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What is sports medicine

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer
What is sports medicine

The wide range of specialists that exist today can often leave patients confused about where to go for care. From orthopedics, 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 and diabetes)
  • Nutrition

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? Wyoming Orthopedics & Spine (WYOS) 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 WYOS at 307.686.1413 or visit to learn more.

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