Athletes put their bodies on the line for the sake of their sport, and unfortunately, accidents do happen. In these situations, injuries can range from minor impediments to permanent disabilities that can keep an athlete grounded for the rest of his or her life. Sports medicine is, therefore, designed to help prevent this by focusing on the athlete’s specific injury and devising a plan to treat the injury successfully and return the athlete to full functionality.
Sports medicine covers a wide variety of ailments, both major and minor. Patients suffering any of the following injuries may want to consider sports medicine options.
While the needs of a football player and a golfer might be different, it is important to note here that all sports can be serviced through sports medicine.
Sports medicine is grounded in physical therapy, and as such, it is important to use the latest in equipment and technology to aid in the rehabilitation. An anti-gravity treadmill is an especially useful, advanced piece of equipment that can speed up even the most sluggish recovery times. At the same time, using updated and innovative software to monitor physical progress is a great way to stay on top of the process.
What is often forgotten over the course of physical therapy is how the injury might have affected the patient’s mental and emotional wellbeing. Severe injuries, for example, can lead to depression, anger, and anxiety, and a good sports medicine team is committed to addressing and treating these needs as per the patient. Reach out to our team at Source One Therapy so that we can help.