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Orthopedic Specialties: Sports Medicine

Getting Back in the Game: Sports Medicine at Ortho Rhode Island

Overview

Our sports medicine team focuses on the treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses related to sports, physical fitness, and exercise. We treat athletes at all levels, active people seeking improved exercise performance, individuals returning to full function from non-sports injuries, and people with disabilities trying to increase mobility.

Our sports medicine team is comprised of orthopedic surgeons and primary care physicians trained in Sports Medicine Fellowships, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. We provide specialized care to help you return to and maintain a level of activity that meets your physical demands and daily needs.

Our Approach

Our Sports Medicine team centers its comprehensive, multidisciplinary care on your unique activity and potential. We believe in a conservative approach – our state-of-the-art conditioning and comprehensive rehabilitation programs utilize the least invasive therapies and treatments to meet your goals. If surgery is necessary, our orthopedic surgeons use the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques that allow for quicker recovery and return to sport and activity.

What other services do we provide?

  • Concussion management and clearance – Assessment using clinical guidelines and tools to diagnose and manage patients’ concussion symptoms, and to determine readiness to return to physical activities.
  • Pre-participation physicals – Evaluations that provide a medical background for a student-athlete’s physician and medical staff, and promote health and safety in training and competition.

For more information about sports injury prevention, visit STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries, a comprehensive public outreach program focused on the importance of sports safety, created by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Local Involvement

As part of our commitment to preventing and treating injury for Rhode Island’s athletes, we are proud to offer sports medicine, athletic training, and orthopedic care for student-athlete programs across the state.

Our physicians are the official team Orthopedics and Sports Medicine providers for the University of Rhode Island, and the official Orthopedic partner of Rhode Island Interscholastic League. We also provide orthopedic care to the athletic programs at Johnson & Wales University.

Leadership in Innovation

We believe the marriage of technology and medicine leads to safer, more effective treatment for healthier, happier patients. As a leader in emerging orthopedic technology, Ortho Rhode Island is pioneering state-of-the-art orthopedic tools and techniques:

Ultrasound guided injections, including Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Ortho Rhode Island Sports Medicine Specialists
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