Acute sports-related injuries, as well as overuse injuries, can cause pain and inflammation in joints of the limbs or the neck and back, affecting daily life, as well as an athlete’s ability to continue their sport. Dr. Tabby understands the types of injuries that all levels of athlete, from hobby to professional player, incur and the demands placed on the body causing overuse injuries from repetitive practice.
Some patients simply get overzealous with a new workout plan, leading to a back injury or other muscle strain, while others are seasoned athletes and prone to overuse injuries such as tendonitis, stress fractures, injuries of the rotator cuff and others. No matter the level of athletic ability, the sport played, or the mechanism of injury, Dr. Tabby works in a multidisciplinary manner, utilizing nonnarcotic treatment methods to heal sports-related injuries so that patients can return to being active in their daily lives.
Dr. Tabby offers appointment scheduling with easy to obtain appointments in the case of injury. She encourages all patients to come in as soon as feasible, but particularly patients who may be aggravating an injury and causing more damage.
Dr. Tabby practices the “art of medicine,” forging strong relationships with her patients built on trust and mutual respect, and pursuing a rigorous diagnostic work-up. She will carefully listen to the patient’s complaint and perform a thorough examination of the affected area, as well as other areas of the body to look for signs of related stress and tension.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists like Dr. Tabby help to maintain proper body mechanics and treat injuries, allowing patients to return to their daily functioning. Her goal is to help athletes and those suffering from sports injuries return to athletic activity in their daily lives, while still protecting the injury and ensuring that all problems are addressed to prevent future re-injury.
Once a diagnosis is made, Dr. Tabby will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to the athlete’s specific need, mindful of the technical stresses of the sport on the injury and the practice schedule. There is often collaboration with orthopedics, physical therapy and other practitioners in a multidisciplinary fashion.
Dr. Tabby is an advocate of vitamins, nutrition and exercise as part of a healthy self-care routine. Education and corrective measures may be implemented as part of the treatment plan to prevent future reoccurrences of similar injuries. Sports injuries often reoccur or are exacerbated if patients do not commit to therapeutic exercises aimed at healing and strengthening the injured area.
She employs a nonnarcotic treatment method rooted in the judicious use of medications, therefore treatments are more likely to center around “hands on” methods such as topical pain relief, massage, heat or ice application and trigger point injections for muscle pain. Active participation of the patient is required to complete recommended therapeutic exercises. Bracing (orthotics) may be employed in combination with any of the above methods to allow for healing and support. Dr. Tabby works coordinate a multidisciplinary team to get patients back to their sport as quickly as possible, with the appropriate healing time and nonnarcotic treatment methods aimed at preventing future re-injury.