Sports Medicine Team
Our focus is on getting you back in the game as quickly as possible; therefore we have both primary care sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons on our physician team. The majority of athletic injuries require rehabilitation, sports conditioning, or other services. Patients typically will see a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician first.
For injuries that require surgery, our Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeons will work with the Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians, or your own Primary Care Provider, to get you back on the road to recovery.
With a wide range of sub-specialty physicians who are also experts in sports medicine, we’re the only team in Michigan where every member is part of a unified group of medical and surgical specialists.
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are critical members of our Sports Medicine team. Our ATs are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with our physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. Through our Sports Medicine program, our ATs support the athletic programs at over 20 area high schools, college and universities, and professional teams throughout the tri-county area. The ATs also work with our physicians in sports medicine clinics and as specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who have completed academic curriculum and clinical training following the medical model. ATs must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. In the State of Michigan Athletic Trainers must be licensed in order to practice. To learn more about the athletic training profession visit the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Physical Therapists are an integral member of the Sports Medicine Team. Physical Therapy services are accessible through a referral from a physician. Our physical therapists do a thorough biomechanical assessment, develop a plan of care and use a variety of treatment techniques to help you reduce pain, restore function and return to your activities. Most health insurance plans cover physical therapy services.
Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who have completed a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. They are licensed by the State of Michigan. Learn more about the physical therapy profession at the American Physical Therapy Association.
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