Our Sports Medicine Team
Physicians for Athletes and Active Adults
At OhioHealth, our sports medicine experts understand the bumps, bruises and breaks of an active lifestyle. Setbacks like these can bring your student athlete to tears, sideline a star athlete or slow down the most active senior.
Our highly skilled specialists will help where it hurts. They’ll evaluate and prevent problems and provide fast, expert intervention when you need it.
Health professionals who may contribute to your care include:
- Primary Care Physicians
Our sports medicine primary care physicians are ideal for active adults and student athletes. They provide and coordinate your overall healthcare, including routine check-ups, wellness and prevention guidance, injury consultation and treatment, and referrals to specialists.
- Non-Surgical Orthopedic Specialists
Our sports medicine physicians work closely with injured athletes to find non-surgical solutions as often as possible. They offer some of the most advanced treatments such as physical therapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, diagnostic ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injection.
- Orthopedic Surgeons
When surgery is the best treatment option, OhioHealth sports medicine orthopedic surgeons are among the region’s best. They perform the most advanced surgeries for shoulder, hand, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle injuries, and they help you make informed decisions about your return to the activities you love.
- Athletic Trainers
Healthcare professionals who specialize in preventing and diagnosing sports-related injuries. They connect athletes with a sports medicine doctor within hours, not days or weeks. Our team includes more than 100 athletic trainers. They cover over 50 middle schools, high schools and colleges.
Doctors with specialized training, skill and expertise in preventing, diagnosing and caring for conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels. Our cardiac team offers pre-participation heart screenings for athletes 14 and older. Specialists will test for underlying heart conditions that could present a risk when participating in activities.
- Concussion Doctors and Specialists
Primary care doctors and neurologists who specialize in preventing, diagnosing and managing concussion and other traumatic brain injuries.
- Occupational and Physical Therapists
Specialists who help reduce pain, increase function and restore the ability to return to an active lifestyle. Our physical and occupational therapists work with individuals of all ages and activity levels.
- Sports Psychologists
Professionals who help athletes, coaches and teams overcome psychological barriers, build confidence and optimize mental performance. They work with individuals as well as teams.
- Sports Dietitian and Nutritionists
In addition to diet and nutrition education, they provide guidance about health issues such as preventing injuries, fatigue and dehydration. OhioHealth’s nutrition program is directed by a registered dietitian to create individualized plans specific to your goals.