Sports Medicine Specialist

Monarque Health & Wellness -  - Family Medicine, and Functional Medicine

Monarque Health & Wellness

Family Medicine and Functional Medicine located in Ashland, OR

When you play a sport or are training for an athletic event, a knowledgeable provider well-versed in sports medicine is a valuable asset. The medical team at Monarque Health & Wellness in Ashland, Oregon, offers support for your sports or other physical activities through sports physicals, as well as diagnosis and treatment of concussions and other injuries. To find health care support for your active lifestyle, call or book an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a focus of primary care medicine that helps to support you and your family’s active lifestyle. The goal of sports medicine is to ensure your safety before, during, and after you participate in your sport or activity.

The sports medicine specialists at Monarque Health & Wellness can help you be your best for a sport, exercise, or athletic event by:

  • Performing pre-training assessments
  • Completing pre-participation physicals
  • Monitoring for potential injury
  • Assessing and treating concussions
  • Diagnosing and treating injuries
  • Counseling for diet and nutritional supplementation
  • Coordinating care with physical therapists or orthopedic specialists  
  • Assessing and supporting mental health

They work with you and your family to achieve your activity goals, whether you want to run a marathon or your child wants to play soccer for the first time.

What does a sports physical entail?

Before you or your child participates in a sport or activity, a pre-participation physical or pre-training assessment is important to ensure you’re at optimal health for that level of activity.

Essentially, these assessments have two main parts:

Medical history

Your provider collects information related to your past health history, including previous illnesses or injuries, medications, allergies, and family history.

Physical examination

A physical exam involves measuring your vital signs, evaluating your body systems, recording your height and weight, and testing your vision and hearing.

Depending on your age and the nature of your sport or activity, your provider may suggest you also have a pre-activity electrocardiogram (EKG) to establish that you have a healthy heart rhythm.

What are common injuries treated with sports medicine?

An increase in your physical activity increases the potential for certain conditions and injuries. Sports medicine can help prevent, diagnose, and treat common sports injuries such as:

  • Concussions
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Bone fractures
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Heat stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Knee, shoulder, and ankle injuries
  • Eating disorders
  • Tendon and cartilage injuries

The sports medicine specialists at Monarque Health & Wellness make your safety and health a priority, so you can focus on meeting your personal sports and athletic goals.

For a sports medicine consultation, call or book an appointment with Monarque Health & Wellness today.