The sports medicine program at Texas Health Rockwall is committed to enhancing the well-being of athletes of all ages in our community. We offer a comprehensive program with a full range of services designed to meet athletes' diverse needs right here, close to home.
Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists can assess and treat sports related injuries quickly to get you back to doing what you love. Whether your energies lie on the field, court, in the gym or even in your own home, you may at some time experience an injury. The goal of our program is to reduce the time you are affected by an injury by helping get you to the care you need so that you can return to your healthy lifestyle.
Common Sports-related Injuries
We all know that regular exercise is important to overall health and wellness. But unfortunately injuries are a common occurrence and can happen to anyone at any time regardless of their physical condition. Some of the more common conditions include:
- Muscle strain
- Low back pain
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints)
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Patellar Tendonitis)
- Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golf Elbow)
Most of the conditions above can be prevented by warming up properly, stretching, strengthening as well as using the correct techniques. Proper footwear can also be an important component of exercise to reduce stress on the body. If you do suffer from one of these injuries you may begin self-treatment with rest, ice and wearing a bandage or support device as appropriate. Continued discomfort, loss of function or pain upon continued exercise should be addressed with your physician.
What if it is more serious?
Should you experience an injury more serious than the types of injuries listed above you should seek medical care as soon as it is possible to do so. Contact your family physician or a specialist in the field - or in the event of a true emergency please seek care at the nearest Emergency Room. Texas Health Rockwall has 2 full service Emergency Rooms equipped to care for any emergency.
Concussion is a concern for all athletes as well as parents of young athletes. Texas Health Rockwall offers two baseline concussion testing options to our partner schools and community organizations. These baseline tests are important tools to evaluate the severity of concussions that occurs later and for developing appropriate care plans as a result. For more information on baseline testing please click here http://www.rockwallsportsmed.com/parents.php
Texas Health Rockwall offers community education to help you make the best informed decision possible regarding all aspects of your health. Members of our team are available to speak on a variety of topics including concussion and injury prevention. If you have a specific request please contact the Marketing Department at 469-698-1534 or our Sports Medicine Coordinator.
To see a listing of our current offerings visit our Classes & Events page http://www.texashealthrockwall.com/classes-events/
Find a Care Provider
Texas Health Rockwall has a number of specialists and family practitioners on the medical staff to care for anyone dealing with a sports related injury. To find a physician to care for you please visit our Find-a-Doctor tool at the bottom of this page. Some physicians may be affiliated with our school athletics program as well and information on that program can be seen by clicking the Coaches & Parents button below.
- Orthopedic surgeon - order diagnostics, refer for physical therapy, perform surgery
- Family Practitioner - initial evaluation, order diagnostics, refer to specialist
- Cardiologist – evaluate heart related conditions and concerns
- Spine Surgeon – perform treatment that may or may not include surgery
- Podiatrist/Podiatric Surgeon - treats foot and ankles problems and injuries
Not sure where to turn or what to do? Our Sports Medicine Coordinator is available to talk through options. Call 469-698-1518 during regular office hours Monday through Friday.
Sports Medicine for School and Community-based Programs
Our program provides some of the best treatment options available through a team of experienced health professionals dedicated to promoting mental and physical fitness and performance. Our services include:
- Injury evaluation
- Rehabilitation consultation
- Performance consultation
- Athletic training coverage
- Concussion management
- Physician referral