Sports Medicine Physicians Anchorage AK

Local resource for sports medicine physicians in Anchorage. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to physical therapy and sports health, as well as advice and content on injury prevention and recovery.

Denali Physical Therapy - Anchorage
(888) 354-4374
751 East 36th Ave
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Midtown
(888) 441-5482
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy- South Anchorage
(888) 370-9206
12350 Industry Way
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Jay Erskine Caldwell, MD
(907) 276-7277
255 E Fireweed Ln Ste 101
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Family Practice, Sports Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1971

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Joella Beard
(907) 677-7440
1200 Airport Heights Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Wise Physical Therapy
(888) 878-8082
2612 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Denali Physical Therapy - Anchorage North
(888) 579-9685
360 Boniface Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy- Eagle River
(888) 294-7271
17101 Snowmobile Lane
Eagle River, AK
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Bret Lloyd Mason
(907) 279-5589
2751 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Sports Medicine

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Ronald E Christensen, MD
(907) 522-1341
9500 Independence Dr Ste 900
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Family Practice, Sports Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Independence Park Medical Svc

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How to Use Ice in the Treatment of Sports Injuries

By Nadine Currie Jackson
 

Using a cup for icing and injured ankle

A cup of frozen water makes ice massage easy.
Photo: Nadine Currie Jackson

 

Tell an injured skater to try icing, and you're liable to get the cold shoulder. "I don't like to ice," they often say. "It's cold and uncomfortable."

True enough. But it's also one of the best ways to treat many common sports injuries. Cold therapy (also known as cryotherapy) reduces inflammation and pain and can speed up the healing process. On top of that, it's easy and cheap.

When To Ice

Icing is effective in the treatment of both acute and chronic soft-tissue injuries, including bruises, sprains and pulled (or just sore) muscles. In fact, it's good for just about any injury that involves inflammation.

Signs of inflammation include redness, pain and warmth. But these are also symptoms of infection. So if you have these symptoms and haven't experienced some kind of trauma, consult a doctor immediately.

How to ice...

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The Skating Hangover

By Nadine Currie Jackson
 

Getting a massage

One good way to treat Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is with massage.

After a hard skate do you sometimes feel like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz? Hardly able to move? Your muscles tight and screaming? You've got a skating hangover — also known as Delayed Muscle Onset Soreness, or DOMS.

What's going on?

When you push yourself hard in anything physical, the exertion rips microscopic tears in the muscles involved. This typically happens when you start a new exercise routine or push your muscles beyond what they are used to. The result is pain, usually low-grade, dull and achy, which temporarily limits your range of motion and may cause weakness.

What to do about DOMS?

This part is easy. Simply give your muscles enough time to heal and rebuild. Full recovery usually takes 24 to 48 hours. But in my experience, the healthier the person, the quicker they recover.

What you eat after your workout ( post-workout nutrition )...

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When Can I Start Skating Again After a Knee Injury

July 8, 2009

How Do I Recover From a Knee Injury?

QHello, Bill: Years ago, I hurt my left knee skiing. The doctor told me to work it off. So I continued using it, though I could feel that it wasn't quite right. Finally last June, something popped in my knee, causing intense pain. I got an MRI and was given two choices: live with it or have it repaired arthroscopically. I tried living with it, but every time I pushed hard while skating, it would ache for a week. So I decided to have it "scoped." My question is how long will I have to recuperate before I can safely return to skating? Thank you, Norm, British Columbia

Hi, Norm: First off, take the advice of qualified medical people, preferably with specialties in sports medicine. These days, there are sports-medicine specialists all over the world.

We are lucky in Switzerland. W...

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