Active Athlete Sports Medicine
3891 Charlestown Road • New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 949-3482 • Fax: (812) 945-3505
3891 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150
Fax: (812) 945-3505
(812) 949-3482 Stan Schooler MD
Doesn’t mean you have to “stay” on the bench!
Not an athlete and have pain?
Don’t worry, our rehabilitation specialists assist in treating muscle and tissue injuries unrelated to sports as well.
A great majority of sports injuries are muscle and tissue related and do not require surgery. That is why seeing a physician specifically trained in the treatment of sports-related muscle and tissue injuries should always be your first step to quick relief and recovery.
What is a Sports Medicine Physician?
A physician with specialized training who promotes lifelong fitness and wellness, and encourages prevention of illness and injury. This physician helps the patient maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work or school.
He or she is a leader of the sports medicine team, which also includes specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, other personnel and, of course, the athlete.
They are experienced sports medicine physicians with a primary specialty in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, most of whom obtain 1–2 years of additionsl training in sports medicine through accredited fellowship (subspecialty) programs in Sports Medicine.
Physicians who are board certified in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Pediatrics are then elgible to take take a subspecilaty qulification examination in Sports Medicine. Additional forums which add to the expertise of a Sports Medicine Physician include continuing education in sports medicine and membership and participation in sports medicine societies.
What is the difference between a Sports Medicine Physician and an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Both are well trained in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports Medicine Physicians specialize in the non-operative medical treatment of musculoskeletal sports conditions. Orthopedic surgeons are also trained in the operative treatment of these conditions. Approximately 90% of allsports injuries are non-surgical, and Sports Medicine Physicians can expedite referral to a orthopedic/sports surgeon when indicated, and can help guide referrals to appropriate rehabilitative care and ancillary services as needed. Common examples of musculoskeletal problems include:
Active Athlete Sports Medicine specializes in providing:
Dr. Stan Schooler, MD
Board of Certified Adult & Pediatric Sports Medicine