Sports Medicine

Making you better by any measure

If there is one thing that sports and medicine share, it’s the desire to get better. Whether you’re starting out in sports, competing at a high level or committed to remaining active, Providence Sports Medicine offers the Spokane community a full range of services to nurture and extend your athletic journey.

As the sports medicine provider for the Spokane Chiefs and several high schools in the Spokane area, you’ll see our teams working alongside athletes to prevent and care for injuries, and keep them at the top of their game.

Whether evaluating, treating, rehabilitating or preventing your injury, we have you covered. We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment that focuses on preparation, performance and rehabilitation. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Injury evaluation
  • Acute injuries such as sprains, strains, tears or fractures
  • Chronic injuries such as arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis or stress fractures
  • Sports-related concussions
  • In-office diagnostic ultrasound and X-ray
  • On-site MRI services
Sports therapy
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • AlterG treadmill
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Neurocognitive testing
  • Hand therapy
  • Injury prevention instruction and healthy lifestyle promotion
Sports performance
  • Peak performance program (educational classes)
  • Body composition testing
  • Sports-specific functional assessment (movement analysis and training):
    • Dance
    • Golf
    • Cycling
    • Running
    • Swimming
    • Sports video analysis
  • Ultrasound-guided injections for joints, including cortisone, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (lubricant shot)
  • Ultrasound-guided regenerative procedures, including PRP injections, percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) and prolotherapy to stimulate healing of injured tendons and ligaments
  • Trigger point injections and peripheral nerve hydro-dissection
  • Treatment and management of:
    • Fractures (includes casting, splinting and brace fitting for fractures not requiring surgery)
    • Concussions (includes imPACT testing, vestibular rehabilitation and return to play guidance)
    • Acute illness in athletes (mono, flu, skin infections, etc.)
    • Female athlete triad
  • Pre-participation exams (PPE)
  • Return to play assessments
  • Physical therapy
Surgical treatment and arthroscopic surgery

Sports injuries requiring surgery are typically related to overuse or traumatic events. When you need surgery, often these surgeries are performed with an arthroscopic approach to get you quickly back to the activities you enjoy. Common sports injuries we treat surgically:

  • Knee Injuries
    • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears and other knee ligaments
    • Meniscus injuries
    • Cartilage restoration
    • Kneecap instability
  • Hip Injuries
    • Labral tears
    • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Shoulder Injuries
    • Dislocations and labral tears
    • SLAP tears
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Impingement
  • Foot/Ankle Injuries
    • Achilles tendon tears
    • Peroneal tendon
  • Hand/Wrist Injuries
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Skiers thumb

The Providence Sports Medicine Summer Conditioning Program is a six-week exercise and movement plan that is designed to get you ready for sports practice and activities for late summer and fall. The COVID-19 crisis disrupted everyone’s lives. Taking a structured approach to returning to exercise and activity is important to reduce your chances of injury when returning to sports and competition. In addition to providing this program, Providence Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers are available to offer athletes and families guidance and support throughout the summer. 

For questions, send us an email.

Get the program introduction and instructions.

Weekly workouts