Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine services offered in Upper East Side Manhattan, New York, NY

Playing sports is a good way to stay physically fit. However, it also increases your risk of injury. Sports medicine is a medical specialty that manages the health needs of active individuals, treating and preventing injuries. At Manhattan Medicine on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Drew DeMann, DC, MA, MSN, FNP-BC, RMSK, GCSRT, and the integrated group of board-certified specialists provide comprehensive primary care sports medicine services. Call the office or schedule your sports medicine appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical subspecialty that focuses exclusively on diagnosing, managing, and treating musculoskeletal sports injuries and disorders. Manhattan Medicine’s primary care sports medicine focuses on providing non-surgical treatment options for injured athletes and active individuals.

Dr. DeMann and the other board-certified specialists focus on finding the root cause of your injury or disorder and then provide targeted treatments that support your body’s natural healing process. 

When do I need sports medicine?

You need sports medicine if you have an injury related to physical activity. That includes injuries involving athletes as well as regular gym-goers. If you hurt yourself exercising, sports medicine can help.

Some of the injuries Manhattan Medicine treats include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain


Joint injuries may increase your risk of developing arthritis. Manhattan Medicine also provides arthritis pain relief treatments. 

What happens during a sports medicine evaluation?

The specifics of your sports medicine evaluation at Manhattan Medicine depend on your injury, the type of sport you play, and your health goals. However, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation that focuses on finding the true cause of your injury. 

Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms and injury, your usual level of activity, and your medical history. They perform a physical exam and run advanced diagnostic tests to find the true source of your pain or injury.

Getting an accurate diagnosis ensures you get the most effective treatment plan. 

What types of treatments does sports medicine include?

Sports medicine treatments at Manhattan Medicine focus on supporting your body’s natural healing process and potentially avoiding the need for surgical intervention. Your sports medicine treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Orthopedic pain management
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment
  • Orthopedic stem cell injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Spinal decompression
  • Osteopathic manipulation


When giving injections to treat sports injuries, Manhattan Medicine uses advanced ultrasound- or X-ray-guided imaging to ensure accurate placement of the treatment. 

The highly skilled specialists at Manhattan Medicine work together to ensure you get the most effective treatment plan. In addition to healing, your plan also focuses on injury prevention. 

For expert sports medicine care from some of the best doctors in New York, call Manhattan Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.