Whether you are a weekend warrior, professional athlete, or Saturday morning walker, we tailor your care to your needs to help you get healthy and stay in the game. From injury assessments to return-to-sport rehabilitation, our sports medicine centers help athletes get back in the game safely.
Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, dysfunctional movement mechanics, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.
Serenity Medical Centers provides comprehensive care for athletes, weekend warriors and all individuals in between. Our specialists recognize the importance of being able to maintain an active lifestyle, no matter what that looks like for you.
Sports Medicine helps athletes prevent and treat injuries, recover faster and improve their performance. People that suffer from conditions that affect function and mobility can benefit from sports medicine.
Reasons to Reach out to a Sports Medicine Specialist
During exercise or sports considerable injuries can happen. Things to look for would be acute pain, inflammation, lack of sensation, and not being able to put weight on the affected area. In that case, immediate treatment is required at an urgent care center or emergency room rather than waiting to see a sports medicine specialist. If you are not experiencing any of these symptoms, call and schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Serenity Medical Centers.
Sports Medicine Services
We are proud to offer a wide range of sports medicine services in Austin and San Antonio.
Our sports medicine clinics offer:
- Physical therapy
- Sports physicals
- Pain management
- Return-to-play protocols
- Injury prevention
- Event medicine
- Sports Movement Assessment
- Orthopedic injury treatment
- State-of-the-art diagnostics
- Nonsurgical treatment for overuse injuries (e.g., tennis elbow, shoulder impingement, shoulder instability and runner’s knee)
- Nonsurgical treatment for sprains, strains, stress fractures and traumatic sports injuries, such as rotator cuff tears and labral tears)
- Swimmer’s shoulder (impingement syndrome), shoulder dislocation and other sports-related shoulder injury treatment
- Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections and hyaluronan injections
- Kinesio taping
- Sport-specific training for mechanics and flexibility
- Sport-specific physical therapy and rehabilitation services
- EMSculpt core conditioning and performance-enhancing therapy
The team at Serenity Medical Centers includes sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, and numerous highly trained orthopedic sub-specialists. As a result, we are able to provide a broad spectrum of care for many different musculoskeletal conditions commonly faced by athletes.
Some of the common sports injuries include:
Foot and Ankle Injuries: Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee, and they are common in athletes, especially while playing sports such as football, hockey and soccer. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.
Shoulder Injuries: Severe pain in shoulders while playing your favorite sports, such as tennis, basketball and gymnastics, may be because of a torn ligament in your shoulder or due to shoulder dislocation. These may be caused by overuse of your shoulder while playing sports. Simple pain or acute injuries may be treated with conservative treatment, while chronic injuries may require surgical treatment.
Hip Injuries: Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear and hip dislocation are some of the common sports injuries affecting the hip. The hip joint bears more weight and is more susceptible to injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy are often recommended following the medical intervention where you need to perform certain exercises to strengthen the muscles and improve the movements.
Knee Injuries: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee, which may tear with overuse of the knee while playing sports. The ACL has a poor ability to heal and may cause instability. Other common sports injuries in the knee are cartilage damage and meniscal tears. Sports-related knee injuries may require surgical intervention. Your surgeon will recommend you for physical therapy to strengthen your muscles, improve elasticity and improve the movements of the bones and joints.
At Serenity Medical Centers, our goal is to provide comprehensive orthopedic care with non-operative treatment of sports related injuries to allow patients to maintain their active lifestyle for as long as possible.
Sports Medicine helps athletes prevent and treat injuries, recover faster and improve their performance. People that suffer from conditions that affect function and mobility can benefit from sports medicine. Some people just want to improve results from an exercise regimen. Certain disabilities can be improved upon with treatments from a sports medicine doctor. The services provided by a sports medicine specialist are not limited and can help everyone.
Other Examples of Sports-Related Conditions:
- Ankle sprains
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Elbow pain
- Ulnar collateral ligament injuries
- Osgood Schlatter
- Wrist pain
- Cartilage injuries
- Shin splints
- Muscle strains and tears
- Muscle cramps
Our doctors can also provide advice on diet, exercise, and supplements.
Serenity Medical Centers offers sports rehabilitation for injured athletes, as well as return-to-play programs for athletes who have been discharged from regular physical therapy. Our return-to-play protocols help athletes stay active between being discharged and starting back in the game. Regardless of your sport, our Physical Therapists customize a sports rehab regimen on you, your sport and the position you play.
Sports medicine of today encompasses a broad array of specialties that support the care and training not only of elite athletes, but of all physically active individuals. Whether you’re a high school, college or professional athlete, a frequent marathon runner, an occasional jogger, a weekend tennis player, or an avid fitness enthusiast who simply enjoys any type of physical activity, sports medicine specialists can help maximize function, minimize disability and ultimately reduce time away from a sport, school work, a job, or anything you love to do.
Our sports medicine services are available to all individuals 14 years of age and older. With two convenient locations throughout Central Texas, we make it simple for our patients to get the comprehensive care they need without having to travel outside of the areas where they already live and work.