Do you live by the motto “work hard, play hard”? So do we. Unfortunately, we can sometimes play too hard and injure ourselves. Many of our patients are professional and weekend athletes who, on occasion, find themselves injured as they participate in sports activities. Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, knee sprains, muscle strains, low back injuries, neck injuries, rib sprains, sprained ankles, and separated shoulders are some of the most common things we see everyday in our office. Alaska is an active state, and as such, we have our fair share of sports injuries. If you find that you have an acute complaint from a sports related injury, or you are dealing with a chronic condition that has failed to resolve itself (through professional treatment or otherwise) we may have a solution for you. Our doctors are trained to evaluate not only the conditions themselves, but also the unique challenges of certain activities including (but not limited to) weight training, skiing, hockey, football, soccer, gymnastics, rugby, volleyball, and many other sports. A visit for a sports injury will entail the through history and examination to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Exercise rehabilitation, stretching, physiotherapeutic modalities, soft tissue work, and spinal manipulation (adjustments) are all common forms of treatment for sports injuries. Our relationships with other orthopedic groups in Alaska allow us to collaborate on cases where additional interventions (such as MRIs and sports medicine) are necessary. Want to get back into sports? Our doctor’s can evaluate you needs and help you with a plan of action to get back in the game. We have successfully treated a variety of different athletes from recreational softball players to professional and collegiate athletes. If you have a sports injury call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.