Sports Medicine

Playing to Win: Sports Medicine Can Get You Back in the Game

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  • Adena Regional Medical Center

Call Adena Bone and Joint today at 740-779-4598 or request an appointment online.

A Care Driven Approach

Whether you are an athlete or not, Adena Sports Medicine is your first line of treatment when it comes to dealing with orthopedic injuries of the bones, ligaments and tendons. Our team of primary care physicians have completed fellowships in sports medicine, making them uniquely equipped to diagnose and treat all types of injuries, from sprains and strains to more complex hip, knee, and back issues.

Adena Sports Medicine’s philosophy is driven by a conservative approach to treatment. Unless an athlete or individual has sustained a traumatic injury that requires emergency care, a sports medicine physician and a team of rehabilitation specialists see patients prior to visiting an orthopedic surgeon. The team provides a thorough assessment and treatment plan. In extreme cases, the team will refer patients to a surgeon. However, most injuries can be treated with a conservative approach involving physical therapy and rehabilitation.    

In fact, while nearly one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related, approximately 90 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries don’t require surgery to heal.

Why does this matter? Besides treating the immediate pain and related symptoms, this athlete and patient-centered approach enables Adena Sports Medicine to:

  • Discover and resolve underlying problems so they don’t recur
  • Build a rapport with athletes and patients to better address emotional and psychosocial aspects of care related to sports and non-sports related injuries
  • Develop a plan for the long-term physical health of the athlete or patient that includes strength, flexibility and stamina

Taking the Lead

This focus on each athlete’s overall health is just one reason why Adena Sports Medicine is a trusted provider of dedicated athletic trainers for eight area high schools, as well as services like sports physicals and concussion management programs. And it’s why we’re frequently called upon to provide medical support and assistance for community sporting events such as Gus Macker Basketball Tournaments, youth soccer games, karate competitions, and cross country events.

Adena takes this responsibility to provide care—as well as education and support—seriously. That’s why we offer Saturday Morning Injury Clinics at the Adena Bone and Joint Center for fall sports, available to all fall high school athletes in our 11-county service area. Coaches across the region also count on Adena to help them maintain their educational requirements related to injury prevention, sideline first aid and more, through our coach clinics.

Adena Sports Medicine, a division of Adena Bone and Joint, includes team members from Adena Rehabilitation and Adena Athletic Trainers. Whether you’re an athlete or simply committed to an active lifestyle, we strive to help you stay moving and perform at your peak, with less pain.

Dr. Chamberlain and Dr. Schiffman on WBEX

Adena Bone and Joint's Dr. Casey Chamberlain and Dr. Eric Schiffman appeared on the WBEX Sounding Board to talk about prevention and treatment of sports injuries. Click the link below to listen.

Rehab, Speech, Hearing and Sports Medicine Fund: Get in the Game

The Adena Health Foundation Rehab, Speech, Hearing and Sports Medicine Fund provides support so people in south central Ohio can get back to being themselves again, whether its on the court, in the boardroom, or at home. The fund’s many beneficiaries include rehabilitation services and therapy for those facing financial hardship, scholarships for Adena’s Athlete of the Month, and the Adena Sports Medicines’ Certified Athletic Trainer Program, which serves high schools in south central Ohio. Help support these vital programs and get people back in the game—make your donation today! 

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