Doctors and athletic trainers at Ascension orthopedic and sports medicine sites of care deliver personalized care for sports injuries.
About Athletic Training, Rehabilitation, and Recovery
Specialty care for sports injuries
Sports and activity-related injuries can be caused by an acute event or overuse, with poor body mechanics and other environmental factors playing a role. Our sports medicine care team specializes in evaluating, treating and helping to prevent such injuries. We provide team based care for a wide range of sports and activity related conditions, including:
- Acute bone, muscle and ligament injuries
- Female athlete triad
- Overuse injuries
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Weather-related illness due to exercise in extreme heat or cold
Our holistic approach to care includes support for your emotional and physical well being during an injury or illness. If an injury or illness is keeping you from your favorite activities, we’re here for you from your first visit through recovery and return to play.
Sports medicine services at Ascension treats both competitive athletes and active individuals of all ages who enjoy exercise and recreational activities. When you get injured, our care team including fellowship trained, primary care and orthopedic sports medicine doctors and athletic trainers are here to help. We provide comprehensive services including urgent injury care, non-surgical treatments and rehabilitation therapy. And if surgery is recommended for you, the orthopedic surgeons at Ascension sites of care deliver a range of services - from minimally invasive surgery to surgery for complex injuries. Don’t let an injury hold you back from doing what you enjoy most.
Our sports medicine doctors and athletic trainers also provide event medicine services and emergency care for athlete injuries at team practices, competitions and other community events.
When to see a sports medicine doctor
You don’t have to be an athlete to schedule an appointment with our sports medicine care team. We provide care to active youth, teens and adults and personalize your treatment plan for your physical abilities and performance goals. If you have an injury or illness that keeps you from participating in your sport, exercise or recreational activity, our sports medicine doctors are here to help. Our goal is to get you back to your chosen activity quickly and safely. We listen to understand you and your health concerns and work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you.
When an injury is severe and requires immediate attention, such as a bone fracture or tendon tear, our local Ascension emergency rooms can provide an initial evaluation and connect you with our network of orthopedic surgeons and other specialists for expert care.
At some of our orthopedic-sports medicine sites of care, we offer walk-in injury care.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.