Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Specialist

New York Pain Medicine

Pain and Sports Management Physicians & Physical Therapy located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Sprains, strains, and torn connective tissues are some of the common, accepted hazards of playing sports. As a physical medicine, rehabilitation, and interventional pain specialist, Dr. Douglas Allen has unique expertise addressing sports injuries. He uses time-tested therapies like physical therapy and progressive treatments like platelet-rich plasma injections to initiate a speedy recovery. If you’re looking for a sports-specific rehabilitation program in Midtown East, New York City, contact New York Pain Medicine online or over the phone for an appointment.

Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Q & A


What does a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician do?

Sports and rehab physicians support athletes and aim to maximize their recovery and improve their athletic performance. Physiatrists are trained to handle conditions that affect the:

  • Nerves
  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Spine

The primary objective of the specialists at New York Pain Medicine is to help patients prevent injury, avoid surgery, improve performance, and get back on the playing field as soon as possible.

What type of sports injuries do you treat?

Dr. Allen and Dominic treat various sports-related acute and overuse injuries such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Torn tendons and ligaments
  • Stress fractures
  • Posterior tibialis syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis

Dr. Allen also assists with pain management and injury prevention.

How do you treat sports injuries?

Dr. Allen treats any musculoskeletal condition from beginning to end. He helps patients manage pain and inflammation right after the injury, provides medical support for recovery, and initiates physical therapy for long-term health.
Part of Dr. Allen’s approach involves sports-specific treatment plans because he appreciates the precision therapy that elite athletes require. He offers individualized treatment programs specific to running, golfing, football, and other competitive sports.
Treatment for sports injuries may include any of the following:

  • Gait analysis
  • Orthotics
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Athletic taping
  • Radiofrequency ablation

What are the benefits of sport-specific rehabilitation?

Every sport uses different biomechanics, muscles, movements, and physical techniques. Sports-specific rehabilitation plans address the nuanced demands placed on different body parts by each sport.
The experts tailor their treatments specific to the way you play. They have a keen understanding of your sport, which allows them to identify obstacles and solutions to your medical rehabilitation.
Sports injury and rehabilitation specialists adjust their techniques to your goals to restore function and help you re-enter the game with less risk of re-injury.
If you’re looking for a sports physician and rehabilitation specialist in New York, contact New York Pain Medicine online or over the phone.