Sports medicine is a branch of orthopedic surgery that deals with preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries related to sports, exercise, or recreational activity. There are many aspects of sports medicine, including physical therapy, non-surgical interventions, minimally-invasive surgical procedures, and open surgery. Sports medicine specialists may use medication or physical therapy to manage pain from sports related injuries. They also focus on preventing injuries by educating athletes, trainers, and coaches on proper exercise routines, protective equipment, hydration, nutrition, and medication.
Dr. Hacker a sports medicine physician who has specialized training in the field of medicine dealing with sport or exercise related injuries. He is fellowship trained in the treatment of sports related injuries and currently serves as a team orthopedic surgeon for the United States Olympic Team. He was previously affiliated with the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, and the US Ski Team during his fellowship. He is currently the team physician for several area college and high school athletic programs. Dr. Hacker uses his in depth knowledge and understanding of sports medicine to treat common injuries and conditions, so you can get off of the sidelines and back in the game. He works closely with physical therapists and athletic trainers in order to take care of your medical needs. Dr. Hacker is dedicated to understanding all aspects of sports injuries, including injury causes, prevention, efficient treatment and rehabilitation. His services are not only for athletes, he offers the same resources for all active adolescents and adults.

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