Magna Physical Therapy &
Sports Medicine Center LLC
302 W. Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
Sports Medicine Specialist: A sports medicine specialist is an individual with specialized education and training who focuses on the medical and therapeutic aspects of sports participation and physical activity. This title of sports medicine specialist does not necessarily mean the specialist is a physician. There are bachelors, masters, and certificate programs in sports medicine.
What is a Sports Medicine Physical Therapist?
Sports medicine physical therapists have specialized training in the field in therapy that deals with sport or exercise-related injuries. Their primary focus is on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that occur during sports and other physical activity.
Sports medicine physical therapists specialize in rehabilitation which specifically trains individuals for a safe return to a specific sport or activity. Special training emphasizes particular muscle groups and bodily systems which are pertinent to that sport (Specificity of Training).
What is a Sports Medicine Physician?
Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the field in medicine that deals with sport or exercise-related injuries. Their primary focus is on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that occur during sports and other physical activity.
A sports medicine physician receives special training during a fellowship program in sports medicine after finishing a residency program in another specialty, such as primary care or orthopedic surgery. There are currently no widespread residency programs in sports medicine.
Most primary care sports medicine doctors complete a three-year family medicine residency after medical school, and then choose to focus on sports medicine. An orthopedic surgery residency leads to a career as an orthopedic surgeon, many specializing in the treatment of athletes.
Magna Physical Therapy is a trusted sports medicine center serving the state of Connecticut. Please call us at 860-679-0430 to schedule a consultation.
"After my first knee scope I didn't do any rehab
at all and I've always felt that my knee is only
85% of what it should be. This time around
(on the other knee) I did intensive rehab with Brian
and his staff and I feel 110%.
I'm able to transfer my weight to the left, getting
off my right side for the first time in years,
eliminating my push!! I'm able to generate so much
more power now compared to before my surgery
and rehab."Bob Maxon, NBC30 Meteorologist