WHAT IS A SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Dr. Marcia Newby-Goodman is a Sports Medicine Physician. This means that she is Fellowship-trained in non-surgical musculoskeletal treatments, the evaluation and management of concussions and prevention and treatment of activity-related injuries and illness. She aims to permit the patient to achieve his or her personal best in any and all sports or activities.
COMMON REASONS TO SEE A SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
- Non-surgical care for activity-related conditions (Tendon/joint injuries, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal issues)
- Ultrasound-guided procedures
- Injury risk assessment
- Concussion evaluation and management
- Return-to-play decisions for sick or injured athletes
- Nutrition, strength and conditioning, and performance issues
- Exercise prescription for patients wanting to increase fitness
IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON?
While orthopedic surgeons specialize in the operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, Sports Medicine Physicians focus on the whole person to accurately diagnose and optimize non-operative treatment of these injuries. This serves the great majority of the population since the majority of musculoskeletal injuries are best treated non-surgically. Common examples of musculoskeletal problems include acute ankle, knee and shoulder injuries; muscle strains; fractures and joint dislocations; and overuse injuries such as tendonitis and stress fractures.
SPORTS MEDICINE IS NOT JUST FOR COMPETITIVE ATHLETES
Regardless of whether patients are running a marathon, biking their favorite trail or taking their first steps toward a healthier life, a Sports Medicine Physician understands each person, and is uniquely qualified to help them achieve their personal best
Sports Medicine Physicians are also ideal providers for the active individual and are excellent resources for those who wish to become active or begin an exercise program. For the “weekend warrior” or “industrial athlete” who experiences an injury, the same expertise used for the competitive athlete can be applied to return the individual as quickly as possible to full function