Sports Medicine Physicians Fairbanks AK

Local resource for sports medicine physicians in Fairbanks. 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.

Select Physical Therapy- Fairbanks
(888) 304-0744
3455 Rewak Drive
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
McKenzie Certified Clinic, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Marc Jack Dumas, MD
(907) 451-6561
751 Old Richardson Hwy Ste 200
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak
Group Practice: Emergency Medical Assn

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North Pole Physical Therapy
(907) 488-4978
167 S Santa Claus Ln Ste B
North Pole, AK

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Awesome PTz
(888) 884-8590
1200 Glacier Ave.
Juneau, AK
Hours
Monday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Physical Therapists

Excel Physical Therapy - Wasilla
(888) 356-5531
1700 E Bogard Rd
Wasilla, 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, Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Cary S Keller
(907) 451-6561
751 Old Richardson Hwy
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Keeney, Daphne - Equinox Physical Therapy
(907) 479-3800
3677 College Rd # 12
Fairbanks, AK

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Excel Physical Therapy - Palmer
(888) 899-1601
809 S Chugach St
Palmer, AK
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Geriatrics, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, 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

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

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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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