Posts in Sports Medicine

Preventing and Treating Concussions in Teen Athletes: Learn the 3 R’s

August 9, 2018 | Sports Medicine

youngFor teen athletes who engage in fall sports such as football and soccer, August often marks the return of a regular practice schedule and gearing up for the first games of the season. It’s also a great time for parents, coaches, and athletes to review the symptoms of a concussion and know when and how to get care should a student sustain a head injury.  Dr. Zach Smith, medical director of the LeBauer Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic in Greensboro, NC, shares these tips. 

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5 Tips for Safe Summer Workouts

July 25, 2018 | Sports Medicine, Wellness

Athletes posing for summer workout in park

When you practice a healthy lifestyle and exercising is part of your daily habits, chances are you look forward to moving those workouts outdoors as soon as the weather warms up.

Outdoor summer workouts are not only energizing and fun, but they also offer a new twist on an otherwise standard routine.

North Carolina routinely sees summer temperatures well into the 90s, and the higher the temperature, the more likely a heat-related illness or even sports injury may occur. Before you run outdoors, check out these five simple tips for safe summer workouts!

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Summer Safety: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses with LeBauer’s Dr. Rigby

July 5, 2018 | Sports Medicine

This summer has already been a hot one in North Carolina, and heat can bring additional risk of illness and injury, especially for those who are active or participate in active sports during the warm-weather months.


Dr. Michael Rigby with LeBauer Sports Medicine at Horse Pen Creek talks about some of the most common heat-related illnesses to watch out for, as well as ways to prevent them this summer.

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Discover Complete Sports Medicine and Concussion Care

June 29, 2018 | Sports Medicine

Dr. Zach Smith, MD, LeBauer HealthCareA love for sports as a child and young adult led Dr. Zachary Smith to pursue a career in sports medicine. After two years of playing soccer for a development team of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer franchise, Smith decided to begin medical school. Today, he is board-certified in sports medicine and family medicine and cares for athletes of all ages at LeBauer Sports Medicine at Elam in Greensboro, NC.

“I understand the dedication and sacrifice athletes make – whether they are in high school, college, starting down the professional path, or participating in competitions as an adult,” says Smith.

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Staying Active: A Passion for Sports Medicine

February 6, 2018 | Provider, Sports Medicine

LeBauer Horse Pen Creek Provider Michael Rigby DODr. Michael Rigby enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle. Outside of his work, he spends time with his wife and three children. He enjoys most outdoor activities and mountain biking. Rigby’s passion for health transfers to his love for his patients in sports medicine and rehabilitation.

“‘Objects in motion remain in motion,’ is not only a law of physics, but also of the human body. Finding opportunities to remain in motion throughout the day combined with a plant-based, well balanced diet is critical to staying well and healthy,” Rigby said.

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Pains or Sprains After Summer Sports? A Sports Medicine Physician Can Help

July 28, 2015 | Sports Medicine

iStock_000047660414_FullExercise is essential to staying healthy; however, every swing of the racket or jog around the neighborhood can add wear and tear to your body. Too many hours on the golf course or even working in the yard may add up to end-of-summer summer aches and pains that keep you from the activities that you enjoy.

Activities that require repetitive movements are the most likely to result in injury. Pounding on pavement, pitching softballs, or shoveling mulch can take a toll on muscles and joints, sometimes causing sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, or other painful conditions.

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LeBauer Sports Medicine: Unleash Your Potential

April 23, 2015 | Sports Medicine

What do you do to keep fit?  Many of us find it easier to be active when the weather is warmer and we might exercise by way of participating in a sport or activity that takes us outside such as baseball or riding a bike.  Others may enjoy a leisurely walk or fast-paced run through the neighborhood or a local park, and train for an upcoming 5K walk or run to support our favorite cause.

