Sports Medicine Specialist

ParikhHealth

Primary Care Center & Sports Medicine Clinic located in Santa Clara, CA

Sports medicine specifically treats people who participate in physical fitness related to sports or exercise. Neesheet Parikh, DO, and Sapna Rajput, DO, at ParikhHealth in Santa Clara, California, offer this distinct field of medicine, treating athletes with this special type of care. To learn more about sports medicine and what it offers, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine providing a highly specialized focus on helping injured athletes get back in the game as fast as possible after they’ve had an injury. As an athlete, your body can experience injuries while playing your sport. If you get hurt, you need to heal quickly. 

This field of health care came into practice in the late 20th century to provide care for athletes and active people.

Sports medicine covers several areas, including:

  • Primary care
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Health and wellness promotion
  • Emergency services
  • Therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation to injuries

Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) physicians have extensive education and training for musculoskeletal issues, treating injuries of the muscles, tendons, and bones. The team at ParikhHealth also treats chronic illnesses that can affect your physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes. 

They can treat a host of different issues. In addition, they educate, advise, and give guidance on how to protect yourself from injury.

What services does sports medicine provide?

When you visit the medical expert team at ParikhHealth, services provided include:

  • Sports physicals
  • Preoperative clearance exams
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy

In addition, the practice offers a membership-based plan designed to give athletes care that’s unique to their personal medical needs. The service provides specific treatments that take on a modern approach to primary care visits that allow you to reach your health and wellness goals.

Does sports medicine provide specialty treatments?

The answer is yes. The providers at ParikhHealth treat entire sports teams, giving each individual the attentive care they need. They also provide concussion management. 

Although sports medicine specializes in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, your sports medicine provider has the expertise to perform surgery, which might be needed if physical therapy can’t fully heal your injury.

What are the benefits of sports medicine?

Overall, sports medicine benefits athletes and active people, providing:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Personal training
  • Preventive care
  • Wide range of treatments

If you’re an athlete or physically active, call the team at ParikhHealth today or book a consultation online.