If you are an athlete and you are in need of specific medical care to help you perform optimally in your sport, you need a sports medicine physician. Sports medicine physicians are doctors trained with a special emphasis on the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and chronic conditions. At The Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Center, our sports medicine physicians have decades of combined experience treating a wide range of sports-related conditions in athletes of all ages and skill levels. Using our expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, we’ll help you come back stronger and healthier than ever.
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sport medicine doctors are specialist physicians who have completed medical school and residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, family practice or orthopedic surgery. Our sports medicine specialists here at The Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Center have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine and use this to treat athletes and other physically active individuals. More specifically, we are experts in treating injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones.
Often we will also be called on to treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance such as neck and back pain. Sports medicine doctors also advise on managing and preventing injuries. Our goal as specialists is to deliver clinical physical activity interventions and treatments to negate the burden of disease directly attributable to physical inactivity, incorrect activity or over activity. You can learn more about our many sports medicine treatments below.
No two athletes are ever identical, and no two injuries or conditions are ever exactly the same. For these reasons alone, our sports medicine specialists here at The Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Center build our treatment programs around the individual needs of each and every patient we see. When you meet with our team, one of our sports medicine physicians will perform a comprehensive physical exam to assess the extent of your condition or injury. If treatment is needed outside of our office, we will recommend a medical facility in the region.
For most patients, we build a preventative regimen designed to promote healing and build strength and mobility over time. Once the injury has healed, we often put patients on specialized physical therapy programs for continued growth in the areas of strength and flexibility. To mitigate symptoms of pain and immobility, we also prescribe anti-inflammatory and offer treatments including chiropractic adjustments, injected medications, and electrical therapies.
Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm