Sports Medicine, A Way of Life
The Sports Medicine Lifestyle
What is meant by Sports Medicine, A Way of Life?
A Sports Medicine lifestyle or way of life may be a new way of thinking for many. Thinking only professional athletes receive sports medicine or is only a sports-related injury type of problem is inaccurate. But, what if getting you better, and in top physical condition just like an elite professional athlete, became a way of thinking and living. Eating better, losing weight, exercising smarter, working around injuries, or around arthritis, eliminating chronic pain and inflammation, decreasing medications, too many doctors and appointments can become a reality.
Feeling younger, feeling better, and looking better than you have in years or decades can be the goal and realized. Linking the best of western and eastern medicine, understanding nutrition, the right vitamins, and supplements to take or not take. Making progress in less time than you currently are doing, can also be a new reality. It has to do with knowing the science and having the right Sports Medicine Doctor to address all this. Understanding when to not operate or have surgeries to solve your problems, but finding another path to follow by being guided in the right direction.
Sound too good to be true?
It’s not……it’s as simple as opening the door and walking in the room.
In this case, opening the book and reading the article. However, as we live in the digital age, it’s scrolling the page, reading the article, the next one, opening a video watching, and listening. If professional athletes are involved, there is a reason for it. If they are not, that is why some are not truly Sports Medicine Experts.
Sports Medicine Experts
There are Sports Medicine experts who are specialty-based. Such as orthopedic surgeons, Physical Medical and Rehabilitation (Physiatrists), family practice, even internal medicine. There are excellent athletic trainers and physical therapists with outstanding sports medicine backgrounds. Dr. Lox routinely works with some elite ones who have decades of experience with professional athletes. It is often a great mutually beneficial experience for all involved. After all, the most important aspect is getting the patient better. Some are not medical doctors, but physician assistants, chiropractors, and even massage therapists also claim expertise at times. Not all are trained the same or have the same threshold of training to satisfy some professional athletes and weekend warriors. The problem is how do people who don’t have the inside track to the doctors know who is truly qualified? That is often a problem. Patients should become educated about their doctors or health care providers’ backgrounds. Do your homework. Look at their degree is it an MD?
Published? Not e-books…..real books. Textbook chapters, published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Lectures? Not seminars to the public, looking to get patients to book appointments. That is a sure sign of a marketing ploy. Successful Sports Medicine Doctors and Professionals do not need to give free seminars with cookies, coffee, or lunch at a restaurant or hotel.
National and International Lectures to other Medical Doctors in Sports Medicine related topics, University Professors, Academicians who do real research is a sign of knowledge. One is not invited to speak at Nationally or Internationally recognized Medical Conferences and Symposiums if that person doesn’t know their subject. That doesn’t happen. Actually, once you are in the loop, as they say, you get invited to speak more. Being a good or great speaker with a true understanding of their subject matter is what makes true professionals want to hear them speak. To gain more knowledge, by listening to them talk or lecture. It sounds so simple, but true. Anybody can send out a postcard for a seminar or promote it online, or write an ebook. Most do so hoping that the majority of people don’t do their homework and show up at their seminar, and then book an appointment. Same as a commercial saying they are selling a TV and it’s ON SALE. Hoping you don’t compare prices and are an impulse buyer. The internet is a good way to compare prices. Some sites go by convenient put it in your cart, with an already loaded credit card, address, and ship. Easy, but maybe not the cheapest or best product. After all, there is nothing like trying on a pair of shoes. Same with listening to your doctor, and the doctor listening to you. The art and science of medicine are often forgotten today. In the managed care quick office visits approach so often seen today.
A lot of patients are no longer accustomed to quality care.
Dennis M. Lox M.D.
Sports Medicine Expert.
M.D. Doctor of Medicine.
Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Edited 2 Medical Textbooks, 8 Medical Textbook Chapters.
Numerous Scientific Articles and Abstracts.
National and Internationally Renown Speaker at Medical Meetings and Symposiums.
Dennis M. Lox M.D. believes in and practices a Boutique Sports Medicine practice. A personalized medicine approach with your individual needs and goals in mind, to create a way of life for you to optimize your health. To become the person you always wanted to be but perhaps didn’t know how to get there.
This requires an interactive doctor and patient relationship. It’s not passive being prescribed a magic pill. If that worked it would be on the news program 60 minutes. It’s not, because life and optimal health don’t work that way.
Sometimes reasonable goals and expectations are needed. That is where the true expert physician is needed. Dr. Lox has treated professional athletes from a variety of sports. Football, Baseball, Soccer, and Tennis. A Ballerina’s toe, to a concert pianist’s hand. Multiple injured teen high school athletes, hoping for and obtaining college scholarships. Weekend warriors. 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and even 100-year-old patients. That is a well-rounded experience over decades applying his knowledge, and never stop learning new ideas, reading the latest scientific research articles, attending medical meetings, and teaching other leading medical experts.
You get what you give. Helping patients is very gratifying, and if helping someone leads to them helping another, we are in a better place.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.