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Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

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Injury Evaluation

Sports Recovery Annex knows that sports-related injuries need to be evaluated and treated quickly to get you back in action. We treat acute injuries, such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, as well as overuse injuries, like tendinitis and stress fractures. Whether you’re a recreational athlete, student athlete or professional athlete, our trained medical staff will analyze your injury and create a custom treatment plan for a speedy recovery.

digital imaging

Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging provides a more accurate diagnosis of your sports injury, and it is much faster than a traditional x-ray, causing less discomfort during the exam. By analyzing the bone and soft tissue anatomy with medical imaging, we can discover where your pain is stemming from and create a customized treatment plan to help you find relief. If additional imaging procedures are necessary, such as an MRI, CT scan or bone scan, our staff can refer you for the appropriate procedure. Should your condition require the help of a specialist, such as a neurosurgeon, cardiologist or orthopedist, Sports Recovery Annex can also help guide you to the appropriate physician. If you have upcoming travel plans, we can also help you arrange the care that you need while on the road.

Performance Nutrition

Performance Nutrition: Fuel Like a Champion

How you fuel your body can make the difference between success and failure. While proper training, sleep, and recovery are crucial to enhance your performance, proper nutrition can optimize your athletic potential to new heights. The food you eat impacts your power, strength, speed, endurance, and risk for injury. The Sports Recovery Annex is official partners of Dietitians of Palm Valley (DOPV), the official dietitians of the Jacksonville Jaguars and JU Dolphins. DOPV has an office located in the annex and specializes in creating customized nutrition programs to help athletes excel on and off the field. Schedule your Initial Nutrition Consult Today!

functional movement screening

Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is an innovative system that is used to evaluate the quality of movement patterns in people of all ages. The screening appraises your movements and can precede your training, so you get the most benefit out of your exercise. Following these screenings, corrective exercises and treatments may be prescribed to improve movement quality and overcome any deficiencies. Functional Movement Screenings are the first step to minimizing your risk of injury by finding and fixing your weakest link.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology Tape can be used on sports injuries, acute and chronic, to help with various conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee and shoulder conditions, and more. The tape is scientifically designed to provide muscular and structural support where it is applied, allowing the strained or injured area to recover. Our recovery specialists are trained to customize Kinesiology Taping techniques for individual clients and injuries.

What To Expect

The athletic trainer will first clean the area that is being taped with alcohol. This will ensure that the Kinesiology Tape will stick. Next, the area will be sprayed with a quick-drying adhesive. After the spray dries, the tape will be applied. The length and stretch of the tape applied will depend upon the muscle and the condition being treated.

Benefits

Kinesiology Tape is applied over muscles and joints to reduce pain and inflammation, and support muscles in movement on a constant basis. Depending on how it is applied, it also increases blood flow, and can help with swelling and lymphatic drainage. Kinesiology Tape is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion.

Do I Need This?

If you have a nagging injury, or a specific muscle that becomes fatigued during exercise, Kinesiology Tape could be very beneficial. The athletic trainers at Sports Recovery Annex can counsel you on whether Kinesiology Tape is required for your condition.

Sport Stretching

Sports Stretching

Stretching is essential to muscle recovery, and our recovery specialists are educated on exactly how to loosen every muscle. Whether you are sore from a hard workout or preparing for a competition, a stretching session can be very beneficial. Loosening your muscles before exercising can prevent serious injuries, as well as increase your range of motion and muscle tone. A stretching session at Sports Recovery Annex can last anywhere from 15 minutes up to an hour, depending on the state and condition of your muscles.

athletic stretching

custom orthotics

Custom Orthotics

Did you know that knee, hip and back pain can sometimes come from not having a stable foundation? Caring for your feet is an important component of caring for your entire body. As the foundation of all your physical activity, your feet should not be overlooked. At the Sports Recovery Annex, we can create orthotics that are customized to your specific needs. These supportive devices will slip right into your shoes to give your body the best biomechanical alignment, starting from the ground up. We ask that you bring in the shoes you’ll be wearing with your custom orthotics when you come for your appointment. This will allow us to create the best comfort and support for your feet. If you are a runner, bring in your well-worn running shoes, as these will provide our staff with insight about how you run.