At Physical Medicine Institute we are delighted to have Dr. Mireda Martinez Sanchez as part of our team. Dr Martinez Sanchez is one of the few physicians in central Florida that specialize on Sports Medicine fellowship trained board certified with over 16 years of experience.
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, 1996 – 2000
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, 2000 – 2004
Fellowship: Sports Rehabilitation Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2005- 2006
Certifications: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Rehabilitation Medicine
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Specializing in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, sports medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports medicine doctors treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems as well as provide advice on managing and preventing injuries.
Common sports injuries
Concussion– caused by severe head injury where the brain moves violently within the skull so that brain cells all fire at once, much like a seizure
Tennis elbow- is an acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow
ACL Sprains– The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament involved in knee stabilization. An ACL rupture can occur when the foot is planted and the knee twists to change direction.
ACL Tears– The anterior cruciate ligament; one of four major knee ligament necessary for comfortable knee movement, tears, causing major pain and causes the knee to “give out”. The knee ACL can tear for a number of reasons.
Ankle Sprain– The ligaments that hold the ankle bones in place can easily be overstretched.
Shin Splints– The tissue that attaches the muscles of your lower leg to the shin bone may be pulling away from the bone, or it may be inflamed from overuse.
Muscle Strains– tears in muscle that cause pain and loss of function