When you get injured, it's important to be supported by experts who understand your injury and are specially trained to help you get back to living an active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

Our team will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. Sports medicine is a specialty that focuses on non-invasive treatment options for all musculoskeletal injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries are injuries affecting the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. Sports medicine provides an alternative to surgical treatment options. Our board-certified sports medicine physicians and physical therapy team have the expertise needed to get you back in the game!

What is a Sports Medicine Specialist?

A sports medicine specialist is trained to understand what occurs on the court or playing field and how a sports injury affects a body. From analyzing how an athlete uses his or her body during practice and competition to looking at a sports-related concussion, a sports medicine specialist works to diagnose and treat a patient so he or she can get back into the game or meet his or her other goals. A sports medicine specialist is board certified in sports medicine. Sometimes, a sports medicine specialist also specializes in family medicine or orthopedics, or practices at a clinic that specializes in one of these areas.

What Conditions Does a Sports Medicine Specialist Treat?

Athletes can experience many different types of injuries. At UnityPoint Clinic, we can treat, or in some cases, work with you to prevent the following:

  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Muscle tears
  • Knee blowouts
  • Torn ACLs
  • Other sports-related injuries

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