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It's simple. We are the only clinic in the area that specializes in working with CrossFit athletes. Of our 4 clinics in the area, 2 are inside of CrossFit gyms (Covington, and Seattle), and one is inside of a functional fitness gym (Renton). Many of our physical therapists are also CrossFit athletes. Not all physical therapists understand the sport of CrossFit, and that's okay. If you are a CrossFit athlete and are interested in working with someone who can help you get back to 100% and more we are the physical therapy company for you.

Why Choose HIDEF for CrossFit Physical Therapy?

​Unleash your full fitness potential with CrossFit - a dynamic and challenging workout that combines cardio, weights, and bodyweight exercise. Despite its benefits, the physical intensity of CrossFit training can also cause injuries. That's why physical therapy is essential to the recovery process. Physical therapists provide the ideal guidance for athletes to prevent future injuries, recover from existing ones, and optimize their performance. At HIDEF PT we use manual techniques, personalized exercise programs, and educate athletes about proper body mechanics to facilitate injury prevention and long-term wellness. Make CrossFit an injury-free journey with physical therapy.

  1. CrossFit is a popular form of exercise that can lead to injuries if proper technique and precautions are not taken. Here are some common injuries and their physical therapy treatments:

  2. Rotator Cuff Injury: Overhead lifts and pull-ups can cause rotator cuff injuries. Physical therapy treatment can include strengthening exercises, stretching exercises, and postural training to alleviate pain and restore shoulder joint mobility.

  3. Lower Back Pain: Exercise such as deadlifts or kettlebell swings put stress on the lower back, resulting in pain. Manual therapy techniques, core stability exercises, and proper lifting mechanics can prevent further injury as part of physical therapy treatment.

  4. Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): A high volume of gripping and lifting can cause this injury. Treatment can include forearm muscle stretching and strengthening exercises and manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility.

  5. Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee): High volume of jumping and squatting in CrossFit can result in Patellar Tendonitis. Eccentric strengthening exercises, patellar mobilization techniques, and guidance on proper landing mechanics can be suggested for physical therapy treatment.

  6. Achilles Tendonitis: Repetitive high-impact activities like box jumps or double unders contribute to developing Achilles tendonitis. Calf stretching and strengthening exercises, soft tissue mobilization, and gait training are physical therapy treatments that can alleviate pain and prevent further injuries.

  7. Wrist Strain: Supporting heavy weights in the front rack position or during handstand push-ups can cause wrist strains. Physical therapy treatment involves wrist and forearm strengthening exercises, stretches, and manual therapy.

  8. Shoulder Impingement: A high volume of overhead activities can cause shoulder joint pain and limited mobility. Physical therapy will include rotator cuff strengthening exercises, shoulder joint mobilizations, and postural training to treat shoulder impingement.


It's essential to keep in mind that each physical therapy treatment should be tailored to each patient's abilities and needs. Anyone experiencing these symptoms must seek medical advice from a physical therapist who understands how to work with crossFit athletes.

Treatment of CrossFit Injuries

  1. Manual Therapy: This hands-on treatment includes techniques like massage, mobilization, and manipulation to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and promote healing in soft tissues and joints.

  2. Therapeutic Exercise: This can involve a range of activities, including strengthening exercises, stretching exercises, balance and coordination activities, and endurance exercises, all designed to help restore physical function and promote healing.

  3. Electrotherapy: Techniques such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation can be used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and stimulate muscle function.

  4. Heat and Cold Therapy: Heat can be used to relax muscles and improve circulation, while cold therapy can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

  5. Dry Needling: This technique uses thin needles to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues to manage neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

  6. Posture and Body Mechanics Education: Physical therapists can provide education and training on proper posture and body mechanics to prevent injuries and promote optimal physical function.

  7. Neuromuscular Reeducation: This is a technique used to regain normal movement in patients with nervous system injuries or conditions.

  8. Functional Training: This involves training for activities of daily living or sports-specific tasks to ensure that patients can return to their normal life or sports activities safely and effectively.


Ready to get started? Contact us today to get out of pain and back into action now!

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