We specialize in caring for and treating those who live active lifestyles. If you are an athlete, no matter what level, we have services that benefit your health and wellbeing. Sports medicine services treat and prevent various injuries. These include wear and tear on your joints, muscle and tendon strains, dislocations, sprains, osteoarthritis, concussions, fractures, and broken bones.
We work with our athletes to recover from their injuries, build their strength back, and prevent more injuries in the future. It is important to be able to maintain your strength and performance level over time, our treatments allow you to do that. Preventative care is an important step every athlete should take. It reduces your risk of injury and keeps you performing at an optimal level.
As an athlete, you know there is always risk involved when it comes to pushing and challenging your body. We have created a treatment center that gives you the tools to recover from injury and continue to take steps through preventative practices.
At Parker Muscle and Sports Clinic, our sports medicine experts help you reach your performance goals. There are many benefits to choosing our clinic. Training and athletic performance takes a toll on your body, especially if you are competing at a high level. Intense training comes with the risk of injury. This is where our services make a world of difference for our athletes. Common injuries that result from sports and exercise are broken bones, strains, torn tendons, sprains, and torn ligaments. Our services and treatments cover a wide range of fitness related injuries.
We Offer Exclusive Care
Our certified team offers exclusive care to our new and current athletes. We are trained in non-invasive and non-surgical treatments that will effectively treat your injuries and your pain. We offer a higher-quality of care because we specialize in sports medicine. We are also more equipped to diagnose you compared to a general health practitioner.
We Offer Innovative Treatments
Athletes tend to be more aware of their bodies and more likely to recognize when something is wrong. The best thing you can do for yourself when you notice something is off is to avoid pushing through the discomfort or pain. We have seen athletes that do this and it only makes the recovery process more complex. Instead of creating a bigger issue, take advantage of our treatments so you can heal faster, recover faster, and reduce the chance of future injury.
We Practice Preventative Care
We provide preventative care to keep you from getting injured in the first place. Most injuries occur in areas of the body that are weak. We can actually identify these weaknesses and help you strengthen them properly. This is what prevents injury and also helps you avoid future re-injury.
We Increase Your Athletic Performance
Both amateurs and professional athletes want to improve their performance and push the limits of what they think they are capable of. Strengthening your abilities is the way to do this. We create customized training plans so you can identify what you need to work on in order to improve your performance over time.
What Happens During a Sports Medicine Exam?
During your exam we will take time to review your medical history because it can answer some important questions that will affect your treatment plan. We talk specifically about your injury and how it happened. We also want to know if you have taken any medications. Any treatments you have been using or any treatments you have tried but have not worked need to be discussed as well.
How to Protect Your Body
Warming up is what prepares your body for exercise. It increases your heart rate and improves blood flow, which in turn helps to prevent injury. A warm up should last at least 10 minutes.
After you have completed your warm up, you are ready to stretch. Hold each position for up to 30 seconds when performing static stretches. Then move on to dynamic stretches so your body can reach its full range of motion. This prepares and protects your joints, muscles and tendons.
Always begin your workout slowly. Adding too much weight too fast or trying to go full speed can lead to injury. You should feel like you are slowly increasing the intensity of your workout. Take your time and check your form. Form is much more important than the amount of reps or weight you can handle. Doing a move incorrectly is not going to benefit you as an athlete.
The cool down tends to be the most overlooked part of a workout. If you are too exhausted to do your cool down, you need to reevaluate your routine. Your body needs to be able to safely bring down your heart rate so your muscles can relax and recover. Don’t wait a long period of time to do your cool down, do it right away.
Rest and Recovery
Your body has to rest for you to see any physical improvement. As an athlete, you need 1 or 2 days a week to rest and recover.