Frequently Asked Questions

REMEMBER: All injuries and dysfunctions are treatable and manageable. Don’t let anyone tell you any different, Don’t lose hope. I look forward to partnering with you on your road to optimal health and strength.

1. What is causing my injury, dysfunction or pain and when can I get back to work, sport, or feeling better?

The first thing anyone wants to know is: “What’s my diagnosis and prognosis (when can I get back to normal living)?” An optimal advantage of coming to Stratton Sports Medicine is that you can receive a diagnosis and prognosis after your evaluation and first treatment.

If further diagnostic tests are required, Dr. Stratton and his referral network will be able to provide those within one week. Once you get a correct diagnosis, you can then get a prognosis of when you can expect to return to work, play, sport and activities of daily living (ADL). Our main goal is get a correct diagnosis; then one can get an accurate prognosis.

2. Why should I come to you rather than someone else?

  • Dr. Stratton has extensive experience and expertise in working with a wide range of patients, injuries, post surgical needs, and sports.
  • Dr. Stratton tailors specific treatment protocols to individual needs.
  • Dr. Stratton’s extensive education, experience, and state of the art techniques will get you well quickly; his approaches and treatments cut the usual rehab time down significantly. Many patients have seen their rehab time reduced to half the time.
  • Dr. Stratton will many times be able to tape, brace, splint, and provide specific protocols in order for patients to return to work, play and ADL at some level of function prior to complete healing.

3. Will Dr. Stratton be working with me?

Yes, It is important for patient continuity to be working with the same doctor throughout the duration of treatments.

4. How often will I need to come to therapy?

It depends on the severity and length of time you had the injury or dysfunction. Usually one or two times per week for one to four weeks, depending on your progression and compliance to your home exercise program.

5. Will I have an exercise program to do at home?

Yes, a detailed home program will be developed specifically for you. You will be instructed on how to complete this program as it is tailored throughout your progress. The home exercise program usually includes stretching, strengthening, and inflammation prevention and control. It will also include specific exercises for your work, ADL’s and sport.

6. Can you refer me to a specialist, if needed?

Yes. Upon evaluation, if further diagnostics are needed (MRI, x-ray, etc), or other specialties such as orthopedic surgeons, family practice, etc., referrals will be provided. Dr. Stratton has an extensive network of specialists that are “top in their field”.

7. Do you take insurance?

Not at this time, Stratton Sports Medicine is a cash only clinic. However you may submit to your own insurance with the receipts provided.