Houston Sports Medicine
In Sports Medicine, determining the best course of treatment for an injury is done with special consideration to the athlete and his or her sport. Unlike other patients, the injured athlete will return to the same rigorous activity that resulted in the initial injury. Therefore, what might work well in treating the non-athlete may not sustain the recovering limb of an athlete. It's a different kind of medical science - developed over the years and in conjunction with athletic trainers, as well as rehabilitation and physical therapy professionals.
An innate understanding of how the muscles, tendons and joints depend on one another and require their own type of balanced conditioning for optimal function is key in Sports Medicine. Helping athletes understand how to prepare limbs most exerted in their sport in order to avoid serious injury, and selecting the best treatment to repair and re-strengthen limbs when an injury does occur is the essence of Sports Medicine.