CrossFit athletes utilize many avenues for recovery from muscle soreness and mild injury, but physical therapy is often underutilized as a rehabilitation method. Historically crossfitters and physical therapists have been at odds with each other, secondary to the high loads utilized by CrossFit athletes, and by the physical therapists' lack of knowledge of Olympic lifting and gymnastics movements.
Here at Riverview Physical Therapy, we harbor great respect for the CrossFit training methodology and participate in regular CrossFit classes ourselves. If you would like to walk into a physical therapy clinic and easily report your specific shoulder pain during the second pull of a power snatch or the ankle discomfort you feel during a lateral burpee box jump then Riverview Physical Therapy is for you! We treat all sources of muscle, tendon, bone, and fascia issues from over training and specific injury.
We even have a therapist in our Westbrook clinic that has taken the Kelly Starrett Movement and Mobility Course if you are looking for specific instruction in flossing, rolling, and smashing techniques.