Posts in Sports Medicine

4 Reasons Why Your Student Athlete Needs a Sports Medicine Doctor

October 23, 2019 | Sports Medicine

Working on a Ankle Injury with a sports medicine doctor

When your student athlete is on the field or the court, you’re likely beaming with pride. Parents know the benefits of being involved with sports far outweigh the risks, but unfortunately, injuries do happen. In most cases, children and teens will bounce back from an injury quickly. In other cases, there can be lasting effects that cause problems throughout adulthood. 

School athletic trainers play a vital role in injury prevention and treatment, but setting your child up with a sports medicine doctor will provide even stronger protection. Injured students who work with both a physician and a trainer tend to heal more quickly and are less likely to have a repeat injury. 

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Why Your Student Shouldn’t Play the Same Sport Year-Round

September 30, 2019 | Sports Medicine

teenager girl playing soccer kicking ball

Longer playing seasons, sports camps, and the popularity of travel teams have made it possible for children to play one sport all year long. In addition, many well-meaning parents and coaches may encourage a child to start specializing in one sport at an early age, reasoning it can raise the chances of earning a college scholarship or even a professional sports career. A closer look at recent research shows this may not be the best path. 

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4 Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

September 12, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Wellness

Man running while listening to music in park

Breathing in fresh air, the exhilaration of conquering another mile, or a pathway to better health — these are just a few of the reasons why people choose running. Whatever your running routine, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about how to avoid injury. It’s a sport known for a fairly high rate of injury due to the amount of stress put on your feet and legs. 

With some proactive steps, you can lower your risk of getting hurt. We’ve put together a list to help you stay safe and avoid some of the most common running injuries. 

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Does Your Athlete Have the Right Safety Equipment?

September 9, 2019 | Sports Medicine

high school football players in tackleEach year, cases of severe high school athletic injuries make news headlines in the United States. In addition, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. 

How can you keep your athlete from becoming a statistic? 

One of the most important things parents can do is to make sure children have the right safety gear. While safety equipment won’t prevent all injuries, it’s vital to lowering the chances of getting hurt. 

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Tips for Training to Run Your First 5k: Interview with Dr. Rigby

August 29, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Community

 

What’s the biggest obstacle that keeps you from running?  In this recent video interview on WFMY-2, Dr. Michael Rigby, a sports medicine doctor at LeBauer HealthCare at Horse Pen Creek, discusses what to consider and steps to take to get on a successful track towards your running goals.

Whether you’re thinking about training for your first 5k or working towards another running goal, Dr. Rigby recommends the following.

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Sports Medicine: A Q&A with LeBauer’s Jeremy Schmitz, M.D.

January 4, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Provider

Dr. Jeremy Schmitz, Sports Medicine at LeBauer Grandover VillageIf you’re in need of a sports medicine doctor and are looking for someone who truly cares about your well-being as an individual, Jeremy Schmitz, MD, is currently accepting new patients. Schmitz works at LeBauer’s new Grandover office located on Guilford College Road in Greensboro, NC.  

As part of the LeBauer Sports Medicine team, Schmitz treats a wide array of sports medicine conditions.

Get to know more about him through this Q&A session!

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Discover Quality Care for Adults and Children at the new LeBauer office at Grandover Village

November 12, 2018 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Sports Medicine, Location

You never know when you’re going to need to call on a doctor, so it’s a good idea to establish a
primary care physician for you and your family before the need for medical care actually arises.
LeBauer HealthCare offers quality care for the entire family across the Triad and is excited to
announce our newest location, Grandover Village. This brand new facility is at 4023 Guilford
College Road in Greensboro, NC. It’s an incredibly convenient location for those located in Grandover, Sedgefield, Adams Farm, Jamestown, and students at Guilford Technical
Community College!

Discover more about the services and team you’ll find in our new office.

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Concussion Recovery: When Is it Safe to Return to Activities?

September 25, 2018 | Sports Medicine

Concussion symptoms can vary between individuals and may include headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, sleep disturbances, and visual issues. While these symptoms vary from patient to patient, one of the most common questions patients and families ask is, “How much time will it take to recover from a concussion?”

Student athletes are often eager to return to games and practice, while adults may feel pressure to get back to work or resume their normal workout routine. However, rushing back to regular activity levels can cause symptoms to linger, making recovery even more challenging. 

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LeBauer’s Valerie Wolf Discusses Concussion Signs and Treatments with Fox 8

September 6, 2018 | Sports Medicine

Valerie Wolf, director of athletic training, on Fox 8This time of year is prime time for parents to be thinking about concussions as their athletes hit the field for football, soccer, and other high-impact sports.

Valerie Wolf, the Director of Athletic Training and Concussion Clinic at LeBauer Sports Medicine, talks about the most common signs and effects of a concussion that parents should be on the lookout for, and how to get treatment, on this recent Fox 8 House Call.

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