Sports medicine specialists are primary care providers with added training in the science of sports and the treatment and prevention of sports injuries, including concussion. You may need a sports medicine specialist if you have an injury caused by playing a sport, such as soccer. These are primary care providers with added training in the movement of the body during various types of sports.
Sports medicine specialists can help you learn to compete in your sport in a way that is not harming your body, but can also help you regain range of motion or strength after an injury.
Our sports medicine specialists offer:
- Concussion management.
- Management of acute injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures.
- Management of overuse injuries such as tendonitis and stress fractures.
- Management of chronic musculoskeletal disease such as osteoarthritis.
- Exercise prescriptions based on the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations.
- Splinting, casting and bracing.
- Ultrasound guided aspirations and injections (including viscosupplementation).
- Customized physical therapy programs.
- Coordination of care with primary care physicians, physical therapists and surgeons (as needed).
- "Return to play" decisions following an illness (for example mono).
- Counseling regarding nutrition and supplements.
- Recommendations on safe strength training and conditioning.
- On-site X-ray and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
- Access to MRI and CT scans.