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Sports medicine

One of our stand-out specialties is our extensive experience with sports care. We have a team of sports medicine physicians who specialize in the treatment, management and prevention of illness and injury - and help minimize time away from sports, work or school.

Whether you're a competitive student-athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who wants to become active or begin an exercise program, the same expertise can be applied. So, give us a call if you're experiencing any pain or just need a good physical.

Should you see a sports medicine physician or orthopaedic surgeon?


While both are trained in musculoskeletal medicine, a sports medicine doctor specializes in non-operative musculoskeletal conditions, which actually account for 90% of all sports injuries. Depending on your condition, meeting with one of our sports medicine specialists could be the best place to start. They can maximize non-operative treatment, recommend physical therapies, and if necessary expedite referrals to one of our surgeons.

Common Musculoskeletal Conditions:


  • Acute injuries: ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, and fractures
  • Overuse injuries: rotator cuff and other forms of tendinopathies, stress fractures
  • Medical and injection therapies for osteoarthritis
 

Common Non-musculoskeletal Conditions of Sports Medicine:


  • Concussions and other head injuries
  • Chronic or acute illness: infectious mononucleosis or asthma
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids, and performance issues
  • "Return to play" decisions on sick or injured athletes
  • Safe strength training and conditioning exercises
 

Need student athlete care?


In addition to caring for the Arkansas Razorbacks, we also provide coverage for NWA high schools. Our team understands the athlete mentality. We work with our patients to prevent injury, and when needed provide treatment that gets them back in the game quickly, but safely.

Services Offered

 

Year-round Physicals


An important aspect of safety in athletics is a thorough sports physical offered by someone with advanced training in the care for athletes. That's why our doctors offer sports physicals year-round.

Athletic Trainers


Our athletic trainers offer coverage for most of the high schools in NWA. In addition, we work with other area athletic trainers to ensure student athletes get quick access to the region's best sports medicine care.

Physical Therapists


Our onsite physical therapy offers patients convenient access to further aid in the recovery process. We see all types of athletic injuries, including but not limited to: ACL injuries, broken bones, shoulder labral tears, concussions, sprains, strains, tears, and more.

We're Members
of AMSSM