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Our Services

Sports Medicine

Service Details

Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine provides a fully-integrated experience for patients who need prevention, evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. 

The sports medicine program encompasses a team approach to meeting the needs of the community and provides a full range of medical and physical services to treat athletes of all ages and levels from junior high, high school, collegiate, professional to weekend warriors and fitness enthusiasts. Injuries can range from trauma and fracture management to overuse and preventative care.

As part of Springfield Clinic Orthopedics, the sports medicine specialists will coordinate the athlete’s care, including any imaging (x-ray, MRI, CT, etc), lab work, physical therapy or referrals to appropriate medical or surgical providers. 

Sports Medicine at Springfield Clinic gives our physicians direct access to the services needed to better and more efficiently manage injury care. Time is of the essence when dealing with severe sports injuries or the possibility of concussion. Springfield Clinic's Sports Medicine services benefit patients with faster care, greater value and ultimately, better health outcomes.

Athletic Trainers

Springfield Clinic's certified athletic trainers are on-site at local schools and public sporting events throughout the region to triage injuries and collaborate directly with Springfield Clinic's team of board-certified sports medicine and orthopedic specialties.

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Community & School Support

Students engaged in competitive sports and all kinds of athletic activity look to us for expert assistance in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries as well as proper training techniques, bracing and splinting for a quick return to play. 

Our Athletic Trainers and Sports Medicine physicians work with the following schools and community services in the Springfield-area:

Schools

  • Athens High School

  • Auburn High School

  • Blackburn College

  • Carlinville High School

  • Edinburg High School

  • Glenwood High School

  • Greenview High School

  • Illini Central High School

  • Lanphier High School

  • North Mac High School

  • Pawnee High School

  • Pleasant Plains High School

  • Riverton High School

  • Robert Morris University - Springfield

  • Rochester High School

  • South Fork High School

  • Southeast High School

  • Springfield High School

  • Springfield Lutheran High School

  • Taylorville High School

  • Tri-City High School

  • University of Illinois-Springfield

  • Williamsville High School

Community

  • American Lung Association-Fight for Air Climb

  • Springfield Road Runners Club

  • Capitol City Biathlon

  • Springfield Marathon

  • Abe’s Army an Abe’s Amble

  • Route 66 Half Ironman

  • Iron Abe Olympic Triathlon

  • Stoneman Sprint Triathlon

  • Sangamon Auditorium

  • Capitol City Showcase Boy's Basketball

Concussion Management

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function and causes temporary cognitive and physical problems. Concussions need medical evaluation, whether from an athletic trainer, sports medicine physician, primary care physician or emergency room physician. If concussions are not properly treated, complications can result, including permanent damage. 

Contact a Springfield Clinic Athletic Trainer or Sports Medicine Physician at 217.528.7541 if any of the below signs or symptoms are present as a result of an apparent head injury.

Signs observed

  • Appears dazed or stunned

  • Loses consciousness (even momentarily)

  • Cannot recall events leading up to injury, after the injury, or how the injury occurred 

  • Is confused about basic instructions

  • Is unsure of location, game/practice, or date

  • Moves clumsily

  • Forgets simple instructions

  • Slow to respond to questions

  • Mood swings or behavior changes

  • Is confused about basic questions 

Symptoms observed

  • Headache or “pressure” in the head

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Balance issues or dizziness

  • Concentration or memory problems

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Sensitivity to noise

  • Double or blurry vision

  • Feels sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy

  • Confusion