The wide range of specialists that exist today can often leave patients
confused about where to go for care. From
physical therapy to sports medicine—each specialist is trained to do a highly skilled
job. Knowing who to see can make a world of difference when it comes to
your treatment plan and care.
So if you have heard the term sports medicine, but still not sure when
to utilize it, we have some answers for you below.
What is Sports Medicine?
The focus of sports medicine is to help improve athletic performance.
Sports medicine physicians are medical doctors who diagnose and treat
exercise or athletic induced injuries. This doesn’t mean you have
to be a professional athlete, either. Sports medicine specialists can
help those recover from a sports injury, and those with past injuries
improve mobility and capability. Skill level does not matter.
It’s More Than Just Treatment
Another great reason to consider sports medicine is for prevention. Professionals
can work with you on a better exercise program so that you are making
the most of your results. You can also increase your mobility and capability
for a more active lifestyle. They are not limited to just injuries of
the muscles bones or joints, and often treat:
- Head injuries
- Chronic or acute illnesses that can affect performance (such as asthma
If you are looking to prevent or improve your athletic ability, a sports
medicine provider can help.
Does a recent injury have you benched? Do you feel like you are not working
up to your top athletic ability?
Power River Orthopedics & Spine (PROS) is here to help in Gillette, Wyoming. We can evaluate your options,
so you can rest assured that you get the best possible outcome and are
back in the game in no time.
Call the PROS at 307.686.1413 or visit
www.cchwyo.org/PROS to learn more.
PROS is a Campbell County Medical Group
Clinic with Campbell County Health.