When pain holds you back, we help you move forward

Ascension Michigan sports medicine care teams provide primary care for injuries and illnesses and help you improve your athletic performance.

Sports medicine care in Michigan

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Sports and exercise are activities you enjoy, until pain holds you back. Sports medicine fellowship-trained doctors and orthopedic surgeons at Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine sites of care treat competitive athletes and active youth and adults of all ages who enjoy exercise and recreational activities. Our sports medicine care teams provide primary care for many conditions, including sports-related concussions, sprains and strains, overuse injuries, overtraining and nutrition imbalances. Based on your specific needs, we provide a personalized care plan to help you safely recover from injury or illness and return to your chosen activity. We’re here to help you prevent injuries, support your fitness goals and improve your wellness.

Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine is a network of primary care doctors, specialists, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, psychologists and exercise physiologists. Through our Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine Trainer Program, a sports medicine doctor is also your team doctor. Our care team works together to provide onsite injury evaluation and care to individuals and small groups in middle and high school, college, professional sports, and clubs. Our care teams coordinate and deliver event medical coverage to provide a safe environment for your sport or event.

Call Ascension Connect, 866-501-3627, to find doctors and services:

  • Ascension Borgess Orthopedics, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
  • Ascension Mid-Michigan, Saginaw, Flint and surrounding area
  • Ascension Southeast Michigan, Greater Detroit area

Sports medicine services

When you meet one of our sports medicine doctors, we start by listening to understand you and your specific goals. You don’t have to be a competitive athlete - simply motivated to pursue healthy activities. Primary care sports medicine services focus on non-surgical treatments and exercise to help recovery, build strength and improve flexibility. Services may include:

  • Concussion testing and management, including return-to-play monitoring
  • Exercise prescription
  • Injury evaluation and management
  • Sports nutrition and psychology
  • Sports physicals and functional testing
  • Sports performance consultation
  • Telehealth (virtual) sports nutrition counseling
  • Therapeutic injections

Advanced surgical care for orthopedic injuries

If you have an injury that needs surgical treatment, we provide a network of orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists at Ascension Michigan sites of care. Our surgeons specialize in surgical options for sports-related injuries, hand surgery, reconstructive bone fracture surgery, hip, shoulder and knee surgery, and spine surgery. We offer minimally invasive arthroscopic options to diagnose and treat joint, muscle and ligament conditions, such as injuries of the shoulder rotator cuff and labrum, hip impingement and labral tears, and knee injuries including meniscus and ligament tears.

Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine Trainer Program

Our athletic trainer in the school helps support your coaches and prepare athletes for vigorous exercise. The Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine Trainer Program provides injury care at practices and games. We focus on injury prevention and coordinate the return-to-play plan for an athlete who is recovering from an injury or concussion. Our network of sports medicine and orthopedic doctors provide same-day and next-day appointments and offer access to physical therapists who specialize in sports injury rehabilitation. Ascension Michigan hospitals throughout the area also provide 24/7 emergency care for traumatic bone and muscle injuries.

We work closely with public health and school officials to minimize infectious disease outbreaks. Your child’s health and well-being are our priority.

Walk-in injury care

We provide a one-stop solution for minor sports, work and activity-related injuries. Whether it’s a muscle strain or sprain or possible bone fracture, we’re here to help deliver care that’s right for you.

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