Expertise: Achilles Tendon Injuries, Ankle Injuries, Anterior Shoulder Instability, Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle, Arthritis of the Hand
Expertise: Achilles Tendon Injuries, Ankle Injuries, Arthritis, Arthritis of the Shoulder, Bursitis
- Director, Musculoskeletal Center
- Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Expertise: Ankle Injuries, Elbow Injuries, Hip Injuries, Joint Pain, Knee Injuries
Expertise: Hip Dislocations, Knee Dislocations, Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears (LCL) Injury, Medial Collateral Ligament Tears (MCL) Injury, Medial Patellar Femoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury
- Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Expertise: Concussion, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine
Our primary care sports medicine physicians assess, diagnose, treat and educate athletes and active people of all ages and experience levels, including teen and collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, recreational athletes and seasoned professionals. Our physicians are trained to diagnose and help you recover from an injury, recognize injury risk factors or improve your athletic performance so that you can participate in your favorite activities for years to come.
How We Help
A primary care sports medicine doctor is like your family doctor but with special expertise and training in sports medicine. This type of doctor sees athletes as well as active people who have an injury or a condition preventing them from participating in their sport or activity, whether it’s football, running or pickle ball. A primary care sports medicine doctor will create a custom treatment plan, which may include medications, injections, a referral to physical therapy and other treatments.
- Ultrasound to diagnose ligament and tendon injuries, muscle tears and nerve issues, including diagnostic injections. We also use other types of tests to diagnose sports-related conditions, including compartment pressure measurement testing.
- Nonsurgical treatments, including platelet-rich plasma injections, prolotherapy, percutanetous needle tenotomy, corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid and other ultrasound-guided injections, as well treatments to relieve pressure on a pinched nerve or drain a cyst.
- Sport- and injury-specific return-to-sport testing to ensure an optimal and safe return to activity, including our specialized program for performing artists.
- Consultatations on nutrition, supplements, and safety
- Injury prevention: We offer comprehensive evaluations of body mechanics to screen for movement patterns or muscular imbalances that may increase your risk for injury. We then provide a tailored training program to help you adjust your technique to avoid injury and improve athletic performance.
- Coordiantion of care with your orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapists, which may include pre-surgery strengthening (pre-hab) and a post-surgery rehabilitation plan (rehab).
Conditions We Treat
- Overuse injuries of the ankle, foot, knee, hip, elbow, shoulder and spine.
- Traumatic injuries such as dislocations and ligament tears.
- Sport-specific injuries such as tennis elbow, runner’s knee, golfer’s and baseball elbow and more.
- Arthritis and general pain that cause an unwanted decrease in activity level.
- Pain or numbness resulting from pinched nerves
- Exercise-induced compartment syndrome
- Post-concussion syndrome (prolonged symptoms following a concussion) and return-to-sport conditioning after a concussion.
- We work closely with the sports cardiology team to evaluate and treat heart-related conditions.
Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians
Other Members of the Sports Medicine Care Team
If surgical treatment is necessary, our orthopaedic surgeons offer expert surgical care for a variety of sports injuries with a focus on helping injured athletes of all ages get back in action.
We work alongside our sports rehabilitation therapists to provide you with a comprehensive recovery plan that accelerates your return to sport. Through innovative rehabilitation techniques and technologies, our therapists.
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