Sports Medicine
Sports Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation

+1-650-815-6552 / +33784264352

Voted Best Sports Therapy Clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area 2010-2019!

Frequently Asked Questions

Please Note: The following are frequently asked questions that we receive here at Athletic Edge. This is not medical information and is presented for informational purposes only. For particular conditions, please consult with you medical practitioner or doctor. If you have questions you don’t see answered here, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.

What Is Sports Therapy?
Sports Therapy includes a comprehensive assessment, customized treatment, and continuous management of musculoskeletal conditions that affect movement and mobility. Our sports therapists’ assessment of each athlete includes a functional screening, which is utilized to create the treatment plan with a combination of appropriate modalities. Sports therapy consists of a combination of injury prevention, performance management and maintenance, and treating aches and pains.

What Are The Different Services That Offer?

Athletic Edge offers: Biomechanical and Postural Assessments, Ergonomic Evaluations, Performance Coaching, Sleep Science, Sports Nutrition, Sports Massage, Sports Therapy, Structural Integration, and TMJ Therapy.

Why Do You Fill Out Health History Paperwork Before Your First Session
Health History paperwork provides a snapshot of your medical history. Often, this document leads us to ask better questions to help formulate a treatment plan specific for you. It also helps us see your medical history as it relates to your current discomfort. You can find a copy of our “Health History Form” pdf on our website under “Forms”. Just print it, fill it out and bring it to your first session.

When Should I Not Come In?
If you're sick, getting over a cold or flu, feel like you're coming down with an illness, we ask that you please notify us immediately so that we can reschedule your appointment.

What If I Have To Cancel My Appointment?

If you need to cancel or change an appointment, please do so at least 48 hours in advance. If you booked online, we will issue a gift certificate credit for your payment, or a refund if requested, as long as your cancellation is made at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Your credit card will be charged the full price of your scheduled service if you do not show for your appointment or call to reschedule or cancel within 48 hours of your designated time. If you scheduled a same day appointment and must then cancel or reschedule, you will still be charged the full price of your scheduled service, as it is less than 48 hours notice. We strictly adhere to our cancellation policy out of respect to our other clients.

How Long Will It Take For You To Get Results?
While results vary for everyone, you’ll typically know if our services are working within 4-6 visits. We’ll continue to discuss your progress and goals to ensure you’re receiving the correct treatment.

How Soon After An Injury Should I Come To Athletic Edge For Treatment?

When you have a new injury, it's important to take care of it right away so that you don't let a new pattern in your body set in around that injury.  Your first action should be to get a medical diagnosis before treating the injury.

Athletic Edge has the most success when we work immediately with injuries to help prevent the soft tissue surrounding the injury from initiating a detrimental pattern. Of course, we will apply the appropriate techniques depending on the inflammation, pain level, phase of injury, and your needs.  As sports therapists, our goal is to help you through your injury and allow you a quicker recovery time.  Discuss your situation with us - call us today at (650) 815-6552 or E-Mail Us!

What Types of Injuries Does Athletic Edge Work With?
(See Common Injuries We Treat)
Athletic Edge can help with almost any injury, however, success rates may depend on the phase of the injury, your body, your participation (through rest, stretching, strengthening) and work with other health professionals.  Massage therapists do not diagnose injuries, yet we can work off of a medical diagnosis or make hypotheses of our own based on our extensive experience.

Specific injuries that we work with - and have had much success with include:

  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprain/Strain
  • Shin Splints
  • Calf Strain
  • Pre/Post Knee Surgery
  • Hamstring Pull
  • Iliotibial Band Strain
  • Groin Pull (adductor strain)
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Gluteal Strains
  • Back Strain
  • Back pain, knots in back
  • Repetitive Strains
  • Wrist Sprain/Strain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Neck Strains
  • TMJ Disorder (Jaw Pain)
  • Rehabilitation for muscles
  • And many more...

Do We Accept Insurance?
No, not at this time. We are a private, cash only practice. If you want to try and get reimbursed by your insurance provider, we can provide you with an invoice/superbill style receipt that you can file with your provider for potential reimbursement. We charge an extra $15 for this service, as we normally do not provide this paperwork, and have to research all of the updated insurance billing codes. All insurance providers and plans vary, so we cannot guarantee that they will be able to provide you with reimbursement, you may want to call the number on the back of your insurance card and confirm benefits.
If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) your session may be tax deductible. Talk to your plan administrator, then call us.