Sports MedicineIntegrated Care with Excellent Specialists
Sports Medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries due to athletic activity. Many of these disorders are treated with physicial therapy and rehablitation. Severe injury, however, is often treated with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical method that utilizes a camera to look inside a joint and specialized instruments to carry out any necessary surgery in that joint.
When Should You See a Doctor?
You should see a doctor for a sports injury when:
If you are injured during the course of a sporting event, it is always best to seek the advice of your team physician first.
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program at Marina Del Rey Hospital
Our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to enable your recovery after an injury. Our trusted sports physical therapists help people develop, restore and maintain movement and functional ability, while also enhancing their performance. From evaluation and prevention, to treatment and rehabilitation, our physicians incorporate the clinical, educational, and investigational aspects of athletic injuries to treat athletes playing at the high school, college and professional levels, as well as “weekend warriors” from every age group.
Sports Medicine Treatments & Procedures
We treat the full spectrum of athletic injuries in children and adults. Our surgeons put great emphasis on prevention, so the majority of sports injuries we see are treated non-operatively. We aim to incorporate proper education and training to prevent such injuries in the first place.
We Play an Active Role in Our Community
Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.
Steven Shimoyama, M.D.See Profile »
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Jeffrey Colbert, M.D.See Profile »
Robert Watkins IV, M.D.See Profile »
David Chang, M.D.See Profile »
Robert Watkins III, M.D.See Profile »
Robert S. Bray, M.D.See Profile »
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