Athletes

Independent Physical Medicine

Regenerative Medicine & Pain Management Specialist located in Lima, OH

If you’re an athlete or exercise extensively — even if you’re a weekend warrior — you’re often prone to suffering from overuse ailments and acute injuries. If you injured yourself or are experiencing pain that’s affecting your performance, contact Independent Physical Medicine in Lima, Ohio. The team of medical providers specialize in integrative sports medicine therapies, including expert rehabilitation services, so you can get back to 100% as quickly as possible. Find out more by booking an evaluation online or over the phone today.

Athletes Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a personalized approach to helping athletes heal and stay on top of their game. In general, sports medicine is designed to help you get fast relief while promoting healing and helping you cross-train throughout your recovery period. This integrative approach helps you get back to full function quickly and reduces your risk of re-injury. 

You may need to get started on a sports medicine treatment plan if you suffer from any of the following ailments:

  • A broken bone, including a stress fracture
  • Strain or sprain, including an ankle sprain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury 
  • Meniscus Tear 
  • Painful Trigger points, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shin splints 
  • Groin pull 
  • Sciatica
  • Wrist Pain and weakness


Sports medicine therapy can also be helpful if you have ongoing issues with back pain because of the strain of your exercise or workout routine.  Soreness, weakness, and pain may be a sign that you’re overdoing it or are suffering from a lingering injury. When should I see a sports medicine specialist?

The team at Independent Physical Medicine understands that sports injuries aren’t just about pain, they’re about rehabilitating yourself and getting back to the sport you love. They encourage you to come in for a sports medicine evaluation if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Bruising or redness 
  • Inflammation or swelling 
  • Limited range of motion in a joint
  • Pain that intensifies while working out
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your leg or foot
  • Weakness in joints or during specific movements
  • Back pain


The practice has on-site digital X-ray imaging available, so your practitioner can often diagnose you quickly and spend time counseling you about different treatment options. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Independent Physical Medicine provides innovative, research-driven sports medicine treatments designed to minimize inflammation and help you heal quickly. The clinic even offers therapeutic low laser treatments with a state-of-the-art Class IV platform, which is the premier type of system used in major orthopedic centers. 

The 250 watts of power allow the laser energy to penetrate deep down into injured tissues, without burning or damaging your skin. This effect stimulates healing and reduces inflammation over a series of treatments. 

To further help you heal, your provider could recommend:

  • Stabilization with premier braces
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Regenerative medicine treatments
  • Platelet Rich Plasma  injections 
  • Rehabilitation sessions 

Your sports medicine treatment plan from Independent Physical Medicine is entirely tailored to you, based on your specific diagnosis and the severity of your injury. 

Click on the online scheduler to book your sports medicine evaluation at Independent Physical Medicine today. You can also call to speak with a team member to book a visit.