Sports Medicine

  • In regards to rehabilitation, sports medicine involves the treatment, management and progression of sport specific programs to return an athlete to sport post injury.
  • Sports medicine often involves an interdisciplinary approach. The physical therapist, physician, surgeon, and athletic trainer can all collaborate in an athlete’s recovery.
  • It is vital to not only address the involved body part but also assess the athlete for underlying conditions and impairments that may cause re-injury or potential injury to the opposite side. This is an important component of sports medicine rehabilitation that will guide an athlete’s treatment and sports specific program required to return to sport and prior level of function.