Sports Medicine Services
Experienced Henry Ford Health System sports medicine therapists provide the specialized rehabilitation and education needed to help athletes of all ages stay in the game.
Working collaboratively with the patient’s physician, Henry Ford physical therapists and certified athletic trainers develop an individual recovery plan based on the patient’s unique needs. Plans are developed to increase strength and endurance, prevent future injuries and get the patient back to their sport and daily activities as quickly and safely as possible. Acute and overuse injuries commonly seen and treated include:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Sprains and sprains
- Knee injuries, including torn meniscus and ACL
- Rotator cuff tears
- Elbow injuries from golf or tennis
- Shoulder instability, tendonitis and bursitis
- Shoulder and elbow throwing injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Turf toe
- Back and spine pain
Henry Ford athletic trainers and physical therapists also provide preventive sports medicine and consulting services, acting as health advisors and providing first aid to area colleges, university and high school teams.