Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopedic Specialists -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Palm Harbor, FL

The sports medicine team at Orthopedic Specialists in Palm Harbor, Florida, includes board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedists as well as licensed physical therapists who are committed to getting you back in the game as soon as possible after an injury. Whether you’re a young athlete, an active adult, or a pro hoping to return to your former skill level, the talented group of sports medicine professionals at Orthopedic Specialists can help. Schedule your appointment online or by phone today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on restoring function to injured athletes, and active individuals as soon as possible, so they can get moving again. The sports medicine team at Orthopedic Specialists work with athletes at all levels of competition - from community to professional.

They also offer a full range of services to children and teens involved in sports, adults who exercise regularly for fitness, and individuals who have physically demanding jobs, such as firefighters and construction workers. Additionally, they provide tips and techniques that help prevent active people from sustaining injuries in the first place.

What conditions does a sports medicine specialist treat?

Examples of injuries treated in sports medicine include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Knee and shoulder injuries, including ligament tears
  • Tendonitis or other tendon injuries, such as tendon rupture
  • Cartilage injuries

At Orthopedic Specialists, your care team is managed by a physician and includes a physical therapist who works closely with your doctor to design personlized treatment programs that offer the best options for a full and quick recovery.  

What are the benefits of sports medicine?

It may seem that musculoskeletal injuries require pretty much the same treatment regardless of how they occurred, and that is often the case. Fractures are cast, sprains are wrapped, and ligament injuries are braced. Treatments can vary, however, depending on the type and level of your sports activity.

After your injury has healed, sports medicine focuses on preventive care to ward off future problems. Your sports medicine specialist can, for instance, provide important training information that includes tips on how often and how hard to train and ways to prevent injury as you prepare for your sport season.

A physical therapist can study your golf or tennis swing and design an exercise program that can improve your game and prevent tendon damage from affecting your swing. Parents can ask questions regarding childhood sports and just how much training is enough or get accurate information on healthy nutrition, supplement use, and exercising in Florida’s tropical heat.

Regardless of your sport or skill level, the team at Orthopedic Specialists can provide effective treatment for injuries and create a program that helps prevent future injury. For expert sports medicine care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.