Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Our Physical Therapists are highly skilled in sports medicine and have become so by their academic and clinical experiences. We have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine and use this to treat athletes and other physically active individuals. More specifically, we are experts in treating injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones.
Often we will also be called on to treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance such as neck and back pain. Sports medicine doctors also advise on managing and preventing injuries. Our goal as specialists is to deliver clinical physical activity interventions and treatments to negate the burden of disease directly attributable to physical inactivity, incorrect activity or over activity.