What is Board Certified Sports Medicine?
Board Certified Sports Medicine Physicians receive higher education for an average of 10-15 years. Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians practice non-surgical musculoskeletal care. Our team can help patients determine whether their condition requires surgery or can be managed by other types of treatment.
While some sports medicine physicians practice surgery for tendons, ligaments, or joints, primary care sports medicine is non-surgical care. Non-surgical orthopedic care involves:
- Comprehensive care for the active individuals which includes diagnosis and treatment of activity resulting in injury or illness.
- Comprehensive care for non-active individuals with joint pain
- Comprehensive care for individuals with overuse hobbies or careers
- Specific education of the principles of athletic conditioning
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Nutritional guidance to build strength and endurance in support of athletic performance