Lourdes Sports Medicine offers complete, timely and caring sports medicine treatment. Our physicians specialize in the care of professional and amateur athletes as well as “weekend warriors.” They aim to help patients attain their highest level of performance while minimizing their risk of re-injury. Our focus is on providing non-operative musculoskeletal sports medicine services and include evaluation for:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Lateral and medial epicondylosis (also known as Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow)
- Patellar tendonosis (Jumper’s Knee) and runner’s knee
- Rotator cuff tendonosis
- Achilles tendonosis
- Plantar fasciosis
- Strains and sprains
- Shin splints
- Chronic tendon injuries
- Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
- Training and implementing natural running styles
Do You Need a Sports Medicine or an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Our physicians’ training is to properly triage patients so that only the most appropriate candidates are referred for surgical intervention—which helps to create a more efficient healthcare experience for everyone. We treat all injuries from a non-surgical perspective and work closely with orthopedic colleagues if the condition warrants.
Save Time and Effort
Lourdes Sports Medicine is conveniently located in our new, state-of-the art facility. Our physicians see referrals within 24 hours and send referring physicians a faxed consultation report the same day. Office staff work to obtain pre-authorization for all X-rays, MRIs, physical therapy and other required tests and services as approved by insurance. When appropriate referral for orthopedic evaluation is needed, staff will work to expedite consultation from specialists.
Treatment Not Limited to “Athletes”
An individual does not have to swing a racket, run down a track or shoot a basketball to get a sports injury. Rather, sports-type injuries can occur in everyday life, such as carrying a toddler up the stairs or lifting bags of topsoil while gardening.
For those who experience foot, ankle or lower back pain because of pes planus, the center provides the most advanced balance and gait analysis available today. The computerized FootMaxx system diagnoses biomechanical foot problems, and corrective orthotic inserts are designed based on the analysis.
For individuals interested in “natural” or barefoot running, Lourdes Sports Medicine has an expertise in this area to help any athlete pursue minimalist running.
In addition, the center has a large inventory of the newest braces and supports, which can be custom-fit in the office to ensure ideal comfort and function. We are also pleased to offer advanced high-speed video analysis and a variety of other diagnostic and treatment options.
Getting Back in the Game
In resolving a sports injury, the center staff also works to:
- Develop safe, effective athletic conditioning programs;
- Help referring physicians determine when athletes with medical conditions, such as mononucleosis or multiple concussions, can safely return to play;
- Treat athletes with infectious diseases such as skin rashes;
- Create customized sports nutrition programs to help athletes lose or gain weight safely.
Available for Consultation
The office is available for telephone consultation, answering questions on necessary testing for an initial workup of a sports injury or ailment and providing guidance on the appropriate first treatment. Our doctors are available for all sports medicine concerns.