Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on the health and wellness of athletes and fitness enthusiasts to manage health, physical fitness, performance, and various injuries.

Dr. Rowland specializes in sports medicine and received specialty training to manage your health to prevent an injury or help you recover from one. He has many years of sports medicine experience and served as a physician for the Marlins when they won the World Series in 1997.

Am I a good candidate for sports medicine?

If you suffered an injury while playing a sport or engaging in physical activity, then you may be considered a good candidate for sports medicine. In addition to being a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Rowland is also a family physician who can manage all of your health needs and concerns.

Common sports-related injuries that require specialized care include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee or shoulder injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Concussion
  • Heat-related conditions
  • Exercise-related asthma

Dr. Rowland’s training means he can provide you with the special orthopedic consult you need to heal as quickly and safely as possible so you can get back to the sport or other physical activity you enjoy.

If needed, Dr. Rowland can refer you to other specialists to assist in your recovery, including physical therapists or orthopedic surgeons.

What can I expect during a sports medicine examination?

Dr. Rowland and his team at Boca General & Family Medicine provide comprehensive examinations when you come in for a sports medicine appointment. In addition to your physical exam, Dr. Rowland also wants to learn more about your sport and your training schedule so he can provide you with the most effective care that supports good health and improves your overall performance.

Dr. Rowland also offers sports physicals and the required paperwork for school athletes.

Dr. Rowland and his team at Boca General & Family Medicine provide athletes with the highly specialized medical care they need to get and stay well. For expert sports medicine care from a team that goes above and beyond to meet your health care needs, call the office today or request an appointment online.