What’s Involved in Sports Medicine?

What’s Involved in Sports Medicine?

Playing sports is a fun way to get exercise. However, it also increases your risk of injury, whether from an accident, poor training, or improper use of equipment.

Here at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, our chiropractor, Dr. Trace Alexander, specializes in sports medicine. Though sports medicine helps heal sports injuries, you don’t have to have an injury or even play an organized sport to benefit from our sports medicine services.

Here, we want to tell you what’s involved in sports medicine and how we help active people stay healthy and mobile.

About sports medicine

Unless you’re an athlete who plays an organized sport, you may not know much about sports medicine, or you may think it’s something you don’t need. But sports medicine is a specialized area of health care that focuses on physical fitness and treating and preventing injuries.

Dr. Alexander is a sports medicine expert. He has in-depth knowledge of the human body and comprehensive training in rehabilitation and nutrition. He understands how exercise of any kind not only benefits your health, but may also stress the body and increase your risk of injury.

With sports medicine, he provides care to help your body heal your injury quickly and safely and prevent new injuries from occurring. Dr. Alexander also has training that can help you from developing an injury in the first place. 

Who needs sports medicine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise five days a week and full-body strength-training activities at least two days a week. Exercise improves your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

Of course, athletes get this amount of exercise and more. But it’s never too late to add more physical activity to your day. 

This is where sports medicine comes into play. If you lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle and don’t know where to start, a visit with our sports medicine specialist is a good place to start. Dr. Alexander can assess your health and fitness and provide exercise recommendations that work for you.

Sports medicine also benefits athletes who want to improve their physical performance and skills. Maybe your workout routine needs a few tweaks or you need to change your nutrition. Dr. Alexander can design a plan to help you work out better and smarter. 

Of course, if you have a sports-related injury, whether from the big game or weekend fun with your friends, Dr. Alexander can help you heal and get back to your activities as quickly as possible. 

Sports medicine care

Sports medicine care varies and depends on many factors, like the sport you play, your usual workout routine, and your injury. We offer many services that support the body’s natural healing to optimize overall health and well-being.

With our sports medicine services, we may recommend:

In most cases, Dr. Alexander uses a combination of therapies to heal your injury, improve muscle strength and balance, and help you reach your performance and fitness goals.

Sports medicine focuses on physical fitness and helping you stay healthy so you can continue to engage in your active lifestyle. 

To see how sports medicine can help you, call the office most convenient to you — in Plano or Addison, Texas — or click the “book online” button to schedule a consultation today. 

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