Largest Locally Owned & Operated Physical Therapy Company in St. Louis

Physical Therapy Treatment for Sports Injuries & Sports-Specific Training

Sports and physical activities are enjoyable for people of all ages, but participating does put you at risk of injury. At Advanced Training and Rehab, we have experience in helping youth and adult patients with sports-related injuries of the joints, neck, or back. Our therapists work with you to effectively treat an injury and improve strength to reduce the chance of re-injury and get you back on the field quickly and safely.

After your physical therapy treatment is complete, we also offer Sports-Specific Fitness Training to help you progress to a higher level in your chosen activity.

If you have experienced a sports-related injury and have been referred for physical therapy treatment by your physician, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Common Sports Injuries and Conditions We Treat

Our clinicians offer professional physical therapy services for both adult and pediatric patients after a sports-related injury. We help patients recover from a wide range of injuries that may occur when participating in sports and other physical activities.

Sport Neck Injury

Neck Injuries & Conditions

Sports Back Injury

Back Injuries & Conditions

Sports Shoulder Injury

Shoulder Injuries & Conditions

  • Shoulder sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis of the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Superior labrum anterior and posterior tear, or SLAP tear
  • Bursitis of the shoulder or impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder instability
  • Other orthopedic shoulder injuries or conditions
Sports Knee Injury

Knee Injuries & Conditions

  • Knee sprains and strains
  • Osgood Schlatter
  • Meniscal tears
  • Torn ligaments (ACL, MCL, or PCL) recovery
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patella subluxation
  • Patella instability
  • Other orthopedic knee injuries or conditions
Sports Hip Injury

Hip Injuries & Conditions

Sports Common

Foot and Ankle Injuries & Conditions

Pediatric Sports Injuries

Pediatric Sports Injuries

Encouraging children to participate in sports does so much to improve overall physical fitness, coordination, and teamwork skills. However, due to the fact they are still growing, they are more susceptible to experiencing a sports-related injury than adults. While sudden acute injuries like strains, sprains, and broken bones are painful, overuse injuries can result in impaired growth and potential long-term health problems.

Thankfully, many pediatric sports injuries can be prevented by taking the proper precautions, such as ensuring good physical condition, using proper equipment, practicing safe form, warming up, and avoiding playing if very tired or already in pain. For those injuries that still occur despite best practices, Advanced Training and Rehab is here to help. We will ensure your young athletes receive the highest quality physical therapy care to get them back to their favorite sports and activities quickly and safely.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Sports Rehab Training

Sports-Specific Fitness Training

At Advanced Training and Rehab, we don’t just want to help you heal after a sports injury – we want to help you return even stronger. We offer patients a customized sports-specific fitness training program after completing physical therapy rehab. Your unique program will be focused on returning you to your specific sport at a higher level with sport-specific strength and conditioning, whether you play soccer, football, dance, and more. For patients who are baseball pitchers, we also offer pitching analysis to ensure proper mechanics and form, preventing future injury.

If you’re recovering from a sports-related injury, discuss our sports-specific fitness training with your therapist to determine if it’s the right option for you.


"John C. is the best PT guy in America. I have sent about 50 people there and their reviews are the same. I would not consider any other option. They had me back dramatically quicker than I was supposed to be. I wish I was as good at my job as they are theirs."

Frank Cusumano
Sportscaster, KSDK-TV; Sports Talk Radio


“The positive attitude at Advanced Training and Rehab helped me stay on track and perform at a higher level. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic Gold Medalist - Decathlon/Long Jump


“I have been to physical therapy following my first knee surgery. The care I received with Advanced Training and Rehab was second to none and has helped me return to my play on the PGA circuit.”

Jay Williamson
PGA Professional Golfer


“My experience with Advanced Training and Rehab enabled me to prolong my professional hockey career following a serious ankle injury.”

Jim Campbell
Tampa Bay Lightning


“I was in the MLB for a longtime and have had my share of injuries over the years. If you are looking for a top notch sports related rehabilitation, Advanced Training and Rehab is your answer.”

Bruce Sutter
Major League Baseball, Pitcher - Hall of Fame, 2006

Bruce Weber

“As a coach, I took a great deal of pride in having a positive relationship with my players and staff. From the first time I walked into the Advanced Training and Rehab Kirkwood location, I felt a special positive energy from all the staff members. Doing physical therapy or a work out is never easy, especially when you are recovering from surgery or an injury. A smile, a friendly conversation and positive support make a difficult task seem a much easier to accomplish! After 3 months of physical therapy I highly recommend the TEAM at Advanced Training and Rehab Center. The staff is knowledgeable and cares about each of their clients.”

Bruce Weber
Former Head Men's Basketball Coach SIU, Illinois, Kansas State, USA Basketball

Chris Kerber

"ATR is not just a place you go to rehab an injury or recover from surgery. It’s a group of dedicated physical therapists who cares for each patient with personal, knowledgeable and experienced care. When physical rehab is required for me or my family, I request ATR because I trust them explicitly. They have cared for me for over 20 years – shoulder surgery, back surgery, and other weekend warrior injuries. They have cared for my wife and three active and athletic daughters. Brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews use them because of that level of trust and care. You have a choice in your post injury care. Tell your doctor you want to go to Advanced Training and Rehab for your care like I do!"

Chris Kerber
Blues Radio Play-by-Play Broadcaster