Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
It’s important to seek out a sports medicine specialist when a sports related injury occurs. Our therapists at Tamarac are highly skilled and trained in creating an athletic healing environment.
Often times, athletes spend countless hours preparing during an off season and during in-season practices only to be hurt during a competition or develop an overuse injury.
Some medical professionals will often prescribe complete rest as the primary method of treatment. The athlete is forced to sit on the sidelines as there team competes without him or her. Not all injuries need to be treated this way, and there may be simple technique changes or strengthening or stretching exercises that might help the athlete recover faster. Often times, athletes can participate in cross training exercises to maintain their strength and conditioning as they recover. They can also receive treatments such as massage, taping or bracing, ultrasound and other therapeutic modalities to help speed up recovery.
When you or an athlete you know, loses time away from competition, consider seeking professional medical attention from a sport medicine specialist.