The facts about sports medicine
Sports medicine refers to the branch of medicine that deals with illnesses or injuries resulting from participation in sports, athletic activities or any type of exercise. Knee, leg, back, shoulder and hand injuries, as well as joint pain and stiffness are a few of the common disorders treated. Whether you are a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior or a member of the local walking club, you may benefit from sports medicine services offered at Sentara.
What is Sports Medicine? It Depends!
For the High School Athlete:
- Maximizing athletic potential through exercise correction and rehabilitation
- Preventing injury
- Individualized return to sport progression after injury
- Education regarding best health and safety practices
For the Mature Athlete:
- Staying active in a desired sport
- Maintaining an active lifestyle
- Avoiding injury
- Balancing sports level goals with limitations
- Balancing sports with overall wellness
Is Sports Medicine Only for Athletes?
Anyone can benefit from sports medicine services. Sports medicine can help anyone who is maintaining an active lifestyle, avoiding injury or looking to balance overall wellness.
What Kind of Treatments or Services are Offered Through Sports Medicine?
There are many treatment options offered through sports medicine, and surgery is typically the last resort. Injections, therapy or strengthening exercises can also be used to help relieve pain or an injury. And, if surgery does become necessary, our practice specializes in minimally invasive surgery to offer you a quick recovery.
I’m Interested in Seeing a Sports Medicine Specialist. How Do I Schedule an Appointment?
To schedule an appointment with Sentara Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Division of Sentara Albemarle Services – Sentara, Inc., please contact 252-384-2360 and our team can assist with appointment scheduling and the referral process.