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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a full clinical discipline dedicated to helping athletes heal and rehabilitate injuries while maximizing their performance. At The Rehab Docs in Daniel Island, South Carolina, Sam Sheppard, PT, DPT, provides sports medicine services such as physical therapy and strength training. To book an appointment, call The Rehab Docs, or schedule online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical discipline encompassing athletes’ treatments and rehabilitative practices. Even though engaging in sports and exercising on your accord offer considerable benefits for your health, you’re at risk for specific sports injuries according to the sport you play, even if you effectively warm up and recover after every workout. 

The Rehab Docs offer a wide range of treatments that work alongside a clinical care plan or on their own. The goal of The Rehab Docs team is to help you retain as much function as possible after a sports injury. Some injuries do not require an operation; instead, they can heal through physical therapy and rehabilitation. Others do need surgery but benefit from these services afterward. 

The Rehab Docs have considerable experience diagnosing and treating various injuries common in athletes at all levels. They gain an understanding of your goals and intentions before curating a healing and recovery plan appropriate for your injury type and severity. 

How can sports medicine benefit me?

Sports medicine ensures that you return to an optimal level of function and performance after you get an injury, which may not be possible without tailored rehabilitation. To find out which services you need and how you can benefit, The Rehab Docs offer a few assessments.

A Functional Movement Screening™ is a standardized test to find out how well you move and function in day-to-day life. This gives your providers valuable information on your strengths, which they can use to your advantage in treatment, and your weaknesses that need improvement.

The team also analyzes you with a sport-specific analysis to identify injuries common in your sport. The specific sport you play and the goals that you want to reach also dictate the treatments and services that will be most beneficial to you.  

What does sports medicine involve?

The Rehab Docs don’t use imaging tests to diagnose or evaluate injuries but may give you a series of tests or assessments to guide your sports medicine care plan. 

While recovering from an athletic injury, or simply working toward improving your performance, you may benefit from:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Cupping
  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching
  • Strength training
  • Dry needling
  • Active Release Technique®
  • Sports performance training
  • Postoperative rehabilitation

The Rehab Docs track your progress over time as you heal and can adjust your care plan at any point as they figure out which practices will be most beneficial to you.

To schedule an appointment at The Rehab Docs for sports medicine, call the office, or book online today. 

The Rehab Docs treat patients with physical therapy and chiropractic care.