Sports medicine doctors specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries. Many patients are professional, amateur or student athletes, but we also see plenty of weekend warriors and exercise enthusiasts.
In Utah, the Center of Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Excellence provides world-class sports medicine services for patients of all ages. Our personalized treatment programs are designed to help you recover from injury, prevent future problems and improve your performance.
Sports Medicine Physicians
What Is Sports Medicine?
Physicians specializing in sports medicine are trained extensively in injuries, diseases and disorders that commonly result from participation in athletic activities. Injuries resulting from recreational pursuits require specialized diagnostic techniques, as well as treatment and rehabilitation, all of which are designed to get patients back in the game.
In addition to treatment and rehabilitation, our doctors work closely with patients to prevent future injury and to improve strength and conditioning. At the Center of Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Excellence, our fellowship-trained physicians work closely with local professional sports teams, amateur athletic clubs, universities and high school programs.
Sports Medicine Evaluation and Diagnosis
Sports medicine encompasses a broad range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Some of the more common injuries we address include concussions, sprains, strains and stress fractures. Overuse injuries, joint damage and muscle pain are also a part of this highly specialized practice.
Diagnosis requires a full medical history and examination. Depending on the presenting symptoms, the doctor may request diagnostic testing, including X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT scans. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to make a prompt diagnosis, so that treatment can begin as quickly as possible.
Early diagnosis and treatment provides the most effective means of restoring function and returning patients to their sport or activity as quickly as possible.
Sports Medicine Treatment and Orthopedic Surgery
Sports medicine emphasizes noninvasive and nonsurgical treatment whenever possible. We utilize cutting-edge treatments that are proven by scientific research to be effective. Our board-certified physicians are trained in orthopedic medicine, ensuring that every patient’s treatment plan is tailored to his or her specific needs and objectives.
Although most athletic injuries and chronic conditions do not require surgery, a more aggressive treatment regimen is sometimes necessary. For those patients who do not respond to noninvasive treatment protocols, our physicians endeavor to employ minimally invasive surgical procedures. This minimizes discomfort and downtime, and restores full functionality as quickly as possible.
With convenient practice locations in West Jordan, Tooele, Riverton and West Valley City, the Center of Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Excellence offer’s Utah’s most advanced treatment for athletic injuries. We are dedicated to the needs of high-performing athletes as well as recreational sports participants. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you maximize your performance with our comprehensive sports medicine program.