It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. When a knee gets kicked a little too hard, an ankle gives out on a landing, or a shoulder joint wears down over time, it’s good to have a Sports Medicine Physician on your team.
What Is Sports Medicine?
Despite what the name implies, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to see a sports medicine physician. Sports medicine is for athletes, young and old, weekend-warriors, and even inactive patients with orthopedic issues. At our Orthopedic, Sports, Spine, and Hand Center, we provide care to a wide spectrum of patients who are seeking help to maintain or regain functional wellness.
What Does A Sports Medicine Physician Treat?
The goal of sports medicine is to return patients to a superior quality of life, pain-free, and able-bodied. At WWMG, our mantra is, “getting you back into life”, and this singular focus drives everything we do.
Sports Medicine Physicians are specially trained for total care of patients, including:
- Acute injuries – Sprains fractures, joint injuries, and dislocations.
- Athlete Physicals.
- Overuse injuries – Stress fractures, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis.
- Injury prevention.
- Exercise prescriptions for newly active patients.
At WWMG, our sports medicine team is comprised of the most experienced orthopedic team of specialists and therapists in the area with a passion for delivering highly personalized care, and returning you to optimal health and activity. We do this by focusing on these three, overarching components of care:
Our goal is to get you back to your life as soon as possible; we know it’s important to you, so it’s important to us. Each rehabilitation plan is specially designed and individualized by our team to bring you back to your favorite sports and activities. We use a variety of disciplines to help you regain function after injury, using physical therapy, surgery, balance, strength and conditioning exercises, and stretching, to help you regain full mobility and strength.
Preventative care is vital to sports medicine. We will discuss with you how to properly care for your body to minimize the risk of injury. We will help you prevent repeat and future injuries by designing workouts to strengthen parts of your body that are vulnerable, based on your sports and/or activities.
Education and Nutrition
We believe in giving you the information and education you need to keep your body healthy. We will discuss your dietary needs to aid recovery, and we’ll teach you how to fuel your body for continuous physical improvement. Most importantly, we will give you the education you need to make informed decisions in the future.
Who Needs Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is for more than just athletes, it’s an excellent resource for non-athletes and individuals who want to become active or begin a new exercise program. Sports medicine can be applied to all individuals wanting to preserve or recover full, healthy physical function.
Sports Medicine At WWMG
Our Orthopedic, Sports, Spine, and Hand Center is conveniently located in downtown Everett, to provide patients in the Pacific Northwest with the highest level of care from the most experienced orthopedic team of specialists and therapists in the area. Our state-of-the-art facility includes these services:
- Open MRI
- Digital X-ray
- Occupational Therapy
We also boast on-site surgical suites at Gateway Surgery Center, allowing us to provide full-spectrum care in a single, central location.
If you or a loved one is seeking care in:
- Sports Medicine.
- Spine Care.
- General Orthopedic Care.
- Treatment and replacement of joints.
- Chronic and acute pain.
Contact us, and let us help you return to the activities you love.
Thank you for considering us to help you with your medical needs