Athletes of our generation have taken risks, sacrificed thousands of hours, and shown immense dedication for the chance to compete to the best of their ability. While competing, many athletes have access to top-of-the-line medical care to keep them at the top of their game. You’ve faced concussions, sprains, inflammation, and more to experience the glory of competition that few can say they have. Now, it’s time to kick back, tell stories of your glory, and relive the days you felt invincible… right?
While there are immeasurable lifelong benefits to participating in sports, retired and former athletes have unique physical challenges that All Pro Sports Medicine can meet through our trusted clinical sports treatments. Unfortunately, many former athletes spend retirement in physical and mental pain, due to the toll on the body of performing at peak levels. Our vision is to empower all former athletes to be fit for life after enduring the demanding lifestyle of an athlete. We specialize in helping current athletes transition into a healthy lifestyle and facilitate the provision of medical care in a clinical environment.
All Pro Sports Medicine has over a decade of experience treating the physical and mental challenges former athletes face. A former elite athlete herself, our lead sports medicine clinician, Joan Rubinger, is a widely respected authority on the care, rehabilitation, maintenance, mental health and nutrition for retired athletes. Dr. Rubinger has built a career out of extending the careers of the world’s most decorated athletes through her unique clinical sports treatments; and once they enter retirement, she continues her methods to keep them comfortable and agile.
Retirement from a contact sport is complex in nature, compounded with the physical and mental impacts of transitioning to everyday life. One of the most common and serious conditions in retired athletes is a concussive injury. Concussions cause short-term and, in many cases, long-lasting, undiagnosed effects that may result in fatigue, impaired judgment and decision making, depression, anxiety, and more. While the neural symptoms of concussive injuries are identifiable, many effects due to these types of injuries are still being studied. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is one of the most severe, devastating, and unpredictable outcomes of chronic brain trauma that results from multiple concussions. Unfortunately, CTE may not be formally diagnosed until the autopsy examination of a deceased athlete, but this condition explains so many disastrous outcomes of concussion. The All Pro Sports Medicine team can help former athletes mitigate and manage these effects while they are still alive.