Sports Training and Rehabilitation
MedStar Union Memorial Sports Medicine offers a full-range of rehabilitation services:
Physical therapy prevents, identifies, corrects and alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction. The main objective of physical therapy is to promote optimum health and function. Working with physicians, our physical therapists are trained to improve movement and function, relieve pain and expand mobility potential. Through evaluation and treatment programs, physical therapy can help existing problems and prevent future ones.
(at Bel Air, Pasadena, River Hill and MedStar Union Memorial locations)
Occupational therapy uses activity to restore and maintain a person’s physical and mental status to the highest functional level possible so that they may perform everyday activities as well as recreational ones. To do this, people learn to adapt their activity, adapt the environment surrounding the activity and/or adapt how they do their activity.
(at Bel Air, Pasadena, River Hill, Stadium Place and MedStar Union Memorial locations)
Union Memorial Sports Medicine offers certified hand therapists and specially trained physical and occupational therapists dedicated to restoring the patient’s hand, arm or upper extremity to the greatest degree possible. Backed by the 25-year reputation of The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, our therapists specialize in acute trauma, arthritis, cumulative trauma disorders, multiple trauma and sports injuries.
Aquatic Therapy (Bel Air location only)
Aquatic therapy provides an alternative environment in which to achieve treatment goals. Aquatic therapy assists with goals relating to stretching, gait training, endurance, aerobic conditioning, pain relief, lumbar stabilization, and balance.
As allied health professionals, our certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are an intricate part of Union Memorial Sports Medicine’s clinical team. In collaboration with physicians and therapists, ATCs work to prevent, identify, treat and rehabilitate the injured athlete. Working on the sidelines as well as in the sports medicine center’s clinical setting, the goal of athletic training is to return the athlete to his/her sport of choice as quickly as possible.
State-of-the-Art Equipment at UMH
- Biodex Stability Platform
- Biodex System 3 — Isokinetic Device
- Kin-Com: computerized rehab and evaluation machines that allow the therapist to select the exact type, speed and duration of exercises to be performed by the patient. These machines, with their artificial intelligence, guide the patient through their independent workout with visual and verbal feedback.
- B.A.P.S. Board (Biomechanical Ankle Platform System)
- Light Therapy
- N.M.E.S. (Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation)
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- U.B.E. (Upper Body Ergometer) - 2
- T.E.N.S. (Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation)
- Cryo-Cuff - 2
- Aerobic Conditioning Machines (i.e. elliptical trainer, recumbent and upright bikes, treadmills and stair climbers)
- Dumbbells (1-40 lbs.)
- Olympic Bar and Free Weights
- Sports Performance Equipment (Agility Ladder, Bosu, Dyna Disc)
Call 1-877-34-ORTHO (1-877-346-7846) for a referral to one of our doctors, or request an appointment.