Participating in sports activities is a good way to maintain peak physical and mental fitness, but no activity is without risk of injury. At Denison Chiropractic, Dr. Robert Bergeron and Dr. Dustin Bergeron both practice sports medicine, serving patients in the Denison and Sherman, Texas areas, and have treated many types of sports injuries.
Sports Medicine Q & ADenison Chiropractic
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a field of medicine that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries associated with athletic activities. Sports medicine also emphasizes improvement of athletic performance for both athletes and non-athletes who want to tweak their exercise regimen for better results. Doctors specializing in sports medicine also treat patients with activity-related injuries who wish to regain mobility, as well as patients with disabilities who want to improve capability and mobility.
What types of treatment can I expect from a sports medicine specialist?
Doctors specializing in sports medicine can either be nonsurgical primary care sports medicine physicians or orthopedic surgeons. They provide a variety of services, including:
- Diagnosis of activity- or sport-related illnesses or injuries.
- Treatment of acute joint, muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries.
- Treatment of head injuries.
- Treatment of physical injury due to muscular overuse.
- Designing diet and nutrition regimens for improving athletic performance.
- Providing medical clearance for injured athletes to resume activities.
- Creating exercise programs to improve fitness.
- Preventative and rehabilitative treatment.
Can I see my primary care doctor for my sports injury?
You could see your primary physician for your injury, but he or she may not have the specialized training and knowledge in sports medicine that can be valuable in treating your type of injury. It would be better in the long run to see a doctor who has the knowledge and proven track record for successfully treating sports- or activity-related injuries. Your doctor will be happy to give you a referral if he or she feels another doctor is better suited to treat your injury.
Are there sports medicine specialists in Denison?
Patients seeking a doctor with experience in sports medicine in the Denison area are encouraged to call the Denison Chiropractic Center. Licensed chiropractors Dr. Robert Bergeron and Dr. Dustin Bergeron will be glad to meet with you to assess your injury and discuss your treatment options.