Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physicians
Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Our sports medicine specialists are all members of SportsMedUtah.com. Our goal is to prevent, diagnose, manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sports or recreational activity. This includes not only the surgical and non-surgical treatment of sports related problems but also conditioning, strengthening, prevention, and training for all skill levels, from amateurs to highly-trained professionals. Our goal is to help our patients return to peak performance.
We provide team care for professional athletes such as REAL Salt Lake, the Utah Grizzlies Hockey team, the Canadian and U.S. Ski Teams, Ballet West and more. We also work with local colleges and high school teams. This work with high performing athletes allows us to apply what we learn to all aspects of the care we provide.
Both sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons are trained in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports medicine, by contrast, tends to center more on non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments. The majority of all sports injuries are non-surgical. At the Centers of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine clinics, you get the best of both worlds because our physicians are trained in both disciplines.
Our providers work closely with athletic trainers, therapists, coaches, school administration, as well as athletes and their families. Whether you are a professional, semi-professional, or recreational athlete you are in good hands at one of our practices.
Sports-related injuries and conditions we treat include:
- Overuse, running, throwing, and dance injuries
- Concussion management
- Painful tendon disorders (tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, achilles and patellar tendinopathies)
- Sprains, strains, contusions (bruises), and other soft tissue injuries
- Stress fractures
- Burners and stingers
- Health problems caused by extreme exercise and dieting
- Heat injury
- Muscle cramps
- Ligament sprains and muscle strains
- Acute back pain
- ACL injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff or painful shoulder injuries
- Knee and ligament injuries
- Shoulder ligament injuries
- Shoulder dislocation/instability
- Shoulder separation
- Labral tears
- Clavicle fracture
- Ankle fracture
- Patella dislocation
When surgical orthopedic care is needed to treat a serious sports injury, our physicians offer advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques to shorten recovery times, minimize trauma to the surgical area, and to get athletes back to play as quickly and safely as possible.