Knee Specialist and Shoulder Doctor Treating Residents of
Simi Valley, CA
The city of Simi Valley, California is located in the southeast corner of Ventura County. The Southern California city is surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountain range and the Simi Hills. Both natural areas provide active residents an open space to hike, climb, bike and run. Since many local residents remain physically active all year, sports injuries and overuse injuries are relatively common. Knee specialist and shoulder doctor, Dr. Mark Getelman is available to treat a number of orthopedic injuries associated with the shoulder and knee joints in his nearby office locations.
Sports Medicine Specialist Serving Mountain Athletes in Simi Valley, CA
One of the many benefits of living in Simi Valley, California is the nearby natural areas of the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountain range. Both areas provide local residents with large spaces and miles of trails to enjoy the recreational mountain activity they desire. Many local residents enjoy hiking, mountain biking, trail running and rock climbing.
Dr. Getelman encourages all of his patients to remain active year round in order to stay healthy and fit. Unfortunately, certain residents will experience a sports injury or overuse injury during the recreational sporting activity. Common hiking injuries include knee injuries from hyperextension, runner’s knee and soft tissue injuries to the knee including IT band syndrome and shin splints. The most common mountain biking injuries occur to the shoulder joint during downhill riding or a fall, such as a broken collarbone, AC joint sprain and other soft tissue injuries.
Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Physician Available to Treat Simi Valley, CA Recreational Athletes
Simi Valley, California offers local residents an impressive park and recreation department that operates 50 parks. Some of the local parks are classified as urban-city parks, while others are multi-purpose trail systems and open spaces. The city is also home to numerous golf courses and the Kanan Ranch. The Kanan Ranch is a popular area for Simi Valley residents to hike, bike and go horseback riding.
With all of these parks and recreation areas close to home, certain residents will suffer from an orthopedic injury during the year.
Dr. Mark Getelman, knee specialist and shoulder doctor, specializes in:
Knee Doctor and Shoulder Surgeon Treating Simi Valley High School and Royal High School Athletes
Simi Valley is home to several high schools, including Simi Valley High School and Royal High School. Both high schools offer students a wide range of athletic programs for the fall, winter and spring months. With a variety of sports programs available, many students are able to engage in one or more sports each school year.
As a physician board certified in both sports medicine and orthopedic surgery, Dr. Getelman treats Simi Valley teens that have experienced an acute injury or overuse injury during the school year. Acute injuries often include sprains, strains, dislocations, bruises and concussions, while overuse injuries often include stress fractures, growth-related injuries, tendonitis and bursitis.
Residents of Simi Valley, California that become injured while engaging in recreational activities, such as mountain activities or high school sports, are encouraged to contact knee specialist and shoulder doctor Dr. Mark Getelman.