Sports Medicine Specialist

Aventura Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Brad Cohen, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in North Miami, FL & Miami Beach, FL

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior, or an active man or woman trying to attain optimal physical condition, sports medicine can help. Dr. Brad K. Cohen helps heal injuries and prevent future ones with sports medicine at Aventura Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in North Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. If you live in the Miami area and are looking to treat or prevent sports- or activity-related injuries, book a consultation online or call the friendly staff.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What’s sports medicine?

Sports medicine concentrates on preventing and treating injuries and illnesses commonly suffered by athletes and other active men and women. As an orthopedist, Dr. Cohen focuses on repairing, restoring, and rehabilitating your musculoskeletal system so that it performs optimally.

Do I have to be an athlete to benefit from sports medicine?

No matter how you’ve injured yourself -- whether throwing a football or running up the stairs, if you’ve damaged joints, tendons, or ligaments -- Dr. Cohen helps repair and rehabilitate the damage with sports medicine. He also assists you with strengthening, stretching, and conditioning your body to increase your resistance to injury.

Sports medicine encourages the use of preventive techniques that optimize your physical condition. You learn how to avoid overuse injuries and play “smarter.” Dr. Cohen gives advice about proper nutrition and supplements that optimize your performance.

What kinds of conditions can sports medicine treat?

Dr. Cohen diagnoses and treats any injury to your musculoskeletal system. Injuries and conditions that typically benefit from sports medicine include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Rotator-cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sprains, strains, and tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis

How does an orthopedist repair injuries with sports medicine?

Whenever possible, Dr. Cohen recommends noninvasive or minimally invasive therapies to help you heal from an injury. Sports-medicine treatments include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to speed healing
  • Cortisone injections to reduce swelling in inflamed joints
  • Braces to stabilize joints  
  • Physical therapy to build strength and flexibility
  • Arthroscopic surgery to repair damage and remove loose bodies

How can sports medicine help me get stronger?

Dr. Cohen teaches you sports medicine techniques that increase the efficiency of your movements and minimize your risk of injuries. The expert team staffing Aventura Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine’s physical therapy program helps you build your strength, increase your flexibility, and achieve peak condition.

If you think you’d benefit from sports medicine, consult Dr. Cohen. You can set up an appointment with the online form or by phone.