At Providence, we’re committed to helping you achieve greatness in your sport. Through personal care and expertise, our doctors will help you stay active and engaged in the activities you love to pursue.
The goal of sports medicine is to help you prepare for your sport, avoid injuries and improve your performance.
We understand that being an athlete means being prone to injury, particularly those related to soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons: sprains, muscle pulls and fractures. Because these injuries are all too common among athletes, our sports medicine services begin with a comprehensive injury assessment.
Using the assessment results, we provide non-operative orthopedic care suitable for patients who experience sports and exercise-related injuries, helping them stay active and balance their performance goals with their athletic wellness.
By working closely with patients, listening to their concerns and understanding their needs, our sports medicine physicians offer a comprehensive team approach to their patients’ wellbeing. They work in partnership with local orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, radiologists and athletic trainers to provide optimal health care.
Sports medicine physicians at Providence are experts in the field. Many of them are fellows of varying sports medicine fellowship programs and have undergone extensive training in family medicine and orthopedic health care. Their dedication to the craft makes them more than doctors; they take a personal and active interest in sports, fitness and nutritional health.
Sports therapy focuses on individual needs of athletes of all ages to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Benefits include:
- Sports-specific injury prevention
- Improving flexibility, strength and cardiovascular condition to recover from injury or illness
- Improving physical limitations and reducing pain
- Aiding recovery from orthopedic conditions and surgery, including spine and joint replacement surgery
- Safe return to participation in sports and work after an injury or surgery
Specialists in sports medicine treat a wide range of conditions and problems, including acute injuries such as the dislocation of a joint, ligament tears and joint sprains. They also care for patients who have overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel, stress fractures, muscle strains and tendonitis.
Treatments range from casts, physical therapy and rehabilitation to arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries. Sports medicine physicians also offer assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal issues within the:
- Head - concussion management (ImPACT®)