cardiopulmonary conditions respond well because of these unique physical properties of the water. Conditions that generally respond to aquatic physical therapy include:

Pre-Post Surgical Rehab
Foot Pain
Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Hip Knee & Joint Pain
Muscle Strains/ Injuries
Work Reconditioning
Sports Injuries
Vestibular/ Balance

Does insurance cover aquatic therapy?*

When patients call to schedule for aquatic therapy, Sports Rehabilitation Consultants front desk staff will contact your insurance company to confirm benefits. We also ask that the patient call the insurance company to request an explanation of benefits, confirm their    co-insurance and co-pays.   Your insurance may also request a physician’s order for the aquatic therapy treatment.

*Certain restrictions may apply for patients who have Medicare, Workers’ Compensation or are a motor vehicle client.  Contact  Sports Rehabilitation f  Consultants for additional aquatic therapy information at 440-230-1133


Do you experience episodes of dizziness or vertigo?

Do you feel wobbly when getting up from a chair or the bed?

Do you frequently lose your balance or feel lightheaded when walking?

Balance and vestibular issues can lead to falls resulting in serious or potentially fatal injury.  Falls account for up to 80 % of all hospital admissions in older adults.

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above our healthcare professionals at Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy can help diagnose and treat the condition or refer you to a physician or specialist.
Are there other symptoms of vertigo and balance disorders I should be aware of?

Other symptoms of balance disorders and vertigo include:

  • Falling or the sensation of falling
  • Blurred vision when reading or walking
  • Feelings of anxiety or panic
  • Disorientation
  • Unsteady Gait


What are the most common causes of vertigo?

  • Neurological Issues
  • Orthopedic Issues
  • Inner Ear or Vestibular Disorders

What are the most common causes of balance disorders?

  • Neuropathies
  • Lower Extremity Weakness

Don’t become a statistic! Call Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy today to schedule a balance & fall assessment.  We also provide balance & fall prevention programs to community groups and senior centers.  Contact Christine at 440.230.1133 for information.    Our goal is to help keep you safe, healthy & help return patients to their fullest level of function.


Because your employees are vital to the success  of your company/organization – keeping them healthy and on the job is critical to a company’s success and survival!  The therapy experts at Sports Rehabilitation Consultants provide  highly  effective and affordable injury prevention/workplace conditioning programs that can help employers reduce their company’s workers’ comp claims.

Most common work-related injuries include:

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders of Upper Extremities
  • Low Back Pain

Repetitive stress injuries are the most common type of work related injury today.  Risk factors associated with these injuries include:

  1. Repetetive, forceful or prolonged exertion of hands
  2. Rapid hand and wrist movement
  3. Frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying heavy objects that can affect low back, mid back & shoulders

Musculoskeletal Disorders of the upper extremities are very common with workers required to repeat the same kind of forceful motion with their job (ie. carpenters, office workers, cashiers, machine operators etc).  The most common areas of the body affected are the soft tissues of the neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist and fingers. Risk factors may include:

  1. Posture
  2. Repetition
  3. Force
  4. Vibration

Low Back Pain is known to cause almost as many lost days from work as the common cold.  Low back pain accounts for approximately 25% of all work related injuries and is much higher in various industries.  Over 1 million workers a year are effected with low back pain.  By age 65 over 80% of Americans will experience a back injury serious enough to affect their lives at work. 
Prevention & Conditioning is Vital  - An average low back injury claim costs the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation approximately $10,000.00.  Most common causes of back pain include:

  1. Employee is in poor physical condition with limited strength & flexibility
  2. Improper lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying, lowering,bending or twisting
  3. Overexertion
  4. Slips or Falls
  5. Continuous Trauma




Did you know these conditions may be attributed to the shoes you are wearing?

Orthotics can be the solution.  Sports Rehab Consultant’s physical therapy staff can help!

Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy carry a line of Orthaheel Comfort Sandals, Medical Sandals and Orthotic Flip Flops.  We also carry Customized Orthotic Inserts that can be customized to fit by our physical therapists.

We carry a variety of  men’s and women’s sizes and can order special sizes if necessary.  Call today for an appointment with one of our physical therapists or for additional information.



Sports Rehabilitation Consultants is a member of :

Broadview Heights Chamber of Commerce,  North Royalton Chamber of Commerce and Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton (PHNR)




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