Sports Medicine

West Jefferson Sports Medicine Program

Treatment for sports & training injuries in New Orleans

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The goal of sports medicine treatment is to heal injuries as fast as possible to players can get back in the game. Sports medicine doctors are trained to treat common injuries incurred from training and during the game. They can also teach you new exercises that will strengthen the injured muscles and help prevent future injuries.

You do not need to be a professional athlete to visit a sports medicine center. At West Jefferson Medical Center, we treat patients of all ages and skill levels. Whether your sport is a major part of your life or just an occasional hobby, our team can help you get back on your feet.Men playing rugby

Here at WJMC, we are the proud, official health care provider for the major league rugby team in New Orleans, LA, The NOLA Gold!

When to see a sports medicine doctor

A serious injury that occurs on the field should probably be treated in the emergency department, but for minor injuries and chronic aches and pains, a sports medicine doctor is often the best choice.

People often visit sports medicine doctors for the following:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Heat stroke
  • Concussions
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Asthma attacks from exercising
  • Tendonitis
  • Nutrition counseling

Doctor looking at athlete's back while athlete holds his back and neckWhen you visit our sports medicine center, you will have access to a multidisciplinary team of professionals who can help you recover, including physical therapists and dietitian educators. We want to know your goals for recovery and build a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. Our team has worked with numerous athletes from a variety of backgrounds. We can offer informed advice to help you build a new training plan that will reduce the risk of sustaining another injury.

Contact West Jefferson Medical Center today to learn more about our sports medicine program.