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Sports Medicine

Our Approach to Sports Medicine

Sports injuries can happen whether you’re an athlete or not. They fall into two categories: overuse and repetitive stress, and sports and work related injury are common causes for both. We are experienced dealing with worker’s compensation and both traumatic and repetitive stress injuries, using a combination of physical therapy, sports chiropractic medicine, and in some cases spinal decompression and cold laser therapy.

We are also certified in Active Release Technique (ART), a movement-based massage therapy that’s used in the training rooms of the NFL, MLB and NHL.

Beginning with your first consultation, we tailor your treatment plan to your goals. The right treatment begins with the right diagnosis, so we perform necessary diagnostic tests and order X-rays or MRIs if you don’t already have them. After confirming your insurance, we will review your tests and report our findings in the office with you. Together we determine the right mix of therapies for your treatment plan.

Common Causes

Common sports injuries include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fascilitis
  • Shin splints
  • Headaches





Sports medicine is perfect for the athlete looking to improve their performance or take precautions now for their future. This type of medicine works hand in hand for an athlete trying to improve health, achieve goals and peak performance. The recovery process after any extreme activity is so important to the way our bodies heal and grow. To prevent injuries or recover from an injury, sports medicine is where to start. Sports medicine will help you to regain function and mobility in certain areas of the body that have been injured due to strenuous activity.

Concussions, ankle sprains and muscle strains are sports injuries that would be treats by our sports medicine specialists at Options Rehab. These injuries are not just for the athletes and can occur to anyone. ACL tears are when a ligament in your knee is torn causing it to give out. This can happen to anyone at any point in time. Our goal is to get you back to moving as quick as possible through a specialized treatment plan.

Sports medicine doctors work with construction workers, physical jobs, fitness experts and even teens. Seeking medical attention after any strenuous activity or injury is important to your overall recovery for your body. Although most of the time, most sports related injuries do not require surgery it is still important to seek a doctor for a proper treatment plan. Treatment plans will sometimes include a cast, sling or pain relievers as well as the less common case of surgery from torn tissues.

Call Options Rehab today to set up your appointment to get your body where it needs to be! We work directly with you and set up specialized treatment plans for your needs. We proudly serve the greater Nutley area, and have been expanding our practice to include Bloomfield, Avalon, Upper Montclair, Clifton, Glen Ridge, Belleville, Lyndhurst, Rutherford.