Sports Medicine

Work Injury Medicine, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine located in Austin and San Antonio, TX
Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine services offered in Austin and San Antonio, TX

Whether you are a weekend warrior, professional athlete, or Saturday morning walker, Serenity Medical Centers tailor care to your needs, helping you get healthy and stay in the game. From injury assessments to return-to-sport rehabilitation, Helo Chen, DO, and the team of sports medicine experts helps people get back in the game safely. With two convenient offices in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, call the office nearest you to schedule a visit or request an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What sports related conditions can sports medicine treat?

Sports Medicine helps athletes prevent and treat injuries, recover faster and improve their performance. People that suffer from conditions that affect function and mobility can benefit from sports medicine.

Some common sports related conditions include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Elbow pain
  • Ulnar collateral ligament injuries
  • Osgood Schlatter
  • Wrist pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Muscle cramps

In addition to treating these common conditions, the team of sports medicine doctors can also provide advice on diet, exercise, and supplements.

What are sports medicine services offered?

The Serenity Medical Centers team is proud to offer a wide range of sports medicine services in Austin and San Antonio. Services include the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Sports physicals
  • Sports movement assessment
  • Event medicine
  • Pain management
  • Injury prevention
  • Return-to-play protocols
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Other sports related shoulder injury treatment
  • Orthopedic injury treatment
  • Kinesio taping
  • Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections and hyaluronan injections
  • EMSculpt core conditioning and performance-enhancing therapy

Nonsurgical treatment for sprains, strains, stress fractures, and traumatic sports injuries, such as rotator cuff tears and labral tears, and nonsurgical treatment for overuse injuries, such as tennis elbow, shoulder impingement, shoulder instability, and runner’s knee are also among the services offered.

The team at Serenity Medical Centers includes sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, and numerous highly trained orthopedic sub-specialists. As a result, they can provide broad spectrum care for various musculoskeletal conditions.

What is rehabilitation in sports medicine?

Serenity Medical Centers offers sports rehabilitation for injured athletes, as well as return-to-play programs for athletes who have been discharged from regular physical therapy. Return-to-play protocols help athletes stay active between being released and starting back in the game. 

Regardless of your sport, the team of physical therapists will customize a sports rehab regimen for you, your sport, and the position you play.

Why would I need a sports medicine specialist?

During exercise or sports, considerable injuries can happen. Things to look for would be acute pain, inflammation, lack of sensation, and not being able to put weight on the affected area. In that case, immediate treatment is required at an urgent care center or emergency room rather than waiting to see a sports medicine specialist.

If you are not experiencing any of these urgent symptoms, call the office to schedule a sports medicine appointment at Serenity Medical Centers or request one online today.