Apex Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is teaming up with Ray-Pec High School football and other athletics to provide sports medicine coverage for their athletes.
Sports medicine coverage for the football team and all Ray-Pec athletics is led by Dr. Michael McCabe. Particularly, Dr. McCabe is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. Furthermore, with the assistance of Dr. Scott Abraham, Dr. McCabe will be on the sidelines of all home games this season.
Whether you’re a professional athlete or a budding star on a high school team in Kansas City, sports injuries require appropriate, specialized care.
Mitch Morse, center for the Kansas City Chiefs football team, recently suffered a foot sprain. This is not an all to uncommon occurrence. When an athlete experiences a sprain, it is important that a sports medicine provider gives initial care in order to promote healing. Initial symptoms may include swelling, bruising and tenderness. In addition, more severe symptoms include an inability to walk and a feeling of instability.
If a sprain occurs there are three main phases of treatment as doctors will treat the vast majority of sprains nonsurgically.
Phase 1 is Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (Think RICE).
Phase 2 is Restoration of motion, strength and flexibility. This may require work with a therapist or trainer.
Phase 3 is Maintaining exercises with a gradual return first to activities that avoid cutting motions, then to full activities.
Should a sprain or other injury occur to any of the the Raymore-Peculiar athletes, they, as well as all Kansas City athletes, can be seen at our walk in clinic at either our Belton or Overland Park offices. Our goal is to quickly evaluate, treat and return athletes back to participation without expensive ER visits or long delays. Our walk in clinic is available Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm.
Dr. McCabe will cover Friday night’s Homecoming game against Blue Springs South. We wish the Panthers the best of luck!