Sports Medicine in Birmingham
Sports-related injuries happen to both professional athletes and weekend sports participants alike. East Cooper Physicians, a provider of world-class sports medicine in Birmingham, caters to professionals and weekend warriors, and our level of care hasn't gone unnoticed. Whether you’re young, old, or any age in between, our providers have the knowledge, equipment, and abilities to create a plan to help you recover and get back in the game.
Schedule Your Comprehensive Sports Physical
Participating in a sport is a great way to have fun while exercising. Athletes know that in order to participate in their favorite game, they have to pay extra attention to their health. That's where our medical facility comes in. Unlike a regular physical exam, a sports physical is a more in-depth look at your health condition to ensure that you are in good enough shape to participate.
Before the thorough exam, you will complete a medical history report. This provides our sports medicine physician with detailed information regarding your health, including any illnesses or injuries you have had. It also includes a section about medical problems that run in your family and any medicine you take frequently. Once you have filled out the questionnaire, our sports provider takes you back to the exam room. Here, one of our skilled practitioners will:
- Check Your Eyesight
- Feel Your Abdominal Area
- Check Your Height & Weight
- Listen to Your Heart & Lungs
- Test Your Strength & Flexibility
- Complete a Blood Pressure Reading
- Look into Your Ears, Nose, & Throat
Proper Sports Nutrition for a Better Performance
What you eat makes a difference in how you feel. This is especially true for athletes. Whether you participate in a fall sport or spring sport, you need to focus on consuming more calories than the average person. It is also important to think about what you use to fuel your body. By eating the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats and drinking plenty of water, you improve your athletic performance, increase your energy, and maintain optimal health.
Backed by many decades of experience in sports media, our physicians are readily available to discuss the importance of sports nutrition with you. Schedule your appointment today to schedule your consultation.
A Sports Provider Who Helps Athletes Recover
Sports medicine involves so much more than physicals and nutrition. Led by a foremost sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeons, we also offer care to help athletes prevent and recover from injuries. If a sports-related injury occurs, you’ll feel at ease knowing that our facility uses cutting-edge technology and equipment to treat injuries quickly and efficiently, so athletes can get back to doing what they love most: playing a sport. Some of the injuries we treat include:
- Back & Neck
- Lower Leg, Ankle, & Foot
- Arm, Elbow, Wrist, & Hand
Treat sports-related injuries with medical services from our sports medicine department. Call 844-692-2401 to learn more about our procedures. We proudly serve patients throughout Birmingham, Alabama.