Improve Your Performance Through Sports Medicine

If you love to keep active in sports, you recognize the ever-present risk of injury. The more avid, competitive player that you are, the more vulnerable you are to muscle, tendon, ligament, and bone injuries, all of which can sideline you and hinder peak performance. 

The majority of medical cases in elite players are musculoskeletal injuries, whether through the trauma of a direct hit, from an unfortunate twist, or due to overuse. If you’ve been injured in the past, you’re more vulnerable to developing arthritis

Devoted sports players benefit from the care of sports medicine physicians who are intimately familiar with the training regimens and the types of injuries that occur within specific sports. Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, student athlete, or senior citizen, you’re in good hands with The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine PA in Toms River, New Jersey, led by Daniel Fox, MD, FACS

Dr. Fox has served as orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician to a variety of elite athletes, from professional BMX racers to NFL football players. He and his team of sports medicine physicians are uniquely qualified to help you improve your athletic performance, prevent injuries, and recover quickly from them when they do occur. 

Maximizing performance 

Your sports medicine physician at The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine PA acts as your medical guardian to keep your health at its peak so you can continue to improve your sports performance. At the same time, his leadership helps prevent injuries as he educates you on conditioning strategies for your particular sport and explores diet and nutritional choices with you.

Interdisciplinary approach

Your sports medicine physician can communicate with sports coaches and trainers to form an interdisciplinary team that can create individualized training plans designed to improve your performance. Strategies for different sports, from long-distance runners to football players to  baseball players, focus on preventing common injuries in that sport as well as maximizing performance.

Work with a physical therapist

Part of your treatment may include seeing a physical therapist trained in sports medicine. The therapist may identify certain muscle weaknesses that are impeding your sports performance and then introduce specific exercises to strengthen them.

Massage to avoid muscle strain

Your performance may have been hindered by muscle strain, a common complaint in athletes. Massage is a great way to undo knotted muscles before and after sports events and get the blood and nutrients flowing to all of the nooks and crannies in your cartilage. Proper warmup and conditioning techniques for your sport also help prevent muscle strain.

Individualized conditioning plans

Your individualized training and conditioning plans involve techniques that help you avoid overuse injuries. Your sports medicine physician understands that your body alignment can impact your performance, whether you have bowed legs, unequal leg lengths, or flat or highly arched feet. You may have weak areas from old injuries.

Diet and nutrition

What you eat contributes significantly to your athletic performance. Eating specific types of foods before athletic events can make a big difference in how you perform. For example, if you need endurance for a lengthy event, you may need more saturated fats than quickly burned carbs to prevent metabolic meltdown. Your sports medicine physician checks on your diet and may refer you to a sports medicine nutritionist if your performance is lagging for an unspecified reason. 

If you’re injured, our practice offers cutting-edge treatment to help you get back on the field more quickly, including regenerative medicine treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and targeted physical therapy. 

Call the Toms River, New Jersey, office to make an appointment for expert treatment to improve your sports performance, or use the convenient online booking tool. You can also send a message to Dr. Fox and the team here on the website.

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