You or your child may sustain an injury while participating in a number of different activities. From weekend warriors, to trained athletes, many physical activities carry risk of injury. If you are faced with any injury, you may be advised to see a sports medicine healthcare provider for treatment or to prevent further injury.
About OSSM Specialists
The OSSM team of specialists have special training to restore function following your injury. The focus of our sports medicine program is on the prevention of all orthopedic injuries through exercise programs to increase strength, flexibility and endurance, the use of protective equipment and physical therapy.
When you may need a sports medicine healthcare provider
Here are examples of injuries treated by sports medicine healthcare providers:
- Ankle sprains
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Heat illness
- Eating disorders
- Cartilage injuries
In addition, sports medicine healthcare providers can provide advice on exercise and injury prevention.
When to call or visit us
If you or your child sustains a significant injury during exercise or sports, it’s probably best to seek immediate treatment at an urgent care. We conveniently have an Orthopedic Urgent Care in our facility with direct access to our orthopedic specialists. If the pain is unbearable and includes swelling, numbness, and an inability to put any weight on the injured area, please visit our Urgent Care.
Orthopedic Urgent Care: 208.770.2241. Open M-F: 8AM-5PM.
Surgery is the last resort for treating any injury. All patients receive a recovery and rehabilitation plan to get them “back in the game” as quickly and safely as possible.
If you have questions about Sports Medicine or how we may be able to help you recover from an injury, please contact us.
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