What is Sport Medicine?

Sport medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the science of sport and exercise in the areas of:

  • Injury diagnosis and treatment
  • Injury prevention
  • Improving athletic performance thorough exercise, sport nutrition and sport psychology

The sport medicine team can include a variety of health professionals such as sport medicine physicians, Physiotherapists, athletic therapists, Massage Therapists and Chiropractors.

Sport medicine professionals work with athletes of all levels from developing and recreational to elite, as well as with active individuals and those wanting to become more active. They can help improve fitness and sports performance and help prevent or recover from injuries relating to sport, exercise or recreational activities.

What is a Sport Medicine Physician?

Sport medicine physicians have specialized education and training in care of athletes and active individuals of all ages and skill levels.

They evaluate and treat musculoskeletal disorders, such as painful or injured joints and muscles, and overuse injuries  such as tendonitis and stress fractures.The common types of musculoskeletal sports injuries treated by sports medicine professionals include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Ligament injures (or sprains)
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Muscle strains

Sport medicine physicians can discuss various treatment options, including all medical, surgical and non-surgical, with patients and advise them on what option is best for their injury or condition.

Sports medicinephysicians also treat non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine, such as concussions and other head injuries, athletes with chronic and acute illness; nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids and performance issues; exercise prescription; injury prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion.

Coordinated Medical Care

Sport Medicine Physicians are responsible for coordinating care with other members of the sports
medicine team including athletic trainers, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Osteopaths,
other medical specialists, and other health care professionals involved in rehabilitation.

At PhysioPlus Health Group our sport medicine physicians works closely with our team of health care
professionals and other medical specialists to provide coordinated care for individuals of all ages and
activity levels.

“Together with the multidisciplinary team, our Sports Medicine Physicians complete the circle of care, allowing our patients to experience a more cohesive and coordinated method of treatment.”

Are visits covered by OHIP?

Yes. When you see our sport medicine physician the appointment is covered by OHIP. Just bring your OHIP card to your appointment and we’ll take care of the rest.

How do I book an appointment?

To book an appointment with Dr. Nguyen you will need a referral from your doctor. Click here for a referral form.

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