Sports medicine doctors at Kalter PMR treat recreational athletes, and weekend warriors that have suffered an injury playing the sport they love or just training too hard. Physically active individuals will eventually experience an injury that will require care from a sports injury doctor. Kalter PMR brings cutting-edge pain relieving strategies to the table to both prevent and treat sports injuries.
Sports injuries can be caused by direct impact accidents, overuse, inadequate protective gear, poor physical condition, poor training practices, or failing to just warm up. All which can cause a breakdown of the soft tissue in your body such as in the muscles, tendons or fascia from head, shoulders, spine, hips, knees, ankle and toes. When an athletes condition becomes complicated, not just any physician will do. Your primary care physician will probably recommend a sports injury doctor that specializes in musculoskeletal injury physical therapy & rehabilitation.
Meet Dr. Matthew Kalter, one of Long Island’s top sports medicine physicians helping athletes manage pain, heal quickly, safely, following an injury.
Dr. Kalter provides each patient with one-on-one personalized injury care. Treatment plans begin with an examination of the patients injury, along with any lab work and X-rays.
Dr. Kalter takes the time necessary to educate the patient on the treatment options available in detail ensuring they are comfortable with their treatment plan.
Athletes will be treated with pain management care in order to provide long-term corrective pain relief. The body requires support as it heals from injury. Muscles need strengthening not only for recovery but to also reduce the risk of re-injury, and relieving pain.
- Cycling: Ankles, Feet Knees, Back, Neck Injuries
- Running: Shin Splints, Runners Knee, Muscle Strain, Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome, Overuse
- Swimming: Elbow, Foot, & Back Injuries
- Golf: Shoulder Injuries, Elbow Injuries
- Team Sports: Muscle Sprain Strain/ Tear, Tendonitis or a ruptured tendon, Ankle sprains.
- Weight Lifting: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Rotator Cuff Tear, Patellar Tendonitis, Back Sprains & Strains, Herniated Disk
- Acute Injuries: Inflammation, Soft Tissue Damage
- Musculoskeletal Injuries: Strain, Rupture,Tendonitis, Sprain, Bursitis, Fascia, Cartilage damage.
Whether you are an athlete runner, hiker, tennis player, or gym rat the potential to injure yourself is a given. If your experiencing inflammation combined with pain that worsens after an injury to the ankle, knee, or joint should see a sports medicine physician. Sometimes the injury may require more extensive treatment such as electrical current stimulation or injection therapy. This type of pain management is easily performed by a sports medicine professional.
Dr. Kalter utilizes conservative, non-surgical treatment methods when treating athletes for sports related injuries. Such treatments may include: injection therapy, spinal cord stimulators, physical therapy, and exercise.
Dr. Kalter utilizes many common treatment procedures and techniques to treat sports related injuries.
After the injury has healed, the athlete will often need physical therapy of some sort to restore the normal functioning of the damaged part. Physical therapy will gradually help restore flexibility, strength and full range of motion to the injured part. The therapy will typically involve stretching and other exercises.
Professional and amateur athletes will always be at risk of sustaining some form of sports injury due to their hard training and physical activity. Whether the sport is football, soccer, golf tennis or baseball, the body undergoes a lot of stress, tightening muscles, soft tissue contusions, and strains that can cause serious injury.
If you have an existing sports injury schedule an appointment with Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Matthew Kalter for an exam. Dr. Kalter will help you recover from an injury faster by pinpointing the cause of your injury and setting you on the right road to rehabilitation.