Sports injuries occur any time you’re active, whether you’re a professional athlete, participate in school sports, or enjoy walking around the block. Dr. Jeffrey Carley at Carley Family Care specializes in sports medicine, treating injuries in patients of all ages with comprehensive treatment that combines medical care with osteopathic manipulation and physical therapy. It’s important to get early treatment for an injury to prevent ongoing damage, so call the office in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, or book an appointment online.
Dr. Carley has years of sports medicine experience, working with athletes, weekend warriors, and patients of all ages who simply enjoy staying active.
As a family physician, he’s familiar with a broad range of issues, from athletes needing balance training and pain management, to young school athletes who want to downplay their symptoms so they can stay in action. He also helps older patients needing customized and gentle exercises to stay healthy.
Examples of sports-related problems often treated at Carley Family Care include:
Dr. Carley is extensively trained in osteopathic manipulation, which he may use alone or to complement conventional medical management of musculoskeletal problems.
Osteopathic manipulation effectively relieves pain (including lower back pain), improves range of motion, and promotes healing of injured muscles, soft tissues, and joints.
Dr. Carley performs multiple types of osteopathic manipulation, depending on your injury. A few examples of osteopathic techniques include:
When you suffer a sports injury — or an injury caused by an activity — it’s important to prevent further damage to the involved bones, ligaments, tendons, or joints with professional treatment.
After performing a thorough exam and diagnostic imaging when needed, Dr. Carley develops a customized treatment plan that incorporates medical treatment with osteopathic therapies as needed for your condition.
After reducing your pain and swelling, Dr. Carley develops a rehabilitation program including physical therapy to rebuild strength, improve flexibility, and regain mobility.
He teaches young athletes how to prevent sports injuries, helps established athletes develop a training regimen, and creates a customized treatment plan for older patients needing to regain functioning.
When an injury slows you down, call Carley Family Care or book an appointment online so you can safely return to your normal activities.