Sports Rehabilitation Services and Treatments
Sports Rehabilitation services and treatments offered at Burke include:
Acupuncture: Patients can find relief from chronic pain with acupuncture. This traditional Chinese medicine healing technique is available by licensed acupuncturists at Burke. Acupuncture is known to reduce pain in some patients. Acupoints (specific anatomic sites on the body) are stimulated with the insertion of a fine needle into the skin. Based on some research, acupuncture may have positive effects on the body’s nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular and digestive systems, and is now covered by many insurance policies.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound: A musculoskeletal ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses a small probe and gel on the skin outside of the body to generate an image of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue inside the body. A trained Burke physician will perform an ultrasound to help diagnose and treat a patient’s musculoskeletal medical condition.
Nerve blocks: Burke patients suffering from acute neuropathic pain in a particular part of the body may benefit from an evaluation by a trained Burke physician to be considered for a nerve block. This procedure blocks pain through a specific nerve, thereby reducing pain in a particular region of the body.
Peripheral joint injections: Burke physicians with advanced training may treat patients suffering from pain and inflammation of the joints due to acute or overused injuries or medical conditions by injecting medication directly into the problem area. Joint injections are a viable alternative for patients who elect not to have surgery or have a health condition that prohibits them from surgery.
Percutaneous tenotomy: Trained Burke physicians perform percutaneous tenotomies for patients suffering from pain in their muscles and tendons. During this outpatient based image guided procedure, medication is injected into and around the painful tendon, thereby reducing the chronic pain of tendonitis.