Sports Medicine That Gets Patients Back in Action
Sports medicine is designed to help all types of active people recover from injury and get moving again. Specialists in sports medicine serve a wide range of patients, from amateur and professional athletes, to those with physical jobs, such as firefighters, military and other first responders, as well as active children and teens, whose growing bodies require special care.
Doctors, surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists and others who work in sports medicine are trained and certified in their primary area of expertise first, and then receive additional sports medicine training to serve patients.
No one wants to be sidelined by injury and when injuries do occur, it’s important to resist the temptation to keep working or “playing through it,” which can cause additional damage. Seeing a sports medicine specialist can help patients get back in action as safely and quickly as possible.
The sports medicine specialists at OCC have helped many professional, Olympic, collegiate and amateur athletes back in the game. We deliver world-class care starting with proper diagnosis and treatment and continuing with hands-on recovery strategies. We work closely with each patient to minimize recovery time while being mindful to prevent re-injury. Some of the most frequent injuries we treat include:
- Sprains and strains
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Shin splints and pain along the shin bone
- Tendonitis and bursitis
- Knee ligament tears and reconstruction (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
- Meniscal tears
- Achilles tendonitis and tears
- Shoulder instability and dislocation
- Rotator cuff tear
- Shoulder labrum tear
- Shoulder impingement
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Shin splints
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Swollen muscles
- Patellar tendonitis
- Hip labrum tear
Whether you’re a household name, dedicated to a demanding job, or a weekend warrior, working with a sports medicine specialist ensures you’ll get in-depth knowledge about a wide range of treatment options. From cutting-edge methods used by top-tier professional athletes, to tried and true treatment techniques, our sports medicine team recommends the best recovery program for each patient, including the least-invasive techniques whenever possible.
But sometimes, surgery is needed. When surgery is called for, our sports medicine team includes some of the most experienced surgeons in their field, including those who’ve helped many of your favorite Colorado pro athletes get back in the game. From pre-operative evaluation, to a carefully planned post-op and recovery plan, you’ll get the expertise and attention you need to meet your recovery goals.
At OCC, the experienced sports medicine team is made up of highly sought-after professionals. Patients benefit not only from the latest technological advancements and procedures, but from a multidisciplinary approach to delivering world-class, compassionate care from diagnosis through rehabilitation.
Our goal is simple: to be your first and foremost choice for sports medicine. Our offices are conveniently located across the front range and it’s easy to make an appointment. Find the provider that fits your needs and contact us today.