What a Sports MD can offer:
A Sports Medicine physician’s scope of care includes diagnosing and managing acute injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and illnesses that affect lifestyle and performance.
Common Conditions May Include:
- Acute and overuse injuries (sprains, strains, fractures, tendonitis)
- Chronic musculoskeletal conditions (chronic muscle injuries, osteoarthritis)
- Concussion management
- Pre-participation physical assessments to determine safety of engaging in specific sport related activities
- Return-to-play decisions for the sick or injured athlete
- Athletes with chronic or acute illnesses (such as mono, asthma, hypertension or diabetes)
Once a diagnosis is established, we will recommend a treatment plan. This could include:
- Physical rehabilitation (Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture)
- Medications to manage symptoms
- Refer for Diagnostic imaging (MRI, Diagnostic Ultrasound,
- X-Rays, CT Scans, Bloodwork, etc..)
- Bracing and taping
- Exercise and performance counselling
- Corticosteroid (cortisone) injections to relieve pain and inflammation
- Hyaluronic acid injections. Also known as hyaluronate, this is an essential component of normal joint fluid. This "joint jelly" has been produced synthetically and can easily be injected as a single shot into nearly any osteoarthritic joint to supplement the existing synovial fluid.
- Referrals to other medical specialists ie. Surgeons
Sports MD appointments are covered by OHIP
Physician consultations and imaging are covered by fully covered by OHIP (No Out-of-Pocket Expense)
Do I need a Referral?
A Family Physician Referral is recommended, but not necessarily required. We encourage those interested in a Sports MD Consult to contact the clinic for more information.