Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on physical fitness and the prevention of injuries that result from sports and exercise.
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on physical fitness and the prevention of injuries that result from sports and exercise. If you or your child have suffered an injury during exercise, a sport or any physical activity, schedule an appointment at Jamison Family Medicine for treatment.
As family medicine providers, we are trained to restore function to an injured patient so that they can get back out on the court or field.* We can also help with injury and illness prevention, given our extensive knowledge on the subject.* Sports medicine doctors work with professional athletes extensively, but they can also help children, teens and adults who are involved in recreational leagues. Even construction workers and other professionals who have physically demanding jobs can benefit from these services.
What does Jamison Family Medicine treat?
We provide treatments for simple fractures, tendonitis, concussions, cartilage injures, ankle sprains, shoulder and knee injuries, asthma, dehydration, heat illness and eating disorders. In addition to addressing eating disorders, we can provide advice on nutritional supplements.
When should I seek treatment?
If you or your child sustains an injury during sports or exercise that is significant, we encourage you to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Severe pain, numbness, swelling or an inability to put weight on an injured area are all grounds for a trip to the ER. For minor to moderate sporting injuries, rest up at home and give us a call for guidance and a referral.
Schedule in Spokane, Washington
If you live in Spokane or the surrounding areas, Jamison Family Medicine is your go-to location for sports medicine. Most sports injuries will not need to be treated with surgery. Pain relievers and/or a cast or sling to keep an injured area immobilized often do the trick. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (509) 319-2430 or request an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.