Posts in Sports Medicine

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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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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