Services

SOME OF OUR SPECIALTY MEDICAL SERVICES
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Sports Medicine Physician Assessment

Sports medicine physician assessment allows for rapid diagnosis of your injury. A personalized treatment plan will be developed at the initial visit. This may include treatment of the injury, prevention of further injury and maintenance of ongoing physical activity while the injury heals. Treatment options will be discussed to allow you to individualize the plan that works best for you!

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Physiotherapy

Our sport physiotherapists will restore function, strength, flexibility and balance by using a combination of exercise, manual therapy, and therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, IFC and muscle stimulation to return you as soon as is appropriate.

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Athletic Therapy

Our Athletic Therapists will use up-to-date information and techniques to diagnose and treat your sports and activity injuries, including concussions. Athletic Therapy is a field that specializes in managing athletes (often elite level athletes) and active people who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries, both chronic and acute. They use a variety of techniques such as exercise, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, ultrasound, IFC, and muscle stimulation to get you back to your sport/activity faster.

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Shockwave Therapy

At the Sports Medicine Centre of Excellence, we offer radial shockwave therapy which has been shown to be highly effective at treating a variety of tendon injuries and plantar fasciitis. The shockwaves stimulate a healing response.

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Custom Knee Bracing

The Sports Medicine Centre for Excellence will fit you with a knee brace that has been designed to fit your knee and address the problem with your knee if this is appropriate. Some of the more common reasons for a custom knee brace include an injury to a ligament (ACL, MCL, LCL or PCL),  meniscus, or osteoarthritis. These braces are covered by most insurance plans. We will ensure you get the right brace for your injury and sport or activity.

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Off the shelf Bracing

Some injuries require support or protection to speed healing or to allow you to return to your activities sooner. At the Sports Medicine Centre for Excellence, we carry a wide selection of high quality braces. If you require a different brace, we will measure you, order the brace and have it within 3 business days usually. We check that the brace is appropriate, fits well and answer your questions.

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Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) Injections

Plasma rich platelet (PRP) injection is a cutting edge procedure that harnesses the body’s ability to heal by concentrating platelets and growth factors and then injecting them back into the same person’s injured body part. This requires drawing a small amount of blood from the injured person, spinning the blood in a centrifuge, and then injecting the blood into injured part. This is typically used for osteoarthritis and tendon injuries. Research supports the use of PRP for the treatment of mild osteoarthritis. Research studies where PRP is used to treat tendon injuries are ongoing.

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Prolotherapy Injections

Dextrose (a naturally occurring sugar) and a local anesthetic are injected into the injured tissue. This injection causes an inflammatory reaction that generates a healing response. Typically, these injections are used after other methods have not yielded satisfactory results.

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Steroid Injections

For certain conditions, a cortisone injection may bring relief quickly with its strong anti-inflammatory properties. These benefits must be carefully weighed against the potential for harm. After the pain has improved, it is important to strengthen the surrounding muscles.

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Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Hyluaronic acid injections are used for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and other joints. Hyluaronic acid is found naturally in joint fluid but with osteoarthritis the joint fluid becomes less viscous (less thick). These injections increase the viscosity (increases the thickness) of the joint fluid.

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Therapy Supplies

We carry Thera-band and KT tape to help you stay active.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China and has been shown to relieve pain in studies. Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles at specific locations in the body.

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Ultrasound guided injections have been shown to improve accuracy of injections with fewer to deliver the medication to the desired tissue. We commonly perform these injections to knees, shoulders, ankles, feet, wrists and hands.