Sports Medicine

Spine & Sports Medical Group

Spine & Sports Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Campbell, CA

Sports medicine is an area of medical practice that can make a world of difference if you sustain an injury or want to boost your performance or prevent athletic injuries. At Spine & Sports Medical Group in Campbell, California, you have access to a team of outstanding sports medicine and physiatry specialists who deliver top-quality sports medicine services. Call the office today to book your one-on-one consultation, or use the easy online scheduling tool to set up a visit.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty focused on treating and preventing injuries sustained during athletic or fitness pursuits. Physicians trained in sports medicine are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries. 

Many aspects of sports medicine focus on orthopedic issues like strains, sprains, fractures, joint dislocation, rotator cuff and other overuse issues, and joint inflammation. However, there are other types of services that also fall under the umbrella of sports medicine, including:

  • Management of chronic or acute illness for athletes
  • Aspects of nutrition and supplementation 
  • Injury prevention
  • Tailored exercise plans
  • Concussions
  • “Return to play” determinations

A great sports medicine physician understands the complexities of athletic pursuits and is trained to address the dynamic needs athletes and fitness enthusiasts face. 

Is sports medicine just for professional athletes?

The first time many people learn about sports medicine is in relation to a favorite professional or college sports team or a headline news story about a well-known athlete. It’s important to understand that sports medicine is not just for elite athletes.

Anyone can encounter a sports injury. Participation in community or recreation league sports, competition sports, or youth sporting organizations can lead to sports injuries. Don’t let the word “sports” cloud the issue; pursuits like ballet, yoga, inline skating, and even lighthearted roughhousing can all cause injuries treated with a sports medicine approach. 

Men, women, and children can sustain a sports medicine injury, and could also benefit from working with a sports medicine professional to prevent injury and boost productivity.

How can a sports medicine physician help if I’m not injured?

One of the most powerful benefits of sports medicine lies in its ability to prevent an injury before it occurs. Working with a sports medicine specialist is a great way to ensure your body is prepared to face the rigors of athletic or fitness pursuits. 

Your specialist discusses your health history, lifestyle, fitness experience, and athletic goals. A physical exam provides more insight into your current level of fitness.

Once that information is gathered, your doctor works with you to create a customized training plan to help you become more active and enhance your performance without placing undue strain on your body.    

From developing a healthy weight training program to finding fresh cardio options or low-impact exercises that improve flexibility, your sports medicine professional is truly on your team. You’ll also learn how to boost your nutrition and explore the right supplements for your needs and goals.  

Get started today by booking a visit to Spine & Sports Medical Group online or by phone.