Conditions commonly treated:
• Trauma Surgery
• Sports Medicine
• Arthroscopic Surgery
• Athletic Injuries
• Sports Injuries
• Rotator Cuff Injuries
• Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
• Hand Injuries
• Fracture Care
• Operative & Non-operative (most) Orthopedic Injuries
• Current Alternative Treatments
Before proceeding with orthopedic surgery, it is quite common for patients to have physical therapy. Getting several weeks of physical therapy before undergoing surgery can reduce joint inflammation and improve blood flow to the area. By doing so, the healing process to follow will be shortened and significantly enhanced.
After surgery, physical therapy could play a vital role in helping you get back to your regular life. At SMWIO we strongly recommend physical therapy as a method of improving range of motion, minimizing scar tissue development, and in general, to obtain a maximized healing process.
There is a common myth that surgery is a solve-it-all solution. Our experience indicates otherwise. We’ve seen physical therapy work so well that sometimes it has eliminated the need for surgery. We’ve also experienced first hand how surgery isn’t always the best route. The outcome depends on the person, and since we are all very unique, so are our treatments.
Recreational physical activities and athletics require superior physical capacity, and with such, higher chances for getting injured arise. Our doctors’ expertise comes from learning first hand how to treat any type of sport injury. They rank at the top 1% in medical certifications, and are trusted medical directors for the NBA and MLB.