Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Expertise for Athletic Injuries
Nearly 10 million sports-related injuries arise each year because of trauma or overuse of muscles and joints. Anyone in northern Michigan who lives an active lifestyle is likely to experience at least one of these types of injuries at some point in their lives.
Munson Healthcare’s highly skilled and experienced sports medicine and rehabilitation team diagnoses and treats a wide range of sports injuries. We also can help you understand how to prevent future injuries. Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Aquatic therapists
- Concussion specialists
- Fitness and exercise specialists
From casual walkers to professional athletes, our sports medicine program helps children, teens, and adults regain the strength and flexibility they need to return to the exercise and sports they love.
We challenge each patient to achieve their goals in a comfortable and supportive environment, using a multidisciplinary and personalized approach to care.
Types of Sports Injuries We Treat
People visit our northern Michigan sports medicine specialists for a wide variety of sports injury issues and concerns. Some of the most common include:
- Ankle sprain
- Ankle instability
- Ankle osteochondral injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Foot sprains
- Golfer’s elbow
- Hamstring strain
- Hand injuries
- Hip injury
- Knee injury, such as ACL tear
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Shoulder injury
- Tendon strains/tears
- Tennis elbow
As part of our commitment to the health of local athletes, our Munson Healthcare sports medicine team works with local school athletic programs to promote wellness, prevent sports injuries, and assist in recovery when injuries do occur. We also provide CPR and first aid certification to coaches.
Our certified athletic trainers and other sports medicine team members also provide sideline injury care during practices and sporting events. We are knowledgeable about the kinds of injuries athletes experience – and how to best treat them.
Preventing Sports Injuries
Prevention is one of the most effective remedies for sports injuries. Our sports medicine specialists educate patients on how to prepare for sports, play safely, and care for themselves after exercise or an athletic event.
We also promote the importance of wearing protective gear, such as helmets or goggles, visiting the doctor for a physical before engaging in a new sport or physical activity, and frequent hydration. Age, weight, and other environmental factors that may impact physical performance are also discussed.