Sports Medicine

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Athletes push their bodies to the max to improve their game. Unfortunately, the amount of stress placed on your body also increases the risk of injury. The experienced team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, specializes in sports medicine. The full-service physical medicine practice offers many innovative treatments and therapies to support healing and help you get back to your sport as quickly as possible. To schedule a sports medicine appointment, call the office or book online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries. 

Though athletes are prone to sports injuries, sports medicine physicians also provide care for any damage that occurs during physical activity, such as your weeknight aerobics class or weekend basketball game with your kids. 

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic includes health care professionals who specialize in the management of sports injuries.  

What types of injuries can sports medicine treat?

The sports medicine experts at Sensor Medica Clinic treat many types of sports injuries. Some of the most common include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Overuse injuries
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Ankle sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis

No matter the type or severity of your sports injury, it’s important to schedule an evaluation at Sensor Medica Clinic. Continuing to use the injured body part may lead to more serious damage and prolong your recovery. 

What can I expect during a sports medicine evaluation?

You can expect a thorough exam when you come in for a sports medicine evaluation at Sensor Medica Clinic. The sports medicine experts take an integrative approach to care and perform many diagnostic tests to fully understand your body mechanics and injury.

During your exam, your provider asks detailed questions about your injury, including how it happened, your symptoms, and activities that alleviate or worsen your condition. They also ask about your usual exercise routine, a typical day, and diet.

Your provider performs a physical exam, paying particular attention to the injured body part. To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, they may request diagnostic imaging such as an X-ray or MRI.

The sports medicine experts may also request a balance assessment to assess your gait and look for imbalances that may increase your risk of injury. 

What are sports medicine treatments?

The team develops individualized sports medicine treatment plans specific to your needs. The innovative practice offers many unique therapies and treatments to accelerate the healing process.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Shockwave and laser therapy (to reduce pain and accelerate tissue healing)
  • Braces
  • Orthotics

The goal of your plan is to help you heal quickly and safely, as well as prevent a recurrence of your injury.

For expert sports medicine care, contact Sensor Medica Clinic by phone or schedule an appointment online today.