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IV Infusion Therapies

At our sports injury clinic in Portland, Oregon, we frequently see individuals who are struggling with a variety of injuries or ailments that limit their ability to be active. We commonly see individuals who are looking for medical help with recovering from intense workouts or an event that left them dehydrated with sore muscles and prolonged fatigue. To help we have created a recovery infusion IV.  Whether it was a long training run or a triathlon, we can help you recover and feel better.

I can relate as I’ve done century bike rides, marathon, and triathlons and would’ve enjoyed getting a recovery IV to help my muscles, mind, and body recover from that intense activity.  I’ve also had the privilege of working in finish line medical tents as medical director at marathons, training rooms for professional and college athletes, and have started IV’s regularly and seen the benefits of IV fluids and their superiority to oral hydration.  

In addition to infusion IVs for athletes, there are many other ways IV therapies can be tailored to help adults perform better.  When we are under a lot of stress, our muscles tense up.  For athletes, tight muscles can reduce flexibility and mobility which can result in poor form or additional injury.  We have an IV infusion for relaxation designed to help relieve stress. Another IV infusion we offer is for individuals who feel low energy and are looking for something besides caffeine to help them feel better.  This IV is a natural way to feel more energy by hydrating the body with an emphasis on helping optimize energy, muscle function, and performance. 

This is the time of year, when many of us are traveling, shopping, fatigued, and being exposed to viruses like the ones that cause colds and flu.  We offer an IV infusion with a blend of vitamins to help support the body’s immune system and energy production.

The holidays are also a time of year when there are many holiday parties and gatherings that can result in a little too much fun and alcohol intake.  An IV infusion tailored to help with a hangover can help you bounce back from that work party, New Year’s Eve party, or night out with friends.  We can help you recover from that headache and nausea and get you back in the game of life.

At Sports Health Northwest, our physician or nurse practitioner will start the IV and supervise your infusion.  You can experience IV therapy in our modern medical office in a private, quiet, room, relaxing while the individualized IV fluids hydrate and treat your specific need(s).  The IV involves a small needle stick and we can use imaging guidance when necessary to ensure accuracy and minimal discomfort.   IV infusions are safe and have minimal risks.  IV therapies typically take 30-60 minutes to complete.  When you arrive for your IV, we will perform a brief medical history to ensure safety of the therapy and to avoid any interactions with medication or allergies and to explain the procedure in detail for you.   These IV infusions are reasonably priced as they cannot be billed to insurance.   

At Sports Health Northwest, we are happy to provide this service to our patients.  If you have additional questions about IV infusion therapy or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office at 503-747-6376. 


Dr Westerdahl David Westerdahl MD FAAFP RMSK Sports Medicine Physician and owner Sports Health Northwest, Inc.

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