Sports medicine is a dynamic field that integrates knowledge from such areas as general medicine, orthopedics, rehabilitation, exercise physiology and nutrition to improve the overall health and function of the individual. Osteopathic physicians (D.O’s) specializing in sports medicine are additionally trained to integrate osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) into the treatment plan to improve the motion and function of the entire individual. Increased athletic performance has been observed when the body’s motion and function are enhanced.
More and more individuals are participating in physical activity. This has a number of positive health benefits including weight loss, building additional blood supply to muscles (including the heart) and increasing energy production. As you get older, it helps prevent heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, brittle bones, anxiety, depression and death. Life is motion and we are designed to move. Sometimes, participation in sports or physical activity can lead to injuries and illnesses. Our goal is to help you recover and continue participating in the healthy activities that you enjoy. Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes. Its principles can be applied to all ages, including children adults and geriatric patients.