SOURCE: Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 6, 2012) - Dr. Scott Rand, board certified primary care sports medicine physician at The Methodist Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, has carved a unique niche on the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus -- with a "whole patient" approach to athletes and active people of all ages and abilities.
Dr. Rand, who recently co-authored and coedited the AMSSM (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine) Sports Medicine CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualifications) Study Guide, is redefining family and sports medicine with his Sports Health program within the primary care sports medicine practice.
Primary Care Sports Medicine specialists are physicians with a primary certification in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation -- who undergo sports medicine training in a recognized subspecialty fellowship program.
According to Dr. Rand, focusing on the whole patient, Sports Health at Methodist Willowbrook works collaboratively with its orthopedic partners, licensed athletic trainers and team coaches to ensure optimal performance through optimal health -- with special emphasis on overuse conditions, concussion management, and medical care focused on active people.
"We are the complete 'healthcare home' to athletes in our community. We assess the overall patient and address the health challenges keeping them from their full potential physically," said Dr. Scott Rand.
"We also focus on overuse injuries and conditions, as well as proper training and nutrition for a rapid and safe return to sports following an injury," he added.
Rand, who is an avid speaker and educator at national conferences and continuing education programs -- recently participating in the AMSSM 21st Annual Conference in Atlanta and The Athlete and the Brain - Where Sports Medicine and Psychology Meet in Houston.
Located within the Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, the Sports Health resources include expansive running and throwing lanes for athletic evaluations and post injury conditioning, physical and occupational therapies, rehabilitation services, concussion management using computerized neurocognitive testing -- and a cutting edge human performance lab providing endurance athletes with a tailored training prescription based on their individual VO2 max results, as well as provide bariatric patients with Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) testing and consultation for sustained weight loss.
Expanding its NW Houston campus, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, boasts a state-of-the-art orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation center and focuses on women and children in its new Women's & Children's Pavilion.
For more information on the sports physicals or weekend sports injury clinics call 281.737.2120. To take a facility tour, learn more about the primary care sports medicine physicians and the Sports Health program, or check dates for upcoming seminars, sports clinics and health fairs go to www.methodistwillowbrookortho.com, or call 281.737.0999. Human Performance lab appointments call 281.737.0466.