Sports Medicine Family Doctor
Dr. Naresh C. Rao is a Sports Medicine Family Doctor in New York, NY
with special training and skill in preventing and treating illness and injury in children and adults who live physically active lifestyles.
As a Sports Medicine Family Doctor, Naresh C. Rao, DO performs
pain and mobility assessment, treatment plan development, and mobility restoration treatment. Family Sports Medicine is
a medical specialty focusing on treating illness and injury in children and adults who participate in physically active lifestyles, occupations, or athletics. Significant diseases and conditions treated by
Sports Medicine Family Doctors include chronic joint and back pain, muscle sprain, nerve damage or dysfunction, hamstring injury, torn ACL, herniated spinal disc, knee injury, and physical injuries occurring as the result of athletics.
Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Sports Medicine Family Doctors
include MRI, x-ray, and CT scan imaging, corticosteroid pain injections, prescribing medication, nerve pain block injections, mobility assessment, medical massage, acupuncture, physical therapy rehabilitation, and referral to other specialists as needed.
A family medicine physician that is trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice) and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy lifestyle are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise (sports) whether as an individual or in team participation.
Sports Medicine Family Doctors in Flatiron District, New York, NY