Sports Medicine in Monterey County
Stay in the Game with Salinas Valley Medical Clinic
Your athletic hobbies are undoubtedly important to you, and they play an
important role in your health. While sports are usually beneficial overall,
they do place you at an increased risk of injury. Salinas Valley Medical
Clinic (SVMC) sports medicine focuses on treating sports related injuries
and improving your overall athletic condition for when you return to the field.
Sports medicine experts have training specifically for injuries resulting
from athletic activities. The cause of your injury often influences how
treatment is performed. For instance, if you are a runner and you start
developing ankle pain, a sports medicine doctor is experienced in what
frequently causes these pains in runners. The doctor can then recommend
new techniques or devices that will prevent the injury from reoccurring.
Improving Your Game
Though a sports injury can be a setback in your athletic career, working
with a sports medicine expert can improve your mental health, training
strategy, and overall approach to your sport.
A holistic sports medicine treatment should include:
Injury recovery – Specially designed treatments to help you recover from a sports accident
quickly and permanently.
Physical therapy – Exercises supervised by a medical professional that increase overall fitness
and strengthen bones and muscle.
Mental health – A sports accident can be both demoralizing and traumatizing. Counseling
with a sports medicine expert can help rebuild your confidence.
Diet – Work with a trained nutritionist to create a diet that improves your athletic
If your injury is severe enough that it permanently prevents you from returning
to the field, do not give into depression. The work you put in is not
for nothing, your body still benefits from all the training you did. A
doctor can help you find other activities that are safe for you to participate
in, and that you will already have an edge in thanks to your previous