Sports Medicine in Philadelphia, PA
Most people think sports medicine is a specialty for professional athletes. Anyone who participates in any kind of exercise is at some risk for injury or at least joint pain. Dr. Daniel Lebowitz, M.D., a board-certified physician at World Wellness Health Institute, is experienced in sports medicine to treat people in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding communities, who strive for peak performance in their athletic abilities.
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is an area of medicine where physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries, as well as general orthopedic-related pain. Most of these issues occur in the neck, back, hips, knees and shoulders. The objective is to return full use to the affected area and prevent any re-injuries. Sports medicine physicians focus on helping athletes, as well as anyone who participates in sports-related activities, maintain good physical condition so that they can attain peak performance in their area of interest.
Benefits of Sports Medicine
Sports medicine specialists not only treat injuries to athletes but also those to people injured while exercising as it offers the following benefits:
- Preventive care to avoid injuries or re-injuries
- Rehabilitation to return the injured area to full use
- Treatment for a wide variety of injuries
- Improvement of athletic performance
- Return of full range of motion to the injured area
How Does Sports Medicine Work?
At World Wellness Health Institute, we treat a wide variety of sports-related injuries. With our capabilities and treatment options, we can tailor a treatment regimen to fit the active lifestyles of our patients, whether they are an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply want to maintain joint mobility to retain their independence. Dr. Lebowitz evaluates the conditions and customizes a plan to heal the injury and return full range of motion using a combination of traditional and alternative medicine protocols and, if possible, without the need of surgery. Once the injury has healed, continued therapy is recommended to prevent any re-injury to the same area.
Sports Medicine Preparation
For the most part, patients seek sports medicine treatment following an injury or overuse to a specific part of the body like a knee, the back or other area. When an injury happens, it is important to seek treatment immediately so that a firm diagnosis can be made and treatment can begin.
Sports Medicine Recovery
In sports medicine, the recovery is the primary part of the process as it deals with the healing. There is no set regimen for healing, as each injury is different and relies on different therapies to heal. It is important to follow the instructions for healing and to work closely with your physician so that the recovery process takes as little time as possible. As part of a customized wellness program, there must be open dialogue between the patient and physician to ensure the plan works, and there is no further injury.
How Much Does Sports Medicine Cost?
The cost of treatment using sports medicine varies for patients, based on their needs and injuries, if applicable. At World Wellness Health Institute, there is an annual base fee for the concierge program in which patients have appointments or visits with Dr. Lebowitz about every two months then, any other costs for specific treatments are added if necessary. We can help you determine if your health insurance plan provides coverage for any of the treatments for an injury. During a complimentary consultation in which Dr. Lebowitz goes over the wellness program, he can discuss the cost with you, as well as payment options and financing through CareCredit®.
Is Sports Medicine Right for Me?
If you have suffered an acute injury or deal with any overuse pain from any kind of athletic activity, a physician with sports medicine training may be right for you. As an experienced sports medicine physician, Dr. Lebowitz works with you to treat your injury or pain from overuse in order to return full mobility to the affected area. Additionally, if you have chronic joint pain and want relief, he works with you to determine the cause of the pain and offers a customized treatment plan to relieve and heal the affected area.
Sports Medicine Consultation
Your complimentary consultation with Dr. Lebowitz regarding sports medicine and how it can help your injury or pain begins with an in-depth discussion and evaluation about the injury or activities that seem to cause the pain, as well as your medical history and overall health checkup. Once that is accomplished, he can address your lifestyle and activities in which you participate so he can develop a customized treatment plan to heal the injury or pain, as well as prevent any further injuries. At World Wellness Health Institute, our approach involves a partnership between our patients and Dr. Lebowitz, so throughout the consultation, or any other time, please do not hesitate to ask questions as we believe patients play an active role in their own healthcare.
At World Wellness Health Institute, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz customizes a treatment plan in sports medicine for people living in Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia and the surrounding communities who want to heal from a sports-related injury or chronic pain so they can achieve wellness. Contact us today!
*Individual results may vary