Diagnosis, Treatment for Athletes

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a specialty that covers the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries caused by sports and exercise-related activities. The focus of sports medicine at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center is to help patients make a full recovery so that they are able to resume their daily activities and return to the sport of choice as they are ready and able.

Sports, Exercise, Fall or Overuse Injury Treatment

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s orthopedic, neurological and rehabilitation specialists offer comprehensive care to address conditions or trauma involving the musculoskeletal system resulting from a sports injury, accident, overuse, fall or other condition. The hospital offers physical therapy in the inpatient and outpatient setting; the Rehabilitation Institute focuses on all inpatient rehabilitation and the Center for Rehabilitation is our outpatient service. Our teams use a personalized approach in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries of the knee
  • Cartilage injuries in the knee
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff (shoulder joint area) tears
  • Other shoulder injuries and conditions
  • Torn ligaments
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee

Inpatient Rehabilitation

The inpatient services of the Rehabilitation Institute focused on sports-related injuries include:

  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord rehabilitation

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient sports-related rehabilitation services provided through the Center for Rehabilitation include:

  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Balance enhancement/fall prevention
  • Body mechanics education.
To find a doctor who is affiliated with the St. Mary's Regional Medical Center sports medicine program, call our free physician referral service at 580-249-3741.