What is Sports Medicine?

Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the health and well being of the athlete. The “athlete” may be a youth athlete, high school, collegiate or professional athlete, as well as an individual who exercises for health or recreation. A variety of Sports Medicine professionals are involved in caring for the athlete including the team physician (the leader of the team), athletic trainer, physical therapist, nutritionist, and psychologist, among others. The team physician is very often a Sports Medicine specialist, a physician with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury. A Sports Medicine specialist can provide the athlete with guidance regarding training techniques, injury prevention, and diagnosis and treatment of sports-related problems.

El Dorado Hills and the surrounding communities are overflowing with opportunities for competitive and recreational activities. Everywhere you look, there are athletes taking advantage of what this area has to offer! Where there are athletes, there is a need for someone to care for them. El Dorado Hills Sports Medicine is uniquely positioned to provide quality and accessible Sports Medicine care right here in El Dorado Hills.

Whether you are a competitive or recreational athlete, a weekend warrior or a regular exerciser, a Sports Medicine specialist can help you achieve your fitness goals!