Sports Medicine

If you are an active individual (who isn’t in Alaska!), you have probably come across some sort of pain in your life. Some pains and aches come and go but if you are having persistent pain or pain that worsens during physical activity, let one of our therapists evaluate your condition!

Some common conditions are:

Torn Tendons or Ligaments: Some of these require surgery, although, it is not always needed. These injuries may be caused from tearing muscles and not allowing proper time to stretch and warm up. Remember to always get a second opinion on your injuries because, like we said, SURGERY IS NOT ALWAYS NEEDED.

Tendinitis: Tendinitis is a very common condition for active individuals. Tendinities can often become more painful when the area is inflamed.

Fractures: A fracture can be a thin line or a complete broken bones. At times this may require surgery, and other times the area may just need to be immobilized then strengthened with physical therapy.

Arthritis: If you are involved in a sport that deal with a repetitive motion, you may cause arthritis in that joint. Physical therapy can help treat arthritis and help reduce the symptoms such as inflammation and pain.

Low Back Pain: Low back pain can be a dull, consistent pain or sharp sudden aches. If you have back pain that lasts longer than 4 weeks, we suggest you to call our clinic and receive a physical therapy evaluation. It is best to begin a care plan before the condition becomes something more intense, that may require surgery.


Denali Physical and Sports Medicine is tailored to exceed the demands of Alaska’s athletes, from high school athletes to the crossfit warriors. Our sports specific programs were created to help athletes exceed their performance with the following services:

  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Injury Prevention
  • Gait Analysis
  • Sports Specific Injury evaluations
  • Biomechanical evaluations
  • Pre-Season Workshops
  • Concussion Rehabilitation

These programs assist athletes to restore function, prevent injuries, increase strength, decrease pain, and optimize performance. Our specialized therapists work with athletes of all sports and skill levels. If you are interested in making an appointment for Denali Sports Medicine, please contact us!