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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine & Athlete Performance

The goal of Sports Medicine is to help injured athletes get back into action, as quickly and safely as possible. Dr. Zhao treats the full spectrum of athletic injuries and specialize in football, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, rugby, gymnastics, hockey, boxing and other recreational injuries.

Athletes, whether professional or weekend warrior, have different standards. They put much higher stresses on their body and have a competitive drive to fight through pain. Often times, they cannot simply rest or need to recover quicker than the average personDr. Zhao is used to these high goals and standards of ELITE athletes. His specialties include post-operative and sports medicine physiotherapy. Dr. Zhao developed his expertise by training alongside the top doctors in the world. He has extensive experience working with the world renowned orthopedic surgeons from Andrews Sports Medicine and Steadman Clinics, arguably the two top sports medicine clinics in the USA. Dr. Zhao was also involved with EXOS and Athlete’s Performance sports performance centers, where he helped top athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB and Olympics reach their rehabilitation and sports performance goals. These centers are at the forefront of pioneering sports medicine research leading to the most effective treatment methods.

Whether you participate in recreational athletics or exercise to stay healthy, you can count on the same expert, personalized care that Dr. Zhao provides for these professional sports and Olympic.

Quickly AND safely is the goal. The aim is to not only restore the previous level of function, but to improve your athleticism so you are stronger, faster and more explosive than before. Our treatment techniques ARE the leading edge, utilizing progressive programs designed to achieve optimal performance.

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Common Shoulder Injuries Treated by Physical Therapy

  • Overhead Athlete throwing pain and weakness
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears
  • Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separations
  • Shoulder Instability and Dislocation
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Common Elbow Injuries Treated by Physical Therapy

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondy)
  • Golf Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • UCL Strains and Tears
  • Olecranon Bursitis
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Common Knee Injuries Treated by Physical Therapy

  • ACL, PCL, MCL Ligament Sprains and Tears
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus tears
  • Chondral/Cartilage Defects
  • Patella-femoral Pain
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Illiotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome
  • Fractures
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Foot & Ankle

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries Treated by Physical Therapy

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Chronic Ankle Instability
  • Ankle and foot fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis or Repair
Post-Operative Conditions

Post-Operative Conditions

and many more Post-operative and sports injuries....
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Performance Testing

These programs focus on building strength, power, speed, quickness, and endurance specific to each sport and athlete, while creating greater mobility and flexibility to decrease injury potential. As an professional or recreational athlete, you're challenged every day to perform at the highest levels against the best competition. Being prepared physically and mentally is essential to gain a competitive edge and enjoy a long, productive career.

“We work with elite athletes at every level”

  • Sport Specific Training and Movement Screens
  • Reducing Recovery Time
  • Sports Science
    • VO2 Max Testing
    • Isokinetic Strength Testing
    • Gait, Running and 3D Biomechanics Analysis
    • Marathon, Triathlon, Ironman
  • Peak Performance Training
  • Road Cycling and Bicycle Fitting
  • Speed, Agility, Endurance and Explosive Power
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Injury Prevention

Athlete Injury Risk (AIR) Screen

Comprehensive quick screen performed by doctor of physical therapy to assess an athlete’s general strength and flexibility. This combined with evidence based data, can identify common muscle imbalances, faulty mechanics and impairments that are key risk factors for injury. Pre-injury rehabilitation IS the most effective method for injury prevention. The test is modified test to the sport specific movements of the athlete. Our AIR screen is the same given and performed on professional American football, basketball, baseball soccer and collegiate athletes during their off season training.

Testing includes:

  • Upper and Lower Extremity Strength and Flexibility Testing
  • Throwing and Running Mechanics
  • Rotator cuff and Labral Check
  • Knee Ligament and Cartilage testing
  • Core Strength and Balance Testing
  • Return to Sport Qualifications post-injury or surgery

Detailed assessment along with recommendations will be given to the athlete.

We are committed to reducing the incidence and severity of sports injuries. Our clinical team is actively involved in educating athletes about injury prevention and recognition. By teaching athletes proper strength building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance and training techniques, we believe we can help them minimize the risk of injury occurrence.

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