Experienced Sports Medicine Doctor in Buffalo, NY
Unfortunately, injuries are quite common in sports. In fact, according to John Hopkins Medicine, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to suffer a serious injury while playing sports. Whether it is a weekend game of football with your friends, a friendly tennis match, or bowling with the family, we treat patients of all different ages and levels of fitness. From amateurs to professional athletes, a sports medicine doctor at Medical Care of Western New York can help alleviate your pain, improve your mobility and restore your body to the condition it was in prior to your injury.
Medical Care of Western New York at Buffalo has physical therapists on-site, ready to help you. Instead of masking the pain with medications that only provide minimal relief, seek treatment from a certified physical therapist. Learn more about our sports medicine doctors and how our physical therapy team at Medical Care of Western New York at Buffalo can help you. Medical Care of WNY, where healing can happen!
Types of Sports Injuries We Treat:
Our sports medicine doctors can treat a variety of injuries for anyone who has suffered physical impairment, loss of function, or pain as a result of a sporting injury. The common types of sports injuries we treat include but are not limited to:
What is Treatment Like at Medical Care of WNY?
Treatment associated with physical therapy is often referred to as rehabilitation. Rather than drugs or surgery we educate, train, and use therapeutic exercises and modalities to rehabilitate our patients. Rehabilitation provided by our sports medicine doctor includes, but is not limited to:
- Restoring confidence
- Passive and active therapeutic exercise
- Joint mobilization and mechanical traction
- Paraffin wax
- Heat and ice therapy
- Electrical stimulation
As treatment progresses, the physical therapist documents each patient’s progress conducts periodic re-evaluations, and carefully monitors the patient’s treatment plan. In all cases, a home exercise program is developed to foster the patient’s recovery, as well as to allow each patient to play an active role in their treatment and management plan.
Physical Therapy Modalities
Physical therapy modalities are an important part of the treatment process. Modalities are used to restore function and promote healing while reducing pain. Physical therapists have various modalities at their disposal. Let’s look at some of the most common ones.
Our sports medicine doctors often use ultrasounds to treat patients. Ultrasounds help broken bones heal and are even used for plantar fasciitis and other injuries. Ultrasounds promote blood flow to the injured area, speeding up the healing process dramatically while also alleviating the pain.
Electrical stimulation is also common during physical therapy. Therapists attach electrodes to the injured area and deliver electrical stimulation. This reduces pain and improves function. Therapists might even send patients home with a TENS unit, so they can continue to receive electrical stimulation at home. This makes it easier for patients to return to their favorite activities much faster.
Additional modalities include heat, ice, and light therapy. In each case, therapists evaluate the patient to determine which modalities will deliver the necessary results for the patients.
Get Treated By A Sports Medicine Doctor Today
Don’t wait any longer before seeking treatment for your sport-related injury. Contact us for an appointment today. We can provide treatment modalities designed to facilitate the road to recovery. Our multifaceted approach to treating injuries can help you put your sports injury in the rearview mirror. Schedule an appointment with our sports medicine doctor in Buffalo, NY.