Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Services in Tampa Bay

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Whether you're a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, the Sports Medicine Program at BayCare Health System provides you with a winning team of medical professionals. We provide the most advanced treatments to accelerate your recovery, restore optimal performance and get you back in the game. In addition to excellent clinical care, we also provide expert direction in preventing injuries and enhancing sports performance. Through community outreach, we provide education and training to student athletes throughout Tampa Bay.

Our Team Treats You Like A Pro

Our Sports Medicine team features board-certified orthopedic surgeons, board-certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers who work together to coordinate your treatment from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Our athletic trainers are certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), licensed by the State of Florida, and experienced in providing care for acute musculoskeletal injuries. Our physical therapists are licensed by the State of Florida, have graduate-level training, and are experienced in providing care for chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Sports Medicine Conditions

Our medical teams deliver individualized and highly skilled care that addresses all major sports injuries and post-operative conditions. These include:

  • Ankle sprains and fractures
  • Knee, hip, shoulder and elbow tendonitis
  • Knee sprains (including ACL reconstruction)
  • Hip bursitis, fractures and dislocations
  • Dislocations/subluxations
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Over use injuries, such as tendonitis or stress fractures
  • Mild traumatic brain injury and other head injuries
  • Athletes with chronic or acute illness, such as infectious mononucleosis, asthma or diabetes
  • "Return to play" decisions in the sick or injured athlete
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation, including anti-gravity treatment

Performance Enhancement

 We also focus on prevention, with sports-specific training and sports enhancement services that help patients achieve better flexibility, balance, agility, motor control, strength and power. Proper training can enhance performance and decrease the risk of injury. Some of the programs include:

  • Movement screenings
  • Injury prevention clinics
  • Exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness
  • Strength training and conditioning
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion
  • Warm-up routines for daily practices
  • Sport-specific movement instruction
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids and performance issues

For more information or a physician referral, call 1-800-BayCare (1-800-229-2273) or find a doctor near you.