Sports Medicine refers to the type of treatment philosophy we employ rather than the type of individual we treat.
You do not have to be an athlete, nor does your injury/condition have to be sports related to be seen at the WMU Sports Medicine Clinic. While we do work with competitive athletes and weekend warriors, many of our patients do not fall into these categories.
Sports Medicine evolved as a medical specialty from the need of athletes to quickly rehabilitate injuries and get back into action as soon as possible and at the same time returning to a very high functional activity level. Athletes were returning to vigorous levels of competition much sooner than the general population was even able to return to standard activities.
Today, we employ this treatment philosophy with all our patients—whether their goal is to run a 5K, go up a flight of stairs, or to lift an 8-month-old child. We understand the desire to quickly and safely return to your activities.