The painful and debilitating effects of a sports injury or exercise injury can plague everyone from regular exercisers, to weekend warriors and aggressive athletes. Our approach to sports medicine addresses exercise injury that stems from long-term wear and tear damage to soft tissues and joints. Often, acute sports and exercise injury are caused by a weakening of these same tissues, resulting in posture imbalances and instability.
Athletic injury or exercise injury are typically categorized two ways:
For most adults, overuse and general wear and tear are to blame for a sports injury or exercise injury. Sports medicine therapies repair soft tissue and joint inflammation caused by repetitive motion and constant strain. The demands we place on our musculoskeletal system through sports and exercise can be more difficult to absorb as we age. Over a prolonged period of time, the damage from poor conditioning or constant strain may go unnoticed until pain symptoms present.
Without proper treatment, an overuse injury becomes a debilitating cycle from which our bodies are not given a chance to recover. As a sports medicine expert, Dr. Nemirovsky is adept at diagnosing the root of an exercise injury and integrating the most effective and conservative treatments for recovery and pain relief.
In sports medicine, traumatic injuries are classified based on severity:
It is important to seek diagnosis and treatment from a sports medicine specialist immediately following your exercise injury. The sports medicine-based care you receive at Manhattan Sports Therapy will reduce the duration of your injury and restore pain-free function.
Dr. Nemirovsky will establish whether your exercise injury is the result of a traumatic event, overuse, or a combination of the two. Often strength and muscle imbalances, general inflexibility, or poor fitness and conditioning are the root of both types of injuries.
General exercise injury recovery schedule with conservative sports medicine:
Integrating the latest advancements, Dr. Nemirovsky combines Active Release Technique® (ART), Cold-Laser Light Therapy, and Cox Flexion Distraction Technique for correction and restoration. This layered approach to sports medicine, physical therapy, and chiropractic care starts with the manipulation and mobilization of soft tissues and joints to repair musculoskeletal problems.
Athletes and active adults also benefit from Dr. Nemirovsky’s musculoskeletal analysis prior to injury. Sports medicine prevention strategies are elevated by his expert assessment of any dysfunctions that could lead to an exercise injury and pain in the future. His preventative treatments and advice can significantly optimize your performance and reduce your risk of exercise injury.