What Is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system that can limit the abilities of active patients of any age. Sports medicine is not just for the athlete, but it is also appropriate for the “industrial athlete” and for those individuals pursuing fitness goals to benefit their overall health.
Sports medicine specialists differentiate themselves by considering the circumstances surrounding the injury or condition and they are committed to developing a treatment plan that is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. There is also an emphasis on preventing future injury by recognizing and addressing possible risk factors. They frequently use advanced exam techniques and imaging studies to determine the diagnosis and then work to coordinate and maximize non-operative treatment. When indicated or if non-operative treatment fails then surgical treatment will be discussed.
The sports medicine team at Oregon Medical Group is committed to delivering quality, comprehensive care in a timely manner which is important to the patient with an active lifestyle.
Life is a sport and exercise is the best medicine! If you are having symptoms that are keeping you from reaching your goals, please contact our office at (541) 242-4812 to make an appointment.
Sports Medicine is available at the following Springfield Oregon Medical Group clinic(s):
- Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Oregon Medical Group at Country Club Road » View Clinic Information.