Physicians: Justin Lancaster, MD
Mercer University School of Medicine
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
American Sports Medicine Institute with Andrews Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine Primary Care
NON-OPERATIVE SPORTS MEDICINE
Primary care sports medicine specialize in conservative treatments focused on sports injuries and illnesses. From asthma to ankle pain, we address any condition that may prevent full enjoyment of physical activities and living a healthy lifestyle. In addition to addressing your sports medicine needs, our primary care physicians can also provide all aspects of your healthcare, ranging from preventive health visits to treatment of acute illnesses.
Concussion Management – ImPACT Certified – ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a neurocognitive assessment. ImPACT has two components: baseline testing and post-injury testing which are used in conjunction to determine if a patient can safely return to an activity.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Whether you want to optimize your sports performance while staying healthy or you've been sidelined by an injury, we offer state-of-the-art preventative care techniques and therapies that can help you reach your athletic goals.
A native of Statesboro, Justin Lancaster, MD, is board certified in family practice and Fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine.
This combination of primary care and sports medicine is beneficial as it enables him to treat people who are already physically active, but might need help to improve their performance, treat and prevent injury, enhance overall health, and maintain an active lifestyle through exercise and a well-balanced, nutritious diet.
“As a primary care sports medicine physician, my practice focuses on helping a wide variety of patients, from school-aged children to senior citizens and school athletes to weekend warriors, maintain their active lifestyles, and overall good health,” explains Dr. Lancaster.
His goal is to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system without surgical intervention, with specialties that run the gamut from non-surgical modalities and rehabilitation to nutritional guidance and platelet-rich plasma injections.
Comprehensive health care for active patients, providing diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions related to sports or other physical activities.
Concussion and hydration management and heat-related illnesses
Using non-surgical modalities such as physical therapy and customized exercises, to help prevent and treat common sports-related muscular and skeletal conditions and injuries.
Obtain and utilize special knowledge of athletic conditioning principles and apply it when helping patients.
Focus on rehabilitation to increase and optimize functionality and mobility, and to prevent injuries from reoccurring.
Educate patients with nutritional advice and guidance, mainly on diet and exercise, and how it will help build strength and endurance, enhancing their athletic performance.
After graduating from Mercer University Medical School, he completed his residency at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga., and most recently completed a fellowship with Andrews Sports Medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Lancaster served as team physician for the University of West Alabama, Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, and Terrell High School in Southwest Georgia. He also assisted in sports coverage for a number of institutions and teams to include the University of Alabama, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham Barons Minor League Team (affiliate of the White Sox organization), Birmingham Hammers semi-professional soccer team, USA Cheer National Team, and the Birmingham Ballet.
He and his wife, Emily, have four children: Fitz, Charlotte, and twin girls Georgia and Rose.
Whether you're recovering from an injury, need to improve your fitness, or want to take your performance to the next level, our board-certified specialists offer exercise training designed to meet your individual goals. Our sports medicine specialists work closely with you to design a routine of targeted exercises, track your progress and provide valuable insight and support along the way.
Our sports medicine physicians perform a thorough history and physical examination and develop individualized treatment plans. Advanced imaging and specialized tests are utilized as needed to help diagnose acute and chronic sports injuries. Our treatments include education, self-directed exercise, physical therapy, regenerative medicine, psychological interventions and nutritional support. We regularly perform minimally invasive to highly complex surgeries using the latest technology.
Our services include biomechanical evaluations, footwear recommendations, gait retraining, VO2 testing, strength and conditioning and more.
Whether your goal is to run an ultra-marathon or start jogging, our running medicine specialists help keep you injury-free with a gait analysis that includes slow-motion video, specialized tests and an individualized plan for getting you back to running or keeping you running with a healthy gait.
CREDENTIAL IMPACT CONSULTANT ("CIC")
When your athlete has sustained a concussion or is suspected of having sustained a concussion he/she will not be cleared for athletic participation until he/she has had further medical evaluation by a health care provider qualified in treating concussions.
Dr. Lancaster is the only physician in the Statesboro and Savannah area who is a trained and certified Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC). This highly specialized concussion assessment method provides the most accurate injury evaluation and treatment protocol for the patient. As a featured CI medical provider, Dr. Lancaster can provide the most comprehensive concussion care for patients of all ages, including pediatric patients, worker’s comp injuries, and remote patients, via telemedicine.
“PLATELET-RICH PLASMA” (“PRP”) - What is it
“Platelet-rich plasma” (“PRP”) is a term used to describe the blood products with an increased concentration of platelets. “Platelets” contain growth factors, and injecting PRP into injured or non-healing tissue is believed to possibly enhance or speed up healing. PRP is becoming more commonly used to treat some sports medicine injuries. Treatment with PRP begins by taking a patient’s blood through a needle stick in the arm. This blood is placed into a machine, then spun down to concentrate the platelets. There are several different types of machines that created slightly different concentrations of platelets and other blood cells. A sports medicine doctor will determine the best contents of the injection based off what is known to possibly help, his/her preference, and the patient’s injury/condition.
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JUSTIN LANCASTER, MD
NON-OPERATIVE SPORTS MEDICINE