With an increasing emphasis on exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle has come an increase in recreational activities and organized athletics. The growth of organized youth sports in particular contributes the risk for sports-related injuries. According to the American Academy of Sports Medicine, 3 million children ages 14 and under get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities—approximately 800,000 of them serious enough to warrant a trip to the ER.
When injuries occur, it is no longer enough for athletes to "take it easy for awhile" or "work through it." VMC's sports medicine professionals offer a new approach—diagnosis, treatment, and sport-specific rehabilitation.
Sidelined by an Injury?
Strains and sprains, aches and pains, fractures, concussions, swelling and tears, there’s no question injuries can sideline active people. With proper diagnosis, treatment and sport-specific rehabilitation and therapies, our Sports Medicine physicians help people get back to participating in their activities in a safe, sustainable way. When to continue, when to back off—our physicians have the expertise to safely guide your return after an injury. And as active athletes themselves, they understand and empathize with the eagerness to regain a desired performance level, while helping cope with the emotional toll some experience during rehabilitation.
Expert Help—from Improving Your Overall Health
to Optimizing Your Sports Performance
Our physicians can create personalized training plans for a wide range of sports interests and abilities. Skilled in motivational techniques, nutritional advice and sports-specific training, our physicians help you get healthier, avoid injury and maximize performance. Whether you’re a swimmer, runner, cyclist, dancer, skier, hiker, Little Leaguer or someone who just likes to keep as active as possible, our goal is to keep you in the game, doing what you love.
Helps Us See the Big Picture
In addition to staying ahead of the curve with the latest research and trends in maximizing performance and treating sports-related injuries, our Sports Medicine physicians use cutting-edge ultrasound imaging to aid in diagnosis and guide injection treatments. This technology allows our physicians to obtain the best view possible of even the tiniest anatomy, offering you more precise treatment to speed healing and get you back on track.
Exercise: Your Prescription
Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle, and more people than ever are participating in active recreation and organized athletics. You’ll find the physicians at the Sports Medicine Clinic offer a proactive approach for both adults and children. Want to lose those excess pounds but don’t know how? Afraid of starting an exercise program? Our physicians can help those with chronic conditions just get started or safely remain active. Using exercise as a “medicine” to bounce back more quickly after an injury or to reduce or eliminate symptoms of other health issues, our physicians help you get back in the game.