Sports Medicine

When it comes to sports medicine, there is no more trusted name in the Purcellville area than Purcellville Orthopedic. We serve both Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley High school athletes as well as middle school and club athletes. Our expertise also goes to weekend warriors from the age of eight to eighty and more. Our services are specifically designed to help the area's athletes overcome the most common injuries that occur on and off the field.

Athletic Injuries are Taken Seriously at Purcellville Orthopedic

The problem with athletic injuries is that, if not treated, they can become far more serious and jeopardizing to the athlete. In fact, they may lead to a life or joint pain or muscle soreness that can never be fully treated or eliminated. We believe in thorough, early treatment of an injury that is as comprehensive as possible.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation:

Whether you run, bike, swim, jog, walk, play basketball, tennis, racquetball, squash, football, ski, or volleyball, you can rest assured our clinicians are knowledgeable on the physical demands of your sport and can help you return to activity safely and quickly. Our staff is involved in many sports and understand the mental and physical stresses that sports place on the human body.

>We pride ourselves in keeping up to date on the mechanics not only of your body but also of your sport. Our programs offer a bridge from rehab to performance. Our physical therapists are trained in helping the athlete return to an optimal level of performance. Count on us to diagnose, treat, and return you to your sport of choice and help you perform even better than before!

Tendonitis and Bursitis:

By definition, tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon as it attaches a muscle to the bone. Bursitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sac that lubricates the tendons at the bone attachments. These "itises" often go hand in hand and are common in repetitive motion activities - whether it be throwing a ball, lifting at work, or just poor sitting posture. Muscle weaknesses throughout the body often lead to these cumulative stress injuries resulting in tendonitis or bursitis. Very common areas are the rotator cuff, elbow, hip and knee. Elbow tendonitis, or epicondylitis, is often referred to as "tennis elbow" or "golfers elbow."

Sprain/Strain Recovery & Prevention:

These terms refer to ligament and muscle injuries.Trauma causes most ligament sprains and muscle strains. Our clinics are well equipped with the most commonly practiced modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis and heat/ cold applications. Research has shown these therapies to be beneficial in the acute healing process. Modality coupled with early intervention exercise is the best approach to timely healing from acute traumatic injuries. Our knowledge of proper muscle activity and therapeutic exercise training can help you avoid unforeseen injury by optimizing muscle strength and endurance.

Pre/Post Surgery Rehabilitation:

Our therapists and clinicians are educated in the most up-to-date rehab protocols that will speed your recovery and return you to pain free activity whether you are a competitive athlete, weekend warrior or stay at home mother of 2! We will also work closely with your surgeon on any specific protocols that she or he might order.

Rotator Cuff Programs:

The rotator cuff is the major muscle mover of your shoulder. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles: the supraspinatus, teres minor, infraspinatus, and the subscapularis. These muscles are subject to stress from repetitive movements, overhead activities and poor posture. At rest, your rotator cuff is responsible for holding your humerus bone in the joint space. Therefore, if you are upright your rotator cuff is at work. This is why a rounded shoulder/forward head posture can often be responsible for the development of rotator cuff dysfunction. Knowledge of proper muscle strengthening and supportive muscles such as your upper back are integral in the development of a sound rehabilitation program for rotator cuff problems.

When choosing Purcellville Orthopedic, athletes and their loved ones can rest assured that even the most serious injuries will be fully rehabilitated. Our serious commitment to solving these problems will result in a better, longer, more enjoyable life for our patients.