Sports are fun but injuries can sometimes occur. As healthy as an active lifestyle is, strenuous exercise or illness can affect sport performance and professional help may be urgently needed to prevent, treat and heal those affected. Sports medicine is a relatively new type of practice aimed specifically at this type of treatment.
Do you need a sports therapist or want to find out more on sports medicine? We have a handy guide for you!
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine relates to medicine concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports. It focuses on all matters relevant to the active individual, sports athletes or even kids sports, as well as an extensive focus on musculo-skeletal conditions.
Sports medicine makes use of scientific research and knowledge to ensure that athletics receive the best advice for optimal performance. It involves not only orthopedic medicine, but also extends to medical specialties in cardiorespirology, psychiatry, and a clear understanding of the needs of the athletes.
Sports medicine specialists are healthcare advisers in sports medicine issues. They focus on treating and preventing illness and injury in active individuals. A sports medicine team of professionals include specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches. Sports medicine team physicians treat a wide variety of injuries or illnesses.
Some of their healing abilities include:
- Treatment of fractures
- Lower leg or foot stress injuries
- Muscular imbalances
- Muscular weaknesses
- Assistance with calorie balance
- Assistance with strength training
- Nutrient imbalances and guidance
- Exercise plans
- Massage therapy
Common Sports Medicine Physiotherapy questions
- How much does physiotherapy cost in Ontario and am I covered by OHIP
Physiotherapists for sports medicine related disciplines can range between $70.00 per visit to $120.00 per treatment. This is inclusive of administrative time, treatment plan preparation, inter-professional and professional- insurer consultations.
There is currently no OHIP coverage for Physiotherapy and Chiropractic care under the Health Insurance Act.
- Is pelvic physiotherapy covered by OHIP?
Pelvis physiotherapy is covered by various medical schemes but unfortunately OHIP does not cover it.
- Are sports medicine doctors covered by OHIP?
Yes, sport medicine doctors are covered by OHIP providers if you have a valid health card. Some treatments such as injections, however, will incur additional costs.
- Do you need a referral to see a sports medicine doctor in Ontario?
A sports medicine doctor needs a referral from a physical such as a family medicine physician, general practitioner or emergency medicine doctor.
Sheddon Physiotherapy for Sports Medicine in Ontario
Sports Medicine Specialists at Sheddon Clinic are qualified to;
- Administer cortisone injections and Viscosupplementation Injections
- Provide consults and referrals for Platelet Rich Plasma and Prolotherapy injections
Some of the benefits of visiting our sports clinic in Oakville, Ontario include:
- Improving of your health
- Decreasing your pain
- Helping you with injury prevention and mobility
- Comprehensive treatment options
- Faster healing
- Injury treatment for rotator cuff injuries, sports injuries, neck, knee and back pain, plantar fasciitis, concussion, shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, wrist pain and lots more!
Our sports and physiotherapy clinic with commitment to care with extended hours and a strong network of professionals at your disposal.
We provide a comprehensive doctor treatment plan that is suitable and convenient for you.
Our experts have attained post graduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, as well as their specialty in General Family Practice – ensuring that you are in only the best hands!
Contact our clinic to book an appointment with one of our specialists.