Sports Medicine

Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine

Pain Medicine located in Glen Rock, NJ

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, you don’t want a sports injury to keep you away from the game you love. As experts in sports medicine, Kevin McElroy, DO, and Steven Ferrer, MD, and the team at Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine provide expert care for sports-related injuries with treatments that include physical therapy, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, stem cell injections, and beyond. Find out more by calling the Glen Rock, New Jersey, office or scheduling a consultation online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What does sports medicine treat?

Sports medicine deals with a range of injuries involving much of your body, such as:

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Golfer’s or tennis elbow
  • Elbow strain
  • ACL tear
  • MCL tear
  • Torn meniscus
  • Labral tear
  • Hip flexor strain
  • Bursitis
  • Snapping hip
  • Ankle sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis

Most sports-related injuries don’t require surgery and can be treated conservatively using advanced nonsurgical techniques.

Whether you’ve suffered an injury while training for a marathon, working out, or shoveling snow, the sports medicine doctors at Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine can set you on the path to recovery.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Your doctor at Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine begins by conducting a thorough physical examination.

He asks about when your injury began and listens as you describe your symptoms. Sometimes, you need tests to help confirm your diagnosis. Your doctor may recommend:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Dynamic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Nerve testing

These tests are performed in the convenience of Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine’s office.

How are sports injuries treated?

As an expert in sports medicine, your doctor recommends the correct treatment out of a broad range of options to help you feel 100% again. Treatment options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Interventional spine procedures
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Regenerative medicine (stem cell injections)

Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine is one of the few pain management clinics in the country to provide stem cell injections to treat joint, muscle, and tendon injuries.

Requiring no surgery, stem cell injections encourage your body to heal from your sports injury, instead of merely masking your symptoms.

What should I expect from physical therapy?

Therapists at Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine take the time to work directly with you to create a specific plan to help you return to your sports activities while reducing your risk of recurrent injuries.

The practice uses a team approach where physical therapists work hand-in-hand with your doctor to customize a sports rehabilitation plan for you.  

What is osteopathic manipulation sports medicine?

Osteopathic manipulation is hands-on care for sports injuries that focuses on treating you as a whole person rather than simply treating your symptoms or pain.

Osteopathic manipulation techniques, which incorporate your own muscles and ligaments, are typically part of your customized pain management program. The program also incorporates some or all of these methods:

  • Strain-counterstrain: to increase range of motion and minimize muscle spasms and pain
  • Myofascial release: to release areas of tightness and restriction
  • Muscle energy: to progressively increase joint mobility with the use of resistance

A sports injury doesn’t need to be a game-ender. Call the experts in sports medicine at Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine today or book a consultation online.