Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand.
A sports medicine healthcare provider is special trained to restore function to injured patients so they can get moving again as soon as possible. In the chiropractic profession there are four sport medicine training credentials. A Diplomate (DACBSP), master’s degree, ICCSP and CCSP. Dr Forcum has three of the four and teaches for the fourth credential. These trainings provide expertise in preventing illness and injury in active people. In addition to working with professional and amateur athletes, a sports medicine approach can benefit goal-oriented children and teens involved in sports and adults who exercise for personal fitness as well as people who have physically demanding jobs, like construction workers.
Sports medicine not only treats sports-related injuries, but also focuses on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance training in order to help athletes improve their game. Dr Forcum is accustomed to working with interdisciplinary medical team and referring to other healthcare specialists when indicated.