Keeping you in the game
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine combines forces with Freeman athletic trainers to provide world-class care to recreational, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Our team provides athletic injury assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and follow-up evaluations tailored to your needs. From diagnosis to treatment, through rehabilitation and recovery, our team gets you back in the game. Actively involved in the community, our athletic trainers perform on-site injury assessment and treatment during athletic events. Because injuries don't always occur during regular business hours, we have a certified athletic trainer on-call every weekend.
Throughout the year, Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center provides free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes from 26 area schools. We also make school visits to assist doctors, coaches and school nurses in caring for injured athletes.
Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Certified athletic trainers
- Licensed physical therapists
- Fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists
- Consulting orthopaedic physicians
- Mobile Sports Medicine Center — sports medicine on wheels
We believe that prevention is the best medicine, so in addition to injury care, we provide educational programs and seminars for coaches, athletic trainers, parent groups and community organizations on topics such as:
- Recognition and treatment of athletic injuries
- Sports nutrition
- Development of flexibility and conditioning programs.
Aquatic therapy is physical therapy performed in water under the direction of a licensed physical therapist. Through aquatic therapy, you can increase your strength, range of motion, and flexibility. The warmth of the water soothes aches and encourages muscle relaxation, while the buoyancy of water reduces body mass and increases support.
Our HydroWorx® aquatic therapy pool, unique to our region, features a treadmill and underwater camera to allow specially-trained therapists to monitor patients during therapy. The floor rises and lowers to meet patients’ needs, making it more accessible for all patients to enter, exercise and exit the pool.
Patients with a variety of conditions may benefit from aquatic therapy:
- Back injuries and postoperative rehabilitation
- Fibromyalgia/chronic pain
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Lower extremity injuries
- Total joint replacement rehabilitation
- Athletic injury rehabilitation
- Stroke and neurological conditions
Please note that aquatic therapy isn’t appropriate for every patient—your physician can determine whether this type of treatment is best for you. Consult your physician if you’re interested in receiving aquatic therapy.
Lymphedema, a condition in which fluid collects in tissue, can cause swelling in various parts of the body, usually the arms and legs. While no cure exists, Freeman Lymphedema Clinic can help you control the symptoms through treatment and education. We're committed to providing the highest level of care and we work closely with your physician to best meet your treatment needs. Our experienced clinicians have achieved certification in the Vodder Technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).
A physician referral is required for treatment, and treatment should begin as soon as possible.
- Swelling of hands, feet, limbs, or other body parts
- Skin dryness and thickness
- Heaviness, aching, and tightness
- Lymph fluid leakage
- Limited movement
- Repeated infections
- Joint pain
- Difficulty fitting into clothes
Treatment may include:
- Skin care to heal wounds and eliminate bacteria
- Manual lymphatic drainage to empty and decompress obstructed lymph vessels
- Compression bandages to prevent the affected limb from refilling
- Remedial exercises to facilitate drainage of fluid
- Recommendations to prevent further swelling
As a convenience, we partner with Freeman Health Essentials and Pink Door Boutique in prescribing health-related garments and other products to support your treatment.
Our lymphedema support group meets quarterly and features educational programs, speakers and tips for care at home. A newsletter detailing upcoming events and up-to-date helpful information about lymphedema can be mailed to you upon request.