Sports Medicine

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine experts focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries that occur due to sports or other energetic activities. They specialize in rehabilitating patients so they can enjoy getting back to your activities in the best possible shape.

Treatments

The surgeons at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates perform the following sports medicine procedures:

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine experts focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries that occur due to sports or other energetic activities. They specialize in rehabilitating patients so they can enjoy getting back to your activities in the best possible shape.

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates takes a team approach to deliver sports medicine services. The board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians work closely with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and team physicians to optimize your recovery.

The orthopaedic surgeons at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates have held team physician roles for US Figure Skating, Washington Football Team (formerly the Washington Redskins), Special Olympics, Reston Triathlon, and a number of local high schools.

What conditions can sports medicine physicians treat?

Sports medicine physicians are experts in treating all musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries, including:

  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
  • Joint injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Kneecap (prepatellar) bursitis
  • Shoulder instability
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain)
  • Stress fractures

The Town Center Orthopaedic Associates team has expert skills in both diagnosing and treating these and many other types of sports injuries. They also use their knowledge to help prevent these kinds of injuries.

They provide advice on diet, training techniques, warming up and cooling off, the best footwear and equipment to use, and how to avoid injury as far as possible.

What treatments does sports medicine offer?

The sports medicine team at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates combines an extensive selection of physical therapies with the most innovative and advanced interventions. They have exceptional facilities providing services such as:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Sportsmetrics™
  • Functional movement assessment
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual manipulation
  • Corrective exercise regimens
  • Walking and running mechanics
  • Balance training
  • Core stabilization
  • Sport taping
  • Splinting

In addition to active physical therapies, you might require a brace or orthotics, or passive treatments like therapeutic ultrasound.

What other interventions does sports medicine utilize?

When physical therapies aren’t enough, you can benefit from a range of other interventions.

Steroid injections can be beneficial for reducing persistent tissue inflammation. Surgery also might sometimes be necessary. If so, the skilled sports medicine surgeons have specialist training in performing minimally invasive procedures, including arthroscopic approaches, that optimize your recovery.

Find out what sports medicine can do for you by calling Town Center Orthopaedic Associates today or booking an appointment online.

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