Primary sports care physicians carry out non-surgical orthopedic treatments. These physicians use many techniques to treat soft tissue injuries and degenerative conditions. This video explains what primary sports care medicine is all about.
Is It Only for Athletes?
This is a common misconception due to the phrase “sports medicine”. A wide range of patients are treated, from children to the elderly.
Sports care practitioners treat non-athletes who have non-surgical fractures and elderly patients with age-related problems.
Types of Procedures
There are different procedures carried out, such as cortisol injections, regenerative injections, and musculoskeletal ultrasounds. Additionally, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, which promotes quicker wound healing, is also carried out. The specialists also carry out gait analysis, which detects abnormalities in movement.
Referral or Walk-In
Most patients are referred to sports care practitioners by their physicians or other specialists, depending on the type of injury they have. You can, however, see the sports care physician directly as well.
Sports care physicians are educated to identify and manage a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, caused by sports or other physical activities, or age-related issues. Schedule your appointment with one if you feel you have a relatable concern.