Whatever you’re doing to stay in shape and be healthy, LeBauer Sports Medicine is here to keep you moving! No matter if you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior or need help with your daily aches and pains, we have the professionals here to help. We take care of all musculoskeletal complaints from your head (concussion management) to your feet (plantar fasciitis) and everything in between. We take care of all ages, from children to the more mature individuals.

As a former professional soccer player, Dr. Zack Smith brings firsthand knowledge of sports-related injuries to LeBauer Sports Medicine. Dr. Smith and his staff can help to get you back in the game by manage a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Sports performance
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow, golfers elbow
  • Runners knee
  • Ankle sprain
  • Injuries to the extremities, neck and back
  • Custom orthotics
  • And much more!

So if you are training for a triathalon, getting ready for the season, or need help with functional daily activities, give us a call for more information about our services, treatment approaches and physicians, please contact us at 336.547.1792 and make an appointment today!

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New MuscleSound® Technology at LeBauer Sports Medicine: Bringing “Next Level” to Healthcare

January 28, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month), Sports Medicine

LeBauer-sports medicineAt LeBauer Sports Medicine, ultrasound technology has always been used to diagnose injuries and find interventional treatment options. But now, with the aid of MuscleSound® technology, Dr. Zach Smith can help bring you to the “next level” of healthcare.

Using a simple, non-invasive technology, muscle glycogen levels can be measured in our office. Muscle glycogen is the main source of energy during exercise and is necessary for optimal fitness and performance. Proper muscle glycogen levels are also essential to maintaining stamina and energy during activity. Insufficient glycogen levels have been shown to impact performance with slower reaction time, poor mental acuity and an increased risk of muscle and tendon injury.

If you have cramping or fatigue that causes you to stop activity prematurely, or you feel like you have hit “the wall” and are unable to improve your personal best, MuscleSound® can help you. Using the same technology applied in Major League Baseball and the NFL, Dr. Smith can complete the scan and provide council on proper nutrition and training to help take you to the “next level.”

Call LeBauer HealthCare today!

Providing expert care to the Piedmont Triad community, Dr. Smith and the LeBauer team are second to none. Let us help you start your new year off on the right foot.

LeBauer HealthCare also can help with non-operative musculoskeletal injuries, practice osteopathic manipulation and build custom orthotics. You can learn more about Dr. Smith and LeBauer Sports Medicine at, or call for an appointment today: (336) 547-1792.​

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LeBauer Sports Medicine – Staying Active in Our Communities

August 27, 2014 | Community, Sports Medicine

We are proud to share that Dr. Zach Smith of LeBauer Sports Medicine is the Carolina Dynamo’s Official Team Physician.

Dr. Zach Smith knows what it takes to excel on the soccer field – and in the field of sports medicine as well. As the official primary care team physician of the Carolina Dynamo, he brings patient safety to a new level. His passion for soccer and history in professional league play provides a unique advantage for the entire Dynamo team.

Smith is the sole sports medicine provider at LeBauer HealthCare in Greensboro, N.C., and plays an integral role in Triad medical community. Working with the Dynamo is his way of giving back, serving the city of Greensboro and making a tangible impact on its athletes. Smith was pleased with the healthy outcomes of the 2014 season. “We had a few bumps and bruises, but nothing major,” he explained. “Solid conditioning makes all the difference.”

As a primary care physician specializing in sports medicine, Smith can treat a large range of injuries and illnesses. When a player is feeling off, they are able to receive immediate treatment, ultimately leading to quicker diagnosis and resolution. Without a doubt, Smith’s presence keeps team performance at an all-time high. In the event of those inevitable spills, players can be splinted right on the field, and even receive an ultrasound if necessary.

Smith hopes to continue in this role for years to come. “I think the idea of having a team physician is really catching on in the athletic community,” he said. “It’s not just a trend – people are seeing that it is necessary.” Looking ahead, Smith and LeBauer Sports Medicine will seek further team partnerships, building valuable relationships and providing support for athletes across the region.

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