Longstreet Clinic’s specialists are experts when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries. Our fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians come from a variety of medical background which enable us to offer patients of all ages and all abilities the specialized care to diagnose, treat and rehab their specific injuries and conditions.
Sports medicine is a branch of health care that researches and implements medical science in musculoskeletal issues resulting from the strenuous activity of exercise and sport. These include problems with tendons, muscle cramps, sprains or ligament damage, broken bones or fractures, shin splints and concussion management. Our sports medicine team, part of the Longstreet Clinic Neuroscience & Orthopedic Center, consists of providers with training in:
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Primary Care Sports Medicine
Whether your injury requires nonsurgical management and rehab or surgical interventions, our comprehensive team is ready serve you.
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While our treatment of sports injuries in athletes is unparalleled, we also focus on the prevention of injuries. Our staff works with athletes and their families to develop an individualized exercise and conditioning program to assist in the prevention of injury.
>>Read more about Understanding and Avoiding Common Sports Injuries
Injury Care and Management
When an injury does occur, accurate diagnosis is crucial. Using the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols, our sports physician specialists will diagnose the injury and establish a care plan with the athlete designed to return him/her to pre-injury performance as quickly as possible.
Many athletic teams have sports medicine specialists, including onsite physicians, orthopedic surgeons, athletic training staff and physical therapists. Their main goals are to maintain the health and function of the athlete’s body.
Sports Medicine surgeons are trained to correct any issue with the bones or surrounding connective tissue that may have, for whatever reason, become inflamed, severed or otherwise dysfunctional and cannot be dealt with through conservative measures.
Common Sports Injury Surgical Procedures
- ACL Surgery
- Meniscus Repair
- MCL Injury
- Rotator Cuff Repair of the shoulder
- Tommy John Surgery of the elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of the wrist
- Bunion & other Foot Surgery
Common Non-surgical Sports Injury Care
- Fractures, Sprains & Strains
- Tendinitis Treatment
- Concussion Management
Physical therapists provide general or post-surgery support to re-strengthen muscles, improve flexibility to prevent future problems and improve the overall quality of the musculoskeletal system. Depending on the type of injury the patient has sustained, a physical therapist can determine the quickest and most efficient method in which to return the patient to the playing field.
Longstreet Clinic is proud to offer a variety of experienced and respected sports medicine experts trained to treat each member of the family.
Our fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians include:
Additional providers with extensive experience treating sports injuries include:
- Chris Linberg, M.D.
- Britta Okyere, M.D.
- Derek Moore, M.D.
- Barry Munn, M.D.
- Hugh Cornelson, FNP-C
- Kerri Freeman, PA-C
- Kelly Hemphill, PA-C
- Kaitlyn McMillian, FNP-C
- Amanda “Sam” Pipkin, PA-C
- Amanda Wallace, PA-C
We invite you to learn more about our providers and the location nearest to you!