What is orthopedic sports medicine?

Orthopedic means a focus on treating musculoskeletal issues including the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.

Sports medicine is not a specific branch of medicine, rather it includes a group of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines that focus on the health of athletes.

Together, orthopedic sports medicine is the diagnosis, injury prevention, and restoration through medical care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal structures for athletes. Orthopedic sports medicine specialists focus on:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries.
  • Conditioning and training athletes.
  • Providing fitness advice.
  • Providing dietary and nutrition advice.

An estimated 8.6 million Americans experience a sports injury each year, according to the CDC, but they are preventable and treatable.

With a focus on soft tissue biomechanics, BackFit Health + Spine can provide non-surgical treatment plan options that can get you back in the game faster.

What conditions can BackFit help prevent and heal?

This is a partial list of sports injuries and conditions we see the most:

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • ACL tears
  • Ankle sprains, strains + instability
  • Arthritis
  • Back spasms
  • Bicep tendon rupture
  • Bone spurs
  • Bulging discs
  • Bursitis
  • Concussion
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Elbow pain
  • Headaches
  • Herniated discs
  • Hip pain
  • Knee sprains + strains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Limping (gait abnormalities)
  • Low back pain
  • Meniscus tears
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Nutrition deficiency
  • Pinched nerves
  • “Pins + needles”
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash

Our goal is to prevent these problems before they happen, but we can also help if you’ve already sustained an injury.

We often work with tennis players, basketball players, swimmers, runners, volleyball players, gym enthusiasts, and many more athletes.

What treatments does BackFit offer?

From trigger point injections to regular chiropractic adjustments, exercise programs and stretches, dietary guidance, in-house imaging, nutritional injections, IV therapy, custom orthotics, and more, we believe that surgery is the last option.

Orthopedic sports medicine is suited for patients of all ages and from recreational to professional players and athletes.

Have a sports injury or looking how to prevent one?
Schedule your first visit here.

Want more information?

Contact Us

How to Encourage Stretching for Your Kids

For children, stretching should be part of their overall, day-to-day physical activity routine. While flexibility tends…

Read more
blog image depicting a doctor assessing a knee injury on a patient

Did I Tear My ACL?

The anterior cruciate ligament — more commonly known simply as the ACL — is a key…

Read more

Common Athletic Injuries and What to Do About Them

Athletic Injuries Athletic injuries can range in severity and you may not know you’ve actually hurt…

Read more

Should Parents Let Their Children Play Football?

Should Parents Let Their Child Play Football Pros And Cons Football is a favorite high school…

Read more

How Do Sports Affect Our Bodies Long Term

Kids who start playing sports at a young age get into the habit of exercising on…

Read more
sports injuries

How Athletic Injuries Impact Your Body, Even Years Later

Playing any sport, from baseball to football, comes with a high physical demand that can put…

Read more
star star star star star

Real Stories, Real Change, Real Results

5 star average with over 500 reviews

star star star star star

Absolutely love this place! My husband and I have been going here for a while, and every time they remember us. We never have to re-explain anything. From the front desk to the medical team and chiropractors, they genuinely care. I’ve been having issues with my back and knee for as long as I can remember, and they helped make me feel better then I ever have. It's hard to find businesses that are run like BackFit. They have what is best for you at heart. Thanks for making my husband and I feel better then we’ve felt in years!

Cyndil W
star star star star star

I would highly recommend BackFit. The staff and doctors are wonderful and my treatment has been very successful. My migraine headaches and sciatic nerve pain are completely gone. I have significantly less lower back pain and much more range of motion despite the fact that the disc in my back was very damaged. I can now go about my daily living without health issues getting in the way.

Annie S
star star star star star

Great adjustments. Friendly staff too. Good therapists for exercising and stretching before I get adjusted. Been going for 4 years, totally love coming to get adjusted. Not scary at all. I had severe lower back pain and spasms. When I go for a routine adjustment it keeps from back pain occurring and my back spasming.

Cubby R
star star star star star

Going to BackFit was one of the best decisions I've made. I couldn't get out of bed because of severe back pain. I called BackFit and they were able to see me that day. They took x-rays in office. Loved that I didn't have to go anywhere else. Went back a couple days later to go over x-ray results with the chiropractor and started working on a solution, also with their in-house physician assistant and physical therapist. Not only have they been able to relieve the pain in my back but they have worked on other kinks in my body. Oh, and they also helped me lose weight. What more can I say, the people are amazing and the results are amazing! If anything in your body hurts, go to BackFit!

Natalie B
star star star star star

I recommend this place to everyone! Highly attentive professionals that are not only motivational and work very well as a team, but most importantly make you feel like family. I always look forward to my visits.

Brenda Z
star star star star star

The team here is so friendly and helpful! They helped me rehab my whiplash and back pain! I am so grateful for the people that took the time to listen to me and that gave me the attention I needed.

Edelmira Y
star star star star star

I look forward and enjoy every visit in my road to back recovery. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. I will no longer be looking for another chiropractor office to meet my back needs. I also like the fact they provide other health needs.

Don V
star star star star star

I was a little weary at first, but man even in the first two weeks they are really making a difference in my health! I felt the difference just after my first visit! I am committed to coming back and staying consistently. I actually recommend!

K S