We practice three main sports medicine / musculoskeletal medicine procedures which have proven to be highly successful with an overwhelming majority of our patients. Our non-surgical pain management methods are at the core of how we contribute to and support your recovery.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS)
This type of ultrasound imaging is used for evaluating muscles, tendons, and ligaments associated with various joints. The advantages of using ultrasound include a comparable, if not more accurate diagnosis of soft tissue injury than MRI, decreased costs, and the ability to perform what we call “dynamic tests” in real-time, at the point-of-service. MSKUS is also used for guiding injection therapies.
Regenerative Injection Techniques (RIT)
The basis of RIT involves stimulating the healing of muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries that have not improved with traditional approaches such as physical therapy. There are two types of RIT:
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections involve taking the patient’s blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge to separate platelet cells from the rest of the blood, and then injecting the platelet cells that contain growth factors into the injured area to promote healing.
Prolotherapy (proliferation injection therapy) employs the same concept as PRP but uses a different injection solution consisting of dextrose and an anesthetic. The basis of this type of therapy is to create a “controlled injury” to stimulate the body’s healing response.
Working in tandem with one or both of these types of injection therapies, patients often continue to work with their physical therapists to get the most out of their treatments.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)
OMM is a treatment commonly used for patients who have strained their back either playing sports or at work or have been involved in a “whiplash” injury from a motor vehicle accident. Also, many people who have sedentary jobs, or sit for a long time at a desk develop “knots” in the shoulder blade region. By performing OMM, a procedure designed to mobilize the restricted motion of the joint, a DO helps relieve symptoms which then aid in tapping into your body’s self-healing capabilities.
This includes simple fracture care that does not require surgical intervention, as well as conventional injections for conditions that are genuinely inflammatory by nature. In addition, Pursuit Sports Medicine has a solid team of medical professionals who collaborate with a multi-disciplinary approach in order to offer each patient the exact treatment and care needed.
Who You Are
Sports medicine techniques are not restricted to helping injured athletes. We treat a wide variety of patients with various conditions, for example:
- a computer programmer with carpal tunnel syndrome
- an accident victim suffering from whiplash
- a weekend fitness enthusiast with knee pain
- a professional athlete with tennis elbow