Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries.
Bayfront Health Medical Group's sports medicine doctors are specialist physicians who have completed medical school, residency training in a specialty, such as physiatry or orthopedic surgery, and have then continued to complete additional training in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
With extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine, our sports medicine doctors specialize in treating athletes and other physically active individuals, as well as helping them with preventing injuries.
Our sports medicine doctors provide diagnostic and treatment services for the following conditions:
- Injuries, such as torn muscle, pulled ligament or tendon broken bone
- Chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes
- Advice on managing and preventing injuries
What Is Sports Medicine? - Sports medicine doctors have special training to restore function to injured patients so they can get moving again as soon as possible. They are also knowledgeable about preventing illness and injury in active people.
Sports Injuries: When to Call the Doc - When should you treat a sports injury yourself, and when should you stop playing until you see a physician? Here are a few sports injuries that you should know about.
Sports-Related Knee Injuries - Overuse injuries occur when the intensity and length of regular workouts are increased. Impact injuries are caused by direct blows sustained in contact sports such as basketball or football. Knee injuries also can result from falls, jumps or sudden knee twists when you're running, dancing or doing a step workout.
Sports Safety - Learn how injuries can be prevented with proper use of safety gear, changes to the playing environment, and the establishment of sports rules that help prevent injuries.
Carlos R. Rodriguez, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Katherine Wojnowich, M.D.
Bayfront Medical Plaza
603 7th Street South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701