UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Injured Athletes

When you or your child gets injured while playing a sport or any type of activity, it's important to see a specialist who understands your injury and is specially trained to help get you back to living an active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible. That's exactly the kind of care you will receive at Sports Medicine of Iowa. 

Treating all types of sports injuries

With so many types of injuries that can occur in sports, rest assured we have every injury and can treat it. From anything that can bench you or keep you on the sidelines, our team of experts are here to help.

Normal Types of Sports Injuries

  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Muscle tears
  • Knee blowouts
  • Torn ACLs
  • Any other injuries created from a sporting event

Understanding Sports Related Injuries & Needed Sports Therapy

Our physician is more than just family physician. He has been trained to understand what occurs on the sports field and how a sports injury affects a body. From analyzing how an athlete is using their body on the field to looking a concussion that occurred during a football game, Dr. Molis understands an athlete just wants to get better so they can continue to compete. 

When you come in for an appointment, Dr. Molis will diagnose, refer if needed, and produce a treatment plan. Your treatment plan will help you get back to playing your sport. If needed, sports physical therapy can be assigned and Dr. Molis will work with you to help you get back into shape for the game. 

Dr. Marc Molis, M.D., FAAFP, is board-certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Dr. Molis currently works with many Des Moines area sports teams including:

     - West Des Moines Valley High School

     - Des Moines Cycling Team

     - Simpson College 

     - Des Moines Buccaneers

He also has previous experience with the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team and the Milwaukee Ballet.