Dr. Bob Meyer, DC – Sports Medicine Doctor
“I have over 25 years of experience as a sports medicine doctor and sports injury specialist effectively treating the nations top athletes with sports injuries at the University of Texas Athletics Program. In 2010, I opened the Spinal Rehab Sports Medicine clinic in Austin, TX, with the mission to make the same advanced sports medicine technology and sports injury treatment methods I provide for pro athletes, available and affordable for families and athletes of all levels. Hook ‘Em! ”
– Dr. Bob Meyer
Dr. Bob’s experience as a sports medicine doctor on the road and in the training rooms at UT has allowed him to broaden his sports medicine practice. Each individual sport comes with a unique type of athlete, injuries and rehabilitation goals.
Explosive athletes vs endurance athletes
Contact sports vs non-contact sports
300+ lb athletes vs 100 lb athletes
Upper-body sports vs lower-body sports
Team sports vs individual sports
Dr. Bob has been a sports medicine doctor for The University of Texas athletics program since 1999. The UT Athletics program is one of the best in the nation. Their standards and expectations are higher than any other program. Dr. Bob is proud to be involved in their program as a sports medicine doctor and proud to bring the same standards to you! Below are more of Dr. Bob’s professional credentials as a sports medicine doctor.
DAAPM, CSCS, FIAMA, ART-FULL BODY, GRASTON, FMS, OTZ
COX, FMT LEVEL 1&2, KENNEDY DECOMPRESSION, CCSP, CCEP
Sports Medicine Doctor FAQ
Sports medicine doctors work primarily with athletes on various sports related injuries and training programs. Sports medicine doctors treat professional and amateur athletes alike, and are trained to address issues that may involve nutrition, sports psychology, substance abuse, injury prevention, and injury rehabilitation. Sometimes sports doctors will even focus on specific groups of people, such as teenagers or the elderly. They can also have many titles, including physician, athletic trainer, physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and more.
Sports medicine doctors may work in a setting alongside physical therapists to create treatment programs or with sports trainers to create appropriate exercise regimens. They do not operate on patients, but they may see patients before or after surgery. Sports doctors can work in multiple settings including medical clinics, physical therapy practices, hospitals, schools, and professional sports groups. Sports medicine doctors help patients with:
Sports medicine doctors provide comprehensive medical care for professional athletes, amateur athletes and people with active lifestyles. They are also a great resource for individuals who want to become active or begin an exercise plan but have had previous injuries. Sports doctors can help patients understand injury prevention thoroughly, and address current injuries or other conditions before they worsen from activity.
Both sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons are well trained in musculoskeletal (muscular and skeletal) medicine. Sports doctors specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that don’t require surgery, or may treat patients before and after operations. Orthopedic surgeons are trained and licensed to perform operations to improve the patients conditions. Luckily, about 90% of all sports injuries are nonsurgical, and only require sports injury rehabilitation.
Some examples of musculoskeletal issues that can be addressed by sports medicine include:
- Acute injuries (sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries)
- Injuries due to overuse (tears, tendonitis, and fractures from too much stress on bones)
Sports medicine doctors have received adequate training in the non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine. Examples of these include:
- Athletes with chronic illness
- Athletes with acute illness
- Nutrition and supplements
- Exercise plans for individuals who want to increase their fitness
- Ways to prevent injury
- Safe strength training techniques
- Education on how to live a healthy lifestyle
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
Since doctors that specialize in sports medicine have extra training in conditions that may affect active individuals during sports and activities, it is beneficial to gain a relationship with one as an athlete. These doctors share the goals of preventing injuries, and treating and managing current injuries. Consider seeing a specialist if you have a sports injury, or wish to practice sports and other fitness related activities safely.
Hear What Pro Athletes Say About Dr. Bob
“I was suffering with knee pain for months. Dr. Bob gave me an evaluation and after just one treatment I was back on the track running”
Asafa won a gold medal and set Olympic records in 2008. He now holds the current world record for the 100 yard dash.
Advanced Sports Injury Treatment Methods
“We love Dr. Bob and his staff at Spinal Rehab!! The superb care and attention they provide our high school daughter is greatly appreciated!!”
“Dr Bob is a great sports medicine doctor. He listened to my problems and explained his assessment of my problem in detail. Everybody was helpful and very kind. I felt relaxed and comfortable during the therapeutic sessions. I am so glad I chose to go there.”
“Always a great experience at Spinal Rehab with Dr. Bob. I injured my back on a Saturday and Dr. Bob’s office was able to accommodate me on Monday for therapy and an appointment with Dr. Bob on Wednesday. Dr. Bob always has me back on my feet in just a few sessions. Very thankful for Dr. Bob and his team!”
“Dr. Bob helped me stay active and healthy despite having numerous back problems. He is the best sports medicine doctor and truly is a miracle worker. I can’t recommend him highly enough!”
“Dr. Bob you are AMAZING!!! I’m so thankful my boss recommended Dr. Bob to me. After two sessions my whole body feels a million times better. Dr. Bob takes the time to listen to your issues and concerns; explains and walks you through everything and makes you feel extremely comfortable. Thank you Dr. Bob and thank you to your wonderful staff! I highly recommend Dr. Bob!!!”
“Very knowledgeable staff. Doctor Bob was great.”
“Dr. Bob and his staff are caring, knowledgeable and skilled sports medicine doctors.”
“Can’t thank Dr Bob enough for coming in early to see me on short notice. Truly a professional and with all the Austin legends that have entrusted him with their care, I couldn’t think of a better place to go for my back needs.”
“Great people. Dr. Bob has helped me manage a chronic issue. I am great full to the Spinal Rehab team!”
“Dr Bob was quick to start treatment and it was a very personal experience. More so than I expected.”
“As always, Dr. Bob and his staff are professional and effective!!”
“I’m getting better with each visit. You guys are all great. I truly appreciate you’re attentiveness and caring. Thanks for helping turn my chronic back pain around. The Magnesphere has helped with stress and the ability to relax. Dr. Bob’s adjustments and acupuncture treatments are dialed in and right on target. Kathryn has helped me out with the inflammation problem with diet and supplements. I’m really appreciative for all of the staff’s attentiveness and caring and especially for understanding how distraught I was with news of “needing” to have back surgery. My thanks go out to all of you for all of your help.”