zSports Medicine

We provide specialized care for our surgery and rehab patients, as well as those suffering from work-related or outdoor activities injuries. We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of activity-induced injuries. Rehab efforts are designed to relieve pain, strengthen the joints, muscles and tendons, and then simulate the activity required in the specific sport. The goal is to relieve pain symptoms, improve range of motion and activity, and lastly strengthen the muscles, ligaments and joint for prevention of a recurrence.

Dealing with the young athlete

Sports medicine experts across the U.S. have noticed that there is an alarming trend in “professional-level” injuries among young athletes. The number of youth injuries is reaching epidemic proportions and young athletes are experiencing overuse injuries at a younger and younger age. The high rate of youth sports injuries is fueled by an increase in overuse and trauma injuries and a lack of attention by coaches to proper injury prevention.

Overuse injuries impact young athletes in the short term but often lead to long-term consequences. Having proper preventive measures such as pre-participation physicals, stretching, cross-training, hydration and open communication about pain among all participants (coaches, athletes, parents and healthcare providers) can help aid recovery and avoid long-term consequences.

The other issue is that orthopedic injury in the teen athlete have to be dealt with differently than an adult because those under age 20 have growth plates that are still forming.

Our objective is to help the teen athlete to mature into an adult without long-term sports ailments into adulthood.