More and more young athletes are getting involved with sports at earlier ages. In addition, there is a growing number of older athletes remaining highly active into their 70’s and 80’s. As a result, there is an increasing incidence of sports related injuries resulting in pain, dysfunction, and prolonged activity limitation.
Meriter Sports Medicine is a specialty service geared to prevent and/or to treat injuries related to your specific sport or activity -- from youth sports, to collegiate athletics, to the weekend warrior, to those simply trying to stay active and live healthy.
Meriter Sports Medicine is comprised of a team of specialty health care providers including: 1. Primary Care Physicians: Internal Medicine/Family Medicine 2. Orthopedic surgeons 3. Physician Assistants 4. Physical Therapists 5. Physical Therapist Assistants 6. Certified Hand Therapists 7. Occupational Therapist Assistants 8. Licensed Athletic Trainers 9. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists 10. Registered Dieticians 11. Exercise Physiologists
The sports medicine providers work closely as an integrated team, communicating with you and your physician to develop a treatment plan that best meets your needs and goals. If you have pain that limits your activity level or has forced you to stop participating all together, contact our Sports Medicine team.
Meriter Sports Medicine is a specialized component of the high quality therapy services at Meriter. The number one goal is to help you return to your desired activity as quickly and safely as possible. Therapy Services Meriter therapy services offer individualized and sport specific therapy – including physical, occupational, or hand therapy for post-surgical as well as non-surgical conditions. You will receive a progressive, sport specific therapy program with direct guidance that will push you safely to your limits.
Biomechanical video analysis This is a specialty service that uses high speed video, allowing the sports medicine specialists at Meriter to breakdown various components of your sport specific movement patterns to help reduce injury and improve your overall performance. This service is available as a component of traditional injury rehabilitation as well as a cash based service for performance enhancement. Current video analysis services include: i. Running ii. Golf iii. Swimming iv. Throwing v. General Biomechanics
Additional Services Meriter offers acupuncture services as well as exercise physiology and dietary services as an adjunct to your treatment plan to promote healing and rehabilitation to allow for timely progression back to your previous activity level.