POA sports medicine doctors offer the latest techniques and procedures, including a state-of-the-art athlete rehabilitation program, to safely return the weekend warrior and the serious athlete back to pre-injury functionality.
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Sports medicine is usually associated with athletics: baseball, soccer, football, tennis. Exercise from sports helps keep us healthy and fit. But many are fit because they are active in ways not associated with sports: walking the dog, gardening, or playing in the park with grandchildren. No matter what the activity, there is always a chance of injury - whether you tear a ligament in your knee sliding into home plate or hurt your shoulder after slipping off the ladder while painting your house.
Sports medicine benefits both athletes and those with activity-related injuries. This is because sports medicine focuses on prompt diagnosis and treatment of your injury, along with a comprehensive rehabilitation plan to safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Orthopedics is the area of medicine specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of bone, joint, ligament and nerve disorders, including those caused by injury during activity or exercise.
POA's sports medicine services combines the specialties of orthopedics and sports medicine to provide the comprehensive care needed to successfully diagnose, treat and rehabilitate any sports or activity-related injury. The goal is to return you as closely and safely as possible to your full functional level before the injury.
With so many bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints, injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow are some of the common injuries facing athletes. If treated properly, most athletes can expect their injury to heal without any significant long-term issues. Click for more information on shoulder information and our physicians.
The shoulder is prone to acute injuries due to falls, contact sports, and lifting or catching a sudden heavyweight. It is also prone to chronic injuries from repetitive, movements - like throwing a ball, working overhead, or manual labor. Click for more information on shoulder information and our physicians
The hip is prone to sudden injuries by activities that involve higher impact like sprinting, jumping, sliding, or falling in athletes and weekend warriors. The hip is prone to chronic injuries from repetitive impact like long-distance running or if the shape the hip puts the person at risk for hip impingement. Click for more information about hip injuries and our physicians.
The knee serves as support that helps you bend, turn, and absorb the shock of your feet pounding against the ground. A movement like taking the stairs actually put a lot of stress on the knee. Sports that involve jumping, sudden movements, and repetitive movements put even more stress on the knee. Problems occur when this extra stress becomes too much for your knee. Click for more information about knee injuries and our physicians.
The ankle acts like a hinge that has to withstand 1.5 times your body weight when you walk and up to eight times your body weight when you run. Running, basketball, soccer, football, and dancing are activities performance demands on the feet and are often associated with more foot and ankle injuries. Click for more information about foot and ankle injuries and our providers.