Sports Medicine

Having a good understanding of sports rehabilitation means breaking down the biomechanics of the sport. Sports injuries can be managed conservatively while some require surgery. Many sport injuries are a result of overuse. The goal is to rehabilitate the athlete to his or her optimal level following an injury.

My extensive background as a certified athletic trainer has provided me the tools to educate and rehabilitate athletes with sport specific exercises to speed recovery and return to competition. My experience as an triathlete, cyclist , and skier, strengthens my ability to relate to athletes and their desire to return to competition quickly. My skills extend beyond rehabilitation and include:

 

Athletic Taping:

I have worked with sports of all kinds taping ankles, knees, shoulders, wrists and feet. I have many specific taping skills that augment rehabilitation and allow proper support to the joint.

 

Kinesiotaping:

I am certified in kinesiotaping to inhibit or facilitate muscles to function appropriately following an injury. This is very important to protect the injured joint, tendon or ligament.

 

McConnell Taping:

A successful way of treating patella tracking pain and avoiding long term arthritis.

 

Running Analysis:

A thorough evaluation of strength, flexibility, and an extensive video analysis of running gait is provided to runners with injuries, overuse problems, or just want to be more efficient with running. Injury free running is optimal to performance, speed, and efficiency. A DVD of the running analysis is provided to the athlete as a guide and reference.

 

Bike Fitting:

The proper fit eliminates acute and chronic injuries associated with biking and allows a biomechanical advantage to promote power, efficiency and performance. Problem areas most commonly include sore neck, numbness in hands or feet, knee pain, hip pain, and IT band syndrome when the bike is poorly fitted. Video analysis is included to analyze specific needs and goals to optimize your performance.

 

Biodex:

The biodex medical system is the fastes way to identify, treat, and document physical impairment that causes functional limitations. Strength testing of muscle groups provides information to the doctor, patient, coach and athlete about function with return to sports, work, or daily activities. Comparison of right to left limbs as well as opposing muscle ratios assist rehabilitation time lines and full recovery status. Common muscle groups include internal/external rotation, quadriceps/hamstring and ankle stability ratios.