Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is not just for athletes.

It is specialized care designed to help physically active adult and pediatric patients get and stay healthy.

At Florida Medical Clinic, our board certified Sports Medicine doctors have special training and expertise in diagnosing and treating orthopedic (musculoskeletal) injuries, sustained while playing sports or participating in recreational activity.

If you are physically active, a sports medicine doctor can help you prevent and recover from injury and provide

  • Acute injuries – sudden injuries that happen during physical activity such as sports or exercise
  • Chronic injuries – develop over time due to overuse
  • Injury risk assessment & prevention – help you understand how you were injured and how to prevent further injury in the future
  • Nutrition counseling – assess your diet and create a plan to help you maximize performance and speed recovery
  • Exercise plans – provide recommendations for strength training and conditioning
  • Concussion – diagnosis, evaluation and management
  • Athletes – aid in return-to-play decisions after injury or illness

Many sports injuries do not require surgery and these specialists have the knowledge to treat them.  In the event surgery is required, sports medicine doctors are equipped to identify the need quickly refer you to the appropriate surgeon based on injury type.  They also understand the tests and imaging that will be required for surgery and ensure they are completed in advance.

Blogs

Primary Care Sports Medicine

The musculoskeletal system is a vast and complex network of bones, joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other tissues. All of these components must work seamlessly together to provide the body with the shape, support, stability and movement it needs for everyday living. If pain develops or an injury occurs, a physician may order a […]

Primary Care Sports Medicine

What is Concussion Management & How Can it Help Me?

W. Andrew Sprouse, MD

A concussion is a common type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can result from a blow to the head—such as those that may occur during impact sports like football or boxing—intense shaking of the upper body, or a forceful collision that jerks the head violently in one direction. These powerful impacts can cause […]
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