Helping Athletes throughout Shelby and Surrounding Counties
Injuries during the athletic season can sideline a player for months. With
the right care, those injuries can be quickly remedied to help people
get back on their feet and playing again. Major Health Partners has been
helping athletes get back in the game for over 15 years, and our state-of-the-art
equipment and facilities make it more convenient than ever to get back
in the game.
What is Sports Medicine?
Anyone who maintains an active lifestyle may be a sports medicine patient
at some point. This field of medicine deals with the high impact and strenuous
exercise involved in physical activity, dealing with bones, ligaments,
muscles, and even some brain issues that may result from a concussion.
The musculoskeletal care offered in sports medicine may be required in
such cases as:
- Tendon sprains
- Muscle strains or tears
- Fracture care
- Joint pain
- Back and neck pain
Treatment for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Our Board Certified Sports medicine physician, Dr. Gregory Howard works
with our local Shelby County Certified Athletic Trainers to prevent further
damage from high impact sports. Athletes with potentially weak ankles
or knees may need to have their joints taped to prevent hyperextension
or strain. Athletes who have been injured may require treatments such
as assisted stretching, weight training, massage, or immersive ice baths.
The goal is to minimize the likelihood of injuries through preventive
practices, and treat injuries without the use of surgery whenever possible.
Our sports medicine doctor is the team physician for Shelby County High
Schools. As the medical director of SportWorks Rehabilitation, he has
provided countless student-athletes with quality care and even attends
many local sporting events as an on-site physician. Our outstanding medical
team has the experience to help student-athletes know the best way to
prevent injury and perform at the highest level.
- If you have suffered a musculoskeletal injury, call MHP Sports Medicine
to learn more about our available treatment options