Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sport Medicine Physicians Consultations
Specialists offers fast-track access to a team of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sport Medicine Physicians.
Elite Ortho Surgeons team of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides consultation for musculoskeletal conditions needing further investigation and assessment in an expedient manner. Sports Medicine’s team of health professionals work closely with physicians in order to ensure appropriate referrals and access to surgical consultations. The goal of early and timely access to these services ensures that individuals are provided with all services that are required to allow them to reach an optimal level of function.
The Sports Medicine team consists of a core group of sport specialists who have been involved in the care of local athletes at the highest levels of competition. We have treated professional athletes, Olympic athletes, and a large number of amateur athletes participating at the local, national and international level. This includes the weekend warrior who wants to stay active and healthy participating in the sport they love.
Our team is comprised of :
- Dr. Ram Mohan Reddy
- Dr. Amith Reddy
- Dr. Deepthi Nandan Reddy
- Dr. Nitish Bhan
They have an interest in the promotion of life-long wellness and fitness as well as in prevention, diagnosis and management of illness and injury.
From diagnosis to exercise prescription to formulating a plan for rehabilitating an injury, Elite Ortho Surgeons are involved in many aspects of the management of sports injuries. They can also counsel individuals regarding medications and supplements, provide advice and counselling for psychological issues and mental preparation for sport. Elite Ortho Surgeons are also an excellent resource for parents, athletes, coaches, parents, or anyone who is looking for more information regarding sports injuries, strength and conditioning, activity pre-screening.
Sports Medicine Physical Therapy
We utilize a functional and sport-specific approach with each athlete to promote optimal performance for safe return to activity and sport. We work closely with our Elite Sports Medicine team and your physician to provide the highest quality od care. Our state-of-the-art facility, combined with a dedication to providing evidence based high quality care, produces an atmosphere for success. The sports medicine physical therapists evaluate each athlete and develop an individualized plan of care specifically addressing the athlete’s goals. A customized treatment plan is carried out utilizing the latest specialty physical therapy techniques and ongoing education with the athlete, family, coaches and physicians to ensure a rapid recovery and the latest injury prevention techniques.
Specialty Physical Therapy Services Available
- Individualized home exercise programs
- Therapeutic modalities
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Graston technique
- Isokinetic testing
- Return to sport functional testing
Sports Medicine and Functional Movement Screening
Functional movement screening can help to decrease the incidence of injuries suffered by the competitive athlete or the recreational weekend warrior. This type of sports injury screening assists clinicians in identifying injury factors that can improve overall performance.
What Can Functional Movement Screening Detect?
• Lack of muscle control/coordination (motor control dysfunction)
• Stability issues
• Lack of mobility in joints
• Decreased strength
• Decreased flexibility
• Decreased conditioning
• Decreased posturing
What Kind of Sports Injury Screening Is Available?
• Screens that assess posture, alignment, range of motion, strength and balance
• Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) assesses seven fundamental movement patterns to find the cause of the problem(s) and not just the source of the pain.
• Functional Movement Screen (FMS) identifies limitations or asymmetries with movement patterns that are key to the quality of movement in individuals who have no complaints of pain and/or any known injury.
Based on the results of a functional movement screening, individualized programs are developed that address the nature of deficits. Some athletes will require mobility and flexibility training and/or sports injury rehabilitation and conditioning while others will need to address stability and motor control disorders/dysfunction.
Preventative Sports Medicine Services/Programs :
The SKIP (Successful Knee Injury Prevention) program was designed to reduce knee injuries, specifically in female athletes. In addition to demonstrating decreased knee landing forces, SKIP also improves jumping/landing mechanics that results in a three- to four-fold reduction in the risk for serious injury.
As a unique brand of sports medicine, SKIP has rapidly evolved to help both male and female athletes enjoy improvements in their vertical jump, speed, agility and power.
Designed to be performed two times per week for six weeks, SKIP incorporates strength training, static and dynamic stretching, and comprehensive jump/polymetric progression.
Treatment of Injured Athletes — Sports Injury Physical Therapy :
Unfortunately, injuries do occur to the most well-conditioned, professional athletes. Applying the correct sports injury rehabilitation and conditioning therapy depends on the mechanism and severity of the injury and is essential to promoting healthy, therapeutic healing.
Each patient/athlete seeking sports medicine services will have a customized program established to maximize the potential for precise healing and maintaining consistent sports performance levels. People heal at different rates and require different treatments in order to return to their prior levels of functioning.
Sports injury physical therapy options include :
• Modalities :
Ice, heat, ultrasound, iontophoresis and electric stimulation to relieve pain and inflammation.
• Manual therapy :
Hands-on work by the therapist to address muscle and/or myofascial tightness, trigger points, muscle spasms, decreased range of motion in the joints, lack of motion in the vertebrae of the spine, swelling, and/or reduced flexibility to improve overall mobility while decreasing pain.
• Exercise :
Prescribed by the clinician to decrease edema and increase range of motion, flexibility, strength and endurance to prepare athletes for returning to rigorous physical activity