Sports medicine is a discipline which has evolved out of a requirement for specialized care for patients of all ages from the little league pitcher to the weekend warrior playing sports just for fun or someone who wants to get better results from their exercise program.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to seek help from a sports medicine professional, we treat a wide range of sports injuries, from patients who suffered injuries wanting to regain full functionality and for people who have disabilities and want to increase their mobility and capabilities.
When Is Sports Medicine Needed
Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.
The most common sports injuries are sprains, fractures, dislocations, swollen muscles and strained tendons usually occur when the body is pushed too hard. This can happen when you increase your training schedule too quickly, don’t allow proper time for your body to rest between workouts, or if your body isn’t working at it’s optimal level.
How We Can Help
The sports medicine doctors at NuView Health Medical have expertise and specialized training that increases recovery time, boosts prevention of illness and injury, absolute lifelong fitness and helps patients maximize result.
At NuView Health Medical we utilize our sports medicine treatments to work the four major components: the joints, the muscles, the energetics (meaning the acupuncture points), and the nutrition. Our sports medicine doctors focus on a natural non-pharmacological, non-surgical approach to healing options to all sports related injuries. This facilitates and potentiates one’s own ability to heal naturally. The sports medicine doctors at NuViewHealth Medical are also skilled in the utilization of splinting, casting and bracing and occasionally manual therapy.
Sports Injury Prevention
- Follow an exercise program to strengthen the muscles
- Gradually increase your exercise level and avoid overdoing the exercise
- Ensure that you wear properly-fitted protective gear such as elbow guards, eye gear, facemasks, mouthguards, and pads, comfortable clothes, and athletic shoes before playing any sports activity which will help to reduce the chances of injury
- Make sure that you follow warm up and cool down exercises before and after sports activity.
- Exercises will help to stretch the muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce soft tissue injuries
- Avoid exercising immediately after eating a large meal
- Maintain a healthy diet which will nourish the muscles
- Avoid playing when you are injured or tired. Take a break for sometime after playing
- Learn all the rules of the game you are participating in
- Ensure that you are physically fit to play the sport