Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is the field of medicine that specializes in athletic performance, and the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.

 

Unfortunately, sports injuries are not at all rare. Injuries that can often take weeks, or even months, to heal up – sometimes leaving the player off the field for the rest of the season, or longer.


And potentially with dire impact on their future in the sport.

Injuries occur in all types of sports and at all levels – from the professional athlete, to the high school athlete, to the dad who simply enjoys throwing the ball around with his kids on Sunday.

Football player

Common sports injuries include:

 

American football

  • Knee injuries: especially to the ACL/PCL and menisci
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shoulder injuries

 

Basketball

  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee injuries
  • Jammed fingers

 

Baseball

  • Elbow injuries
  • Shoulder injuries

 

Get Back in the Game

Laser therapy accelerates the natural healing process – by increasing the production of ATP (energy to the cells), and thereby:

  • Boosting the immune system
  • Reducing swelling
  • Relieving pain
  • Increasing the blood flow
  • ... and more

 

In short, helping the athlete get better – and back in the game – faster.

 

Laser therapy is therefore an excellent modality for sports medicine practitioners, and others who treat patients suffering from a sports injury.

 

More and more research is also showing benefits of laser therapy treatments before exercise: for enhancing performance, as well as decreasing fatigue and accelerating recovery after exercise.

 

Accelerated natural healing

Typical examples from practitioners who work with laser therapy:

  • Torn ligament heals in 6-8 days
  • Sprain heals in 6-8 days
  • Tendinitis heals in 3-4 weeks
  • Jumper’s Knee heals in 3-4 weeks
  • Tennis Elbow heals in 3-4 weeks

 

Tackle Sports Injuries with the Right Tool

The PowerLaser Pro models and the GigaLaser from PowerMedic Lasers are excellent tools for practitioners of sports medicine.

 

The GigaLaser covers a large area, for instance the whole knee, ankle, or shoulder, plus it can be used unassisted, and is therefore very suitable in a clinic setting, for effective and effortless treatments.

 

The PowerLaser Pro models are compact, handheld, and battery operated and therefore ideal for the practitioner on the go, for quick and effective treatments in the locker room, at away games etc.