About Our Center For Sports Medicine in CT
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports Medicine is the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries especially common in sports activity including ligament sprains, muscle strains, injuries to joints such as the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. These common sports injuries occur in athletes of all sports. But they also affect non-athletes including the weekend warrior, those who exercise at home or at the gym, or even someone who overdoes it working in the yard. Accidents can cause ankle sprains, knee sprains, shoulder rotator cuff tears, knee ligament tears, and tendon tears. Everyday activities, when done frequently, can cause repetitive strain injuries to the wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, and back.
All of these are properly treated by a sports medicine doctor who has advanced training in treating joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Some sports medicine doctors are orthopedic surgeons who treat these types of injuries mainly with surgery. But other Sports medicine physicians treat patients with these injuries using therapy, injections, and advanced non-surgical treatments including, dry needling, acupuncture, bracing, and prolotherapy.
About Our Sports Medicine Doctor in CT
Daniel Southern, M.D.
Dr. Dan Southern is a Sports Medicine doctor in CT who is fellowship trained in Spine and Sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr Southern is one of the few Sports Medicine doctors in the nation who has specialized training in regenerative orthopedic medicine techniques that tap into the body’s ability to heal sports injuries without surgery. In addition, Dr Southern is a former professional dancer who understands how the neck, back, and joints become injured in sports. Dr Southern is a board-certified Sports Medicine Doctor who is also board certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Medicine. He has 20 years of experience in sports injury treatment using joint regenerative therapies that do not require surgery. He is an expert at using the body’s repair tissues and placing them directly into injured areas to speed recovery, improve strength, and stabilize joints. The combination of personal history, training, and years of experience make Dr Southern one of the best Sports Medicine Doctors in CT.