Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine emphasizes the importance of proactive approach in preventing injuries related to sports from taking place. This is obviously in consonance to the adage that prevention is better than cure, and certainly no athlete (professional or casual) wishes to incur injuries that may stop him from playing. Clinical Sports Medicine is the sub-branch of Sports Medicine that focuses on designing exercise and nutrition programs so that athletes can maintain ideal physical performance and prevent athletic injuries altogether.
However, Great Lakes’ orthopedic and sports medicine specialists are aware that injuries cannot be completely prevented. Freak accidents, such as what happened recently to an NCAA basketball player from Louisville Cardinals whose bone from right lower leg came out from his skin, can even happen. It was a rare and gruesome accident, but the possibility for different types of injuries is constant throughout all contact sports.
Great Lakes Orthopedics offers treatment and rehabilitation options for sports injuries that include Meniscal Injuries, Torn ACL’s, Rotator Cuff Tears, and Total Joint Replacements. The overarching objective is to facilitate athletes’ fast recovery and to make them competitive again in their chosen playing field.
Led by Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Pitchford, the Great Lakes team is composed of ortho surgeons, physiotherapists and fitness experts. They work together in close coordination with each other, and with the athletes’ physician if there is. The overall approach is thus holistic for a more intensive treatment. In many cases, such treatment may involve physical therapy and fitness regimen.
To make possible for comprehensive rehabilitation, Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has state-of-the-art facilities and advanced equipment, including on-site X-ray and on-site ultrasound-guided tools. At the end of treatment period, athletes will experience physical rejuvenation that can inspire them to aim to perform faster, higher and stronger.
For more inquiries, please contact our office now at (219) 365-0220 or via this page.