In Dr. Martha Pyron’s eyes, there is no difference between the trail walker and the pro athlete: both deserve the best care available, and that’s exactly what each patient will receive at Medicine in Motion. When you visit Dr. Pyron, you receive comprehensive care from an integrated team of professionals. With board certifications in both family practice and sports medicine, she can evaluate her patients’ needs from two unique perspectives. Dr. Pyron has more than a decade of experience working with a range of athletes, from Olympic softball contenders to Austin’s very own Longhorns. An appointment with Dr. Pyron is thorough, precise, and informative. She takes the time to collaborate with and educate her patients so they leave her office with a complete understanding of their injury and their own customized plan of care.
With the ever increasing exposure of professional female athletes; the dynamic presence of women in sports today gives new meaning to “playing like a girl!”
While cutting-edge research in women’s sports medicine continues to be produced, studies have shown that women require specialized care, as they are more uniquely susceptible to various sports-related injuries.
At Medicine in Motion, our Women’s Sports Medicine Services are designed to support and care for female athletes of all ages and performance levels. Our team of multidisciplinary experts provides a wide range of services and will collaborate as a team to design treatment plans that are specific to each patient based on their individual needs and goals.
Our holistic approach to care means that whether you are dealing with an injury, struggling with nutrition, or want to learn more about injury prevention, we have experts to help.
When our event coverage is perfect for you:
Marathon and run races, triathlon races, indoor and outdoor sports tournaments and competitions, ragata and rowing events, company picnics, Circuit of the America’s pit crew and driver care on race day
Our experts have traveled worldwide to work with events and teams – including the U.S. Women’s Softball, U.S. Ski team, and the U.S. Field Hockey team. Our work in these events is tailored to the specific needs of the organizers. If you want medical staff there, just in case of an emergency or to calm parents’ fears; or if you are looking for a complete sports medicine team to work with your team for the entire season, we are available for you!
Dr. Pyron’s Services as Medical Director:
Dr. Pyron, a Board Certified Sports Medicine Physician, has worked with collegiate level athletic teams as the Team Physician, as well as Medical Director with several major sporting events, such as the Ironman Triathlon and the Austin Marathon. Years of focused sport medicine experience in the clinic as well as on the field have allowed Dr. Pyron and her staff to efficiently care for all athletes.
An athlete herself, Dr. Pyron is in a unique position to determine when a participant is no longer fit to continue the race, or when transport for advanced medical care is required. Dr. Pyron analyzes the potential for injury and illness and creates safety protocols specific to each event in accordance with best medical practices.
Dr. Pyron’s Services as Team Physician include pre-participation examinations with:
Medicine In Motion is a sport medicine clinic uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive care for athletic teams of all skill levels. Dr. Pyron’s residency in Family Medicine and fellowship in Sports Medicine along with her experience as the team physician for Penn State University and the University of Texas in Austin shaped her exceptional skill set and experience needed to take care of athletes. Dr. Pyron and her team works together to form an athletic care network that is involved with the care of athletes on and off the field. Medicine In Motion also provides safety consultations with event organizers and administrators.
Having an Athletic Trainer at any event is imperative to ensure the safety of all athletes involved. Athletic Trainers are sports medicine professionals who will provide the following services:
WHEN TO USE CONCUSSION TESTING?
The best way to manage concussions is to conduct a baseline test prior to the sports season starting. Then if there is a head injury, repeat the test for comparison. By having a comparison between the athlete’s brain functioning before and after the concussion, the clinician is able to make a better evaluation.
Concussions are one of the most common and difficult to manage injuries seen in sports today. News of these injuries, and the sometimes chronic and serious outcomes that follow, have been making headlines across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1.6 million and 3.8 million brain injuries occur in sports each year – and 63,000 occur in high school athletes alone. With recent advances in neuroscience, sports medicine clinicians are discovering new and better methods to protect your brain health.
Sports concussion experts have agreed that the diagnosis of acute concussion usually involves the assessment of clinical symptoms, physical signs, behavior, balance, sleep and cognition. Just like professional sports physicians, the team at Medicine in Motion uses computerized testing to detect when an athlete is suffering from a concussion. This tool, along with a physician evaluation, can also determine when the concussion has resolved, thereby allowing an athlete to safely return to play.
For some people, what starts as a small diet to lose a few pounds, turns into a self-loathing or fear of fat that causes extreme eating changes. Extreme changes can lead to fatigue, dizziness, heart palpitations, changes in the menstrual cycle, loss of bone strength, and abnormal lab tests indicating several body systems could be suffering.
For some, this can even lead to heart failure and death as the fear of gaining weight leads to severe starvation. In fact, eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of all mental health disorders.
At Medicine In Motion, we help patients through eating disorder treatments Austin, TX. Eating disorders can take many forms, such as binge eating, fasting, restrictive dieting, over-exercising, purging, or any combination.
As a physician, Dr. Pyron’s job is to monitor and guide patients from an unhealthy medical state to a healthy state. The patients also work with dietitians and eating disorders therapists to gain insight and mental health strategies to grow into remission from the eating disorder.
Dr. Pyron will monitor the status of the heart, the organ systems, and the bone density and help manage decisions that lead to physical recovery. In contrast, therapists and dieticians help clients work toward mental healing.
A team approach is the best for complicated medical concerns such as eating disorders. At Medicine In Motion, we care about eating!! Food is our friend!! And healthy eating leads to a healthy mind, body, and life!