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Sports Medicine Specialist

Young's Physical Therapy & Acupuncture

Physical Therapy & Acupuncture located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Athletes, both amateur and professional, often depend on sports medicine as an essential part of their ability to perform or play a sport recreationally. Youngsoo Oh, PT, of Youngs Physical Therapy & Acupuncture, provides comprehensive physical therapy and sports medicine services as a way to help patients of all ages in the Midtown Manhattan area of New York City proactively address any areas of potential injury or overuse. If you’re an athlete of any level who would like to prevent injuries whenever possible, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of medical treatment and care that focuses on helping athletes prevent injuries and treat them when they do occur. Many professional athletes have a team of sports medicine specialists that include:

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Athletic trainers
  • Coaches
  • Physical therapists

Each of these health care providers works together with the athlete to prevent injuries and rehabilitate them when they do experience one.

Do I Have to be a Professional Athlete to Benefit from Sports Medicine?

No. Sports medicine professionals help amateur athletes and nonathletes as well as the pros. Sports medicine providers like Mr. Oh are a valuable resource if you’re engaging in an exercise program as part of your pain management treatment, or because you want to lead a healthier overall lifestyle.

“Weekend warriors” often play sports or engage in activities without properly warming up or stretching, and end up with acute (temporary) injuries. If you’re one of the many individuals who lead a relatively inactive life as a result of a mostly sedentary work environment, you may easily strain or sprain muscles and tendons when participating in a weekend activity. Mr. Oh can help restore you to full function as quickly as possible through a combination of physical therapies and rehabilitation techniques.

What Types of Injuries Do Sports Medicine Professionals Treat?

Sports medicine physicians and physical therapists like Mr. Oh are well trained in conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system. They specialize in treating injuries and conditions nonsurgically, which makes Dr. Oh an ideal choice for those wishing to avoid invasive procedures and long recovery periods. Some common examples of musculoskeletal issues that often respond well to sports medicine approaches include:

  • Acute injuries: ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries
  • Overuse injuries: rotator cuff, tendonitis, stress fractures
  • Osteoarthritis pain

Overall, Mr. Oh is concerned with assessing your injury and managing both acute and chronic conditions so you can get fully recovered and back in the game as soon as possible.

You don’t have to wait until you have an injury to seek treatment, as learning how to prevent injuries is often the best medicine. Whether you’re an athlete, or simply want to embark on a more active lifestyle, give Mr. Oh a call or schedule a consultation today using the online system.