90% of athletic injuries are non-surgical

Fellowship trained sports medicine specialists, such as Dr. Chappell, are perfect for the athlete and performing artist as well as the individual who wishes to become active or begin an exercise program. Whether you are looking for knee pain relief, hip pain treatment or other pain management procedures, the same expertise that is used for the competitive athlete can be applied to the weekend warrior or industrial athlete.  We know that anybody who experiences an injury wants to return to normal activity as quickly and safely as possible, and it is our goal to help you get back doing the things you love. 


Treatments Types

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Depending on your condition, there will be some movements or activities that you may have to avoid for a certain period of time. But it doesn’t end there. It’s not only our job to let you know what you can’t do, but more importantly, what you can do. This all starts with an evaluation of how well you do or do not move.  Then we will assist you in making your strengths stable and your weaknesses stronger. This often times requires good physical therapy which will always be specific to you. 



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Lifestyle modification involves altering long-term habits, typically of eating or physical activity, and maintaining the new behavior for months or years. Lifestyle modification can be used to treat a range of diseases, including obesity, fatigue and pain.  Modern lifestyle modification therapy combines specific recommendations on diet and exercise with behavioral and cognitive strategies.  These recommendations often require a team approach and appropriate referrals will be made when necessary. 


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Depending on your goals and state of health, supplements can be useful at helping you feel and perform better.  With the overwhelming number of possibilities to choose from, Dr. Chappell will be able to answer your questions about what’s right for you.  In the end this will save you time and the frustration that occurs when you’re made to choose between the overwhelming number of possible products.

Common Questions About Sports Medicine