Pickleball: America’s Fastest Growing Sport

Pickleball, according to the USA Pickleball Association, has become America’s fastest-growing sport. Why is the number of pickleball participants growing so rapidly? Perhaps it is due to the sport’s universal appeal: the rules are simple, and the game is easy to play for beginners but can quickly develop into a fast-paced competitive match for experienced players. It is a sport that both younger and older adults are drawn to, and there are plenty of opportunities to play. Whatever the reason, there are literally millions of people across the country participating in the sport. With such a rapid influx of participants over the past several years, chances are that you, or somebody you know, is now enjoying this popular sport.

RPT Sports Therapy

With any sport comes the risk of injury, and pickleball is no exception. Some of the most common injuries in pickleball include ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, hamstring or quadriceps muscle strains, hip bursitis, shoulder impingement, and wrist fractures. Perhaps you, or someone you know, is dealing with one of these types of injuries right now. Or maybe you just want to avoid these types of injuries in the future. If so, RPT is ready to help. Along with being well versed in the rehabilitation of common sports injuries, our therapists can also help you by giving personalized care and recommendations dealing with things such as the selection of proper footwear, implementation of proper warm-up and recovery, and most importantly, guidance and instruction in a personalized conditioning program. By implementing a full-body workout that incorporates balance, mobility, flexibility, strength, and endurance exercises, we can help you protect against future injuries and improve your performance on the court. So, if you, or someone you know, is currently injured or is looking to prevent injury and improve overall performance, CALL RPT TODAY to schedule your one-on-one evaluation with one of our experienced therapists.