Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation FAQs
Sports Medicine Overview
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation can assist in restoring movement and function while also providing interventions to optimize overall performance and the risk of re-injury. The team at Allegheny Medical utilizes various interventions to meet the needs of the athlete starting with an overall functional assessment, including isometric muscle testing, to develop a personalized treatment plan. Providers may also utilize other treatments including electrical stimulation, BEMER, cupping, ultrasound, and other modalities to optimize function and performance.
BEMER therapy has been shown to be extremely beneficial to athletes on all levels, and can optimize endurance and overall performance. After training and conditioning, many athletes experience muscle fatigue and return to peak performance, which can occur due to sub-optimal blood flow. BEMER, standing for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation, uses a pulsed electromagnetic field to deliver a bio-rhythmically defined therapeutic signal in order to promote healthy circulation, which is vital to optimal health. The device activates the body's own power of self-healing by promoting micro circulation, a process that opens capillaries and helps the body produce more energy, to maintain health and support healing.
When our body is adequately nourished and metabolic waste products are removed, our bodies are healthier and function more properly. Many physical discomforts and impairments are directly related to diminished circulation. Without good blood flow, you simply cannot be at your best; this is because healthy circulation is the cornerstone of health! BEMER’s patented signal has been scientifically shown to temporarily improve blood flow. Improving local blood flow circulation within the muscle tissue is vital for optimal muscle function and eliminating toxins.
Interested in trying it for yourself? We offer the first 3 sessions of BEMER free, after that you are able to purchase a session individually or one of our package deals. BEMER is a commitment and needs to be done regularly in order to continue to see optimal benefits.
Our Rehabilitation Services
Many people experience injury, accidents, trauma or disease that impacts their ability to enjoy a full range of motion in one or more areas of the body. Through physiotherapy and physical rehabilitation highly trained and specialized doctors and therapists can work with you to help you regain and maintain improved functioning and movement and also to help naturally reduce or eliminate any pain you may be experiencing.
For patients in North Fayette, Findlay, Coraopolis, Moon Township, Pittsburgh and Robinson Township meeting with a physical therapist and discussing the issues you are experiencing is the first step. Your physical therapist will then work with you to develop exercises and activities that you can do in physical rehabilitation sessions as well as at home to help return movement to normal or as close as possible given the injury or health issues.
In addition, the doctors and physical therapists at Allegheny Medical are able to complete employment physicals both pre-hire as well as to confirm ability to return to work after an injury or illness.