Sports Medicine
SPORTS MEDICINE

Sports Medicine

The term “Sports medicine” is used by various groups of people to confer a multitude of different meanings and fields of study.  From Chiropractors to personal trainers in your local gym, from Orthopedic Surgeons to athletic trainers at your child’s local high school – the term is sometimes claimed by people in all of these professions.  Although each of these positions may fall within the very large scope of treating athletes and/or active patients, the term, as pertaining to this website and the information within, will be the following:  “Sports Medicine is a sub-specialty branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, evaluation, and management of illness and injury in athletic and physically active patients”.  A “SM Specialist” is a Board-Certified Physician (M.D., or D.O) with unique and specialized medical training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury.  For more information, please visit AMSSM.org.

  • “Orthopedic Medicine” is a medical sub-specialty devoted to the evaluation, diagnosis, and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal pain, injury, and disease.  Some consider Orthopedic Medicine to be the Medical counterpart to Orthopedic Surgery, much like a Cardiologist is to a CardioThoracic Surgery, utilizing non-surgical diagnostic and treatment regimens to work towards patient cures.  According to the “Father of Orthopedic Medicine”, the late Dr. James Cyriax, the birth of Orthopedic Medicine took place in 1929.  To learn about Orthopedic Medicine, please see the following:  http://www.aaomed.org/Orthopaedic-Medicine

  • 1. Sports Physicals (Pre-Season, Pre-Participation Physical Exams)

    2. Exercise Prescription

    3. Concussion Management

    4. Sports/Orthopedic Injury Evaluation & Management

    5. Diagnostics:  Digital Xray, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and EMG/NCV Studies done On-site.

    6. Peripheral Joint Injections:  Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections

    7. Percutaneous Hydro-Dissection of Peripheral Nerves, under Ultrasound-Guidance

    8. Viscosupplementation Injections:  “Rooster comb” – Synvisc, Supartz

    9. Regenerative Medicine Injection Procedures

    10. Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy, “PNT”, under US-guidance

    11. The “Lyftogt Procedure”, or SPI – Subcutaneous Perineural Injections

    12. Neural Therapy / Scar Injection Procedure for Chronic Pain

    13. Interventional Pain Management Procedures:

    • Trigger Point Injections – Myofascial Pain & Muscle Spasm
    • Botox Injections – Chronic Migraine Headaches / Neck Pain
    • Diagnostic Medial Branch Blocks – Facet Joint Nerve / Spine pain
    • Facet Joint Injections
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
    • Peripheral Nerve Blocks:
      • Occipital Nerve Blocks / Headache Management
      • Cluneal Nerve Blocks / Low Back Pain
      • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Blocks / “Meralgia Paresthetica”
      • Tibial Nerve Blocks / Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome of the Ankle-Foot
      • Ulnar Nerve Blocks / Cubital Tunnel Syndrome of the Elbow
      • Median Nerve / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist-Hand

    14. In-House Manual Therapy / MyoFascial Release Technique / Sports Massage