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What is a sports medicine specialist?

Sports medicine is the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and other health problems. A specialist in this field, known as a sports medicine specialist, has the main goal of preventing health problems from occurring. When an athlete does experience a health issue, it is also the sports medicine expert’s job to limit the amount of time the person spends away from sports and other activities.

At Performance Health in NYC, we provide a variety of sports medicine and rehabilitation services for athletes and weekend warriors. Learn more about our services and the conditions we treat below, or schedule a consultation today.

Why is sports medicine used?

Sports medicine is used to help prevent health problems as well as to help speed up recovery from the following health problems:
  • ACL injuries
  • Runner’s knee
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • UCL injuries
  • Labral tears
  • Disc herniation

Additionally, sports medicine physical therapy can help manage a number of conditions and chronic pain in order to improve your athletic performance and prevent further injury:

  • Tendonitis
  • Joint pain
  • Inflammation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Sciatica

What is sports rehabilitation?

Part of sports medicine involves sports injury rehabilitation, which includes a range of medical techniques that can help athletes regain their normal function and performance level after an injury. Most sports therapy and rehabilitation will include one of the following therapies, depending on your injury and personal needs:
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Stretch therapy
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Acupuncture /

What are the advantages of visiting Performance Health for sports medicine and rehabilitation?

At Performance Health, we are committed to returning our athletes to their regular activities and athletic performance as quickly as possible, while still ensuring safety. We provide state-of-the-art sports injury services that ensure:

  • Your healing process will be as quick and smooth as possible
  • You will maintain as much muscle mass possible during recovery
  • You will learn techniques for preventing future injury

If you are suffering from tendonitis pain, the first step to improving your health and returning to your normal activities is to schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians can help you get back to performance-level health. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616, or fill out the form below to request an appointment now.



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