Gifford’s bustling and expert Sports Medicine Clinic at the Sharon Health Center is committed to providing athletes of all abilities specialized care for injuries and illnesses. It strives to prevent future injuries and promotes lifelong fitness and wellness.
Founded on a belief that the human body was created to move and be active, the clinic works to maximize patients’ enjoyment of activities and minimize time away from athletics due to injury or illness. This is accomplished through treatment programs tailored to the needs of each patient; the use of diagnostic imaging and therapies to aid in diagnosis and recovery; consultations with appropriate area specialists, other health care providers, coaches and school personnel; and through the expertise, experience and collaboration of the clinic’s team of providers.
The team includes specialists in sports medicine, podiatry, chiropractics, physical therapy, athletic training and nursing – many of whom are athletes themselves and thus understand the importance of sports and athletic endeavors to physical, emotional and psychological well-being.
To aid in diagnosis and recovery, the clinic provides physical therapy in an impressive gym space, X-ray technology and MRIs from a visiting mobile unit on site.
Additional services include:
Diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg injuries and ailments in children and adults, including but not limited to:
- Overuse injuries
- Acute and chronic pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Tendon ruptures
- Diagnosis and treatment of other pediatric and adult sport injuries
- Physical therapy
- Gait analysis
- PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy)
- Chronic ankle instability
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bone spurs
- Care for back pain and back injury related pain
- Athletic training
Who’s right for you? What do all those initials mean?
To help you choose the right provider, here are descriptions of some of the provider types Gifford offers.