Sports Medicine is not only for young people on a formal sports team, but for athletes of all activities, ages and abilities. Our doctors treat musculoskeletal injuries and help you maximize your physical function whether you are an athlete or looking to establish a healthy exercise routine.
Sports medicine physicians commonly see patients for:
- Fracture care
- Sprains and strains
- Joint injections or aspiration
- Skin care (sewing cuts, looking at rashes in wrestlers, etc.)
- Compartment pressure testing – measuring pressure in legs when they hurt during or after exercise
- Breathing tests (Spirometry) to test for exercise-induced asthma
- Exercise stress treadmill and EKG to test for heart conditions or problems with exercise
- Ultrasound – a new tool to diagnose “soft tissue” injuries such as rotator cuff tears, muscle or tendon tears, cysts, etc.
Specialized Sports Medicine for Dance
Dance is a physically demanding and strenuous activity. It is also a beautiful artform and a passion for many children and adults. An injury or ongoing pain can keep a dancer from being active and doing what they love. Dancers can have acute injuries, overuse injuries, and other musculoskeletal pain. Dancers benefit from specialized musculoskeletal care to assess their diagnosis, treatment options, and guide their return to dance.
As a former dancer, Dr. Claire Gross has personal experience with the demands of dance training and performance. She treats dancers of all types, all ages, and at all levels of participation. In addition to evaluating back pain, knee pain, foot and ankle problems, and other areas of pain, she can help assess readiness for pointe work. I focus on the biomechanical causes of pain and injuries to help prevent them from returning in the future.
If you or your child is a dancer and would like to make an appointment for an evaluation, please call our office at (801) 753-4340 to schedule an appointment.