Sports Medicine—not just for athletes

Now available at the Lemay Office

All Associates in Family Medicine offices treat injuries, and it is always recommended to start treatment with your primary care physician. Sometimes, however, your provider may wish to call on a consultant.

AFM Sports Medicine at Lemay is equipped for full-service point-of-care sports medicine and office orthopedics. Brad Abrahamson, MD is located at the Lemay office and is our practice’s fellowship trained sports medicine physician. He also has additional training in Orthopedics. AFM Sports Medicine at Lemay offers a complete treatment for fractures, overuse injuries and non-specific joint pain.

Did you know that sports medicine goes beyond bone and joint injuries? To become certified in sports medicine, a physician must do other rotations, such as cardiology, where he or she will learn about the dangers of heart murmurs. Sports medicine physicians are also trained in performance nutrition and training physiology.

The AFM sports medicine staff is experienced outside the clinic as well. Dr. Abrahamson is a USA Cycling Certified Coach and stays up-to-date on the training and performance concerns of today’s athlete. Dr. Steve Broman has extensive experience and has volunteered with US international wrestling.

Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes. Whether you are an eighty-year-old with shoulder pain or a two-year-old who has landed at the bottom of a playground slide too fast, we are here to help. Following are some examples of typical visits at Sports Medicine:

(a) 15-year-old basketball player with knee pain;
(b) 40-year-old recreational soccer or softball player with an Achilles injury;
(c) 19-year-old elite distance runner with a stress fracture;
(d) 64-year-old mechanic with shoulder pain;
(e) 6-year-old who fell off the “monkey bars” and has a deformed forearm;
(f) 70-year-old distance runner with knee effusions (water on the knee);
(g) 17-year-old high school football player with possible concussion;
(h) 3-year-old who has fallen off a slide and won’t put weight on one foot;
(i) 55-year-old person getting joint injections to delay total knee surgery;
(j) 12-year-old Arsenal soccer player with knee pain and return-to-play questions
(k) 60-year-old who fell on the ice and has a wrist fracture.

The focus of sports medicine is to return people to activity and function regardless of the exact situation. We offer an array of joint injections, equipment to reduce (“set”) fractures, on-site x-ray, thoughtful physical exam and diagnosis, and daily full access to experienced sports medicine physicians. We work closely and daily with physical therapists and others on the health team. Often the role of sports medicine is to assist your doctor in treating your complex injuries or impairing musculoskeletal problems. AFM has experienced providers throughout their seven offices who know how to treat your injuries and when to refer you to Sports Medicine.