Sports Injuries Arlington, VA

Sports Injuries

Tyler B. | Professional Soccer Player

Having played soccer professionally in Europe I’ve had experience with a lot of physical trainers, and Dr. Ujjwal is one of the best.

Eric D. | Competitive Powerlifter

Dr. Ujjwal and Katie have been absolutely wonderful. I'm a competitive powerlifter in the USAPL and have been having trouble with my left shoulder. These guys helped me mobilize and strengthen that shoulder, along with the supporting muscles in my back, and I have now made more progress in 5 weeks than I have in over a year. I couldn't recommend them more!

Rachael B. | Weight Lifter

This is a long-overdue review! Dr. Ujjwal and his staff were phenomenal from my first appointment to my last.

Lauren F-D.

Dr. Ujjwal was great. So patient and knowledgeable with all my running-related questions. His explanations of body mechanics really helped put everything into place! His staff is always so friendly. MSR really works with you to get back into fighting shape!

David E. | MMA Athlete

Dr Ujjwal and his team have helped me progress and rehab through damaged/torn cartilage and ligaments without the need for surgery. If you are an athlete and looking to optimize your recovery, Dr Ujjwal and his team are your best bet.

Kumiko L. | Olympic Powerlifter

I've seen many PTs over the years but Dr. Ujjwal is the absolute best. I am so grateful to have him in my corner, and his expertise is helping me recover into a healthier and stronger version of myself. He has helped me fix issues that other PTs couldn't identify. He's kind, patient, knowledgeable, and I'm pretty sure hands can fix literally any muscular problem (he's magic, trust me). He is the best in the business, I'm convinced.

Calli | Professional Skater

I have become injured multiple times, for both acute and overuse reasons, in the past few years in my high-level athletic pursuits. This time, I decided to try and find a practice with a sports-related background to help me recover and prevent future injuries. I am so glad that I found MMA & Sports Rehab. The doctors are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and willing to answer my questions.

Jason E. | High School Football Player

MMA & Sports Rehab was a wonderful experience for me helping me regain confidence mentally & physically. They are a very uplifting therapy business and really know how to help you bounce back from any injuries.

Dan V. | MMA Athlete

I had been unable to squat or deadlift for months and even walking down stairs was a chore. Dr. Ujjwal explained everything in detail, set a plan in motion, and I began seeing results immediately. Within 2 weeks I was walking downstairs pain-free for the first time in a year.

Ca V.

I have become injured multiple times, for both acute and overuse reasons, in the past few years in my high-level athletic pursuits. This time, I decided to try and find a practice with a sports-related background to help me recover and prevent future injuries. I am so glad that I found MMA & Sports Rehab.

Heidi K.

The staff and MMA and Sports Rehab made my teen feel comfortable with the therapy and gave him the support to heal his soccer injury.

Patricia C.

I went to see Dr. Ujjwal after a snowboard accident. I had neck, groin, right shoulder & wrist pain. This is the BEST treatment I have received from a PT.

Andrew P.

I got injured in jiu jitsu, couldn't turn or tilt my neck, I thought it would go away I went back to training it got worse to the point where I would try and do a simple take down and my entire right arm would go numb and tingly. I visited him consistently for a month and was back in training from an injury that I was genuinely concerned might require surgery.

Don’t Settle for the Sidelines – Relieve Your Sports Injury with Physical Therapy

Return to the Sport You Love ASAP

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, it is important to stay safe while performing your sport.

Any injury sustained during physical activity can be categorized as a sports injury – and at MMA & Sports Rehab, we’re here to get you off the sidelines and back in the game!

Don’t simply wait around for your injury to heal – get back to the sport you love quicker with the help of one of our dedicated Arlington, VA physical therapists.

Why did I sustain a sports injury?

One of the most important aspects of sports injury rehabilitation is treating it as soon as possible.

The term “sports injury” is all-encompassing, including any type of injury that occurs while performing the athletic activity.

It can happen just the same by lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in ill-fitted shoes, as it can by swinging a bat too aggressively or rolling your ankle on the soccer field.

Your treatment plan and duration of recovery will vary depending on how severe the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention.

Did you sustain one of these injuries?

There are a number of different injuries that can occur while performing athletic activity.

However, the most common forms of sports injury include:

Shin splints

The medical term for shin splints is “medial tibial stress syndrome,” referring to pain that is felt in the shin bones. This pain is typically caused by stress placed on the shinbone and the connective tissues surrounding it. Shin splints are painful and often debilitating; however, they can be avoided by wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening your core and leg muscles.

Knee injuries

Your knee is the most complex joint in your body and is, therefore, one of the most commonly injured body parts. Knee injuries may include dull aches that run from your hip to your knee, repetitive use injuries making it difficult to move the knee, or more severe injuries such as an ACL tear.

Strain or “pulled muscle”

A strain is also referred to as a “pulled muscle” and occurs when a tendon connecting your muscle to bone is stretched beyond its limits. Once the tendon is overstretched, it is more likely that it will be strained once again.


A sprain occurs when a ligament connecting one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits. Once a sprain occurs and a ligament is overstretched, it is more likely that it’ll occur again.

Rehabilitation After Surgery or Bracing

In severe cases where surgery, bracing or casting is required, we can help you fully rehabilitate to your optimum level of performance. The objective is to work closely with your doctor to improve your joint range of motion, strength and create stability again around the joint. This is done safely and according to your physician’s protocol. We have helped thousands of avid sports lovers return to playing, running, cycling, throwing and more, quickly and pain-free.

At MMA & Sports Rehab, our physical therapists will evaluate your injury tailoring the treatment plan to your specific sport, style of play, and position. Our attention to detail when it comes to athletes of all ages has powerful results!

How will physical therapy help with my sports injury?

Our Arlington, VA physical therapists are movement experts who can help you reach your physical goals. They will prescribe an individualized treatment plan for you based on your specific needs, in order to help get you back in the game as quickly as possible.

Your plan will likely include manual therapy to increase your range of motion and reduce scar tissue, stretches to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to enhance the injured area, as well as its surrounding areas. This will be done after first performing a diagnostic exam, and your physical therapist may also review diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound. Treatment plans will take into account the nature of your injury, your fitness level, and your lifestyle. These are all done to help you recover after your sports injury and to prevent further injuries from occurring in the future.

Have you recently sustained a sports injury? If so, don’t hesitate to request an appointment at MMA & Sports Rehab.

Get back in the game with MMA & Sports Rehab!

At MMA & Sports Rehab, we’ll help you recover as quickly as possible so you can return to the sport you love!