We offer comprehensive sports medicine services here at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to optimizing your athletic performance and overall well-being. We cater to athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds, offering cutting-edge treatments and personalized care.
Whether you’re a competitive athlete striving for peak performance, recovering from a sports-related injury, or simply seeking a school sports physical, we’ve got you covered. Recognizing the unique demands of the athletic lifestyle, we’re committed to keeping you in the game, helping you recover from injuries, and supporting your journey to a healthy, active life.
Explore our range of services and experience how Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine can assist you in achieving your athletic goals and maintaining optimal physical health. Contact us and book your appointment in Granville or Coshocton, Ohio today!
Sports and exercise medicine is a specialized branch of medicine dedicated to the enhancement of physical fitness, as well as the care and avoidance of injuries linked to sports and physical activities.
A sports medicine physician is a highly trained healthcare provider who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine. They usually start their training at medical school before undergoing further training in medical fields like physical medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, or other related specialties.
All our sports medicine doctors at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine are board-certified orthopedic surgeons.
A sports medicine physician has expertise in understanding the many conditions and injuries athletes and active people develop as a result of participating in sports or similar activities. In particular, they understand how the joints function and are affected during sports. They know how to offer both conservative treatments as well as surgical procedures when needed to remedy the problem.
While sports medicine doctors treat high school collegiate and professional athletes who have sustained sports injuries, they may also treat active individuals who have musculoskeletal injuries for other reasons.
For instance, tennis elbow is a condition where the tendons in the elbow become painful and inflamed. Although tennis players are at a high risk for tennis elbow, anyone who uses their elbow frequently can suffer from this condition.
Sports medicine doctors treat athletes who participate in solo activities, like running or high-impact exercise, as well as athletes partaking in team-based sports, like volleyball, hockey, and football.
Players who participate in contact sports are more likely to sustain traumatic injuries, like bone fractures. Whereas those who are in individual sports are more likely to sustain repetitive strain injuries. Sports doctors have the knowledge and skills to treat and help this wide range of patients.
Sports medicine physicians work along with nutritionists and physical therapists to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. They often work for professional sports organizations, schools, colleges, and universities.
At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, our sports medicine doctors can also perform a school sports physical. The results can determine whether it is safe for you to participate in sports or not.
Consider consulting a sports medicine physician if you:
A sports medicine physician may treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Some of the most common sports-related injuries are listed below:
At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, our sports medicine doctors are highly trained in the following treatments:
Finding a doctor who can expertly diagnose and treat your pain is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your care. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Edward L. Westerheide, M.D., Brad L. Bernacki, M.D., and Alex Tancevski, M.D., are specialty-trained in diagnosing and treating a variety of sports-related injuries and conditions.
Our doctors always strive to find a conservative treatment for you first before recommending surgery. If surgery is deemed the best option, our surgeons have extensive experience performing surgical procedures, such as ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization surgery, and foot and ankle reconstruction. Our surgeons are dedicated to providing compassionate, expert orthopedic care to get you moving and keep you active.
Taking a team approach, our sports medicine team works closely with our specialty-trained therapy team. Our physical therapists provide expert rehabilitation services and will tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs to restore function and get you back to the life you love.
We are your partner in achieving your athletic goals and maintaining optimal physical health. Sports medicine specialists are here to guide you, whether you’re a professional athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or a student-athlete preparing for the school sports season.
Don’t hesitate to reach out for the care and expertise you need to stay at the top of your game. So, let’s embark on this journey to a healthier, more active you with the support of sports medicine professionals.
Medically reviewed by Brad L. Bernacki, M. D.