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 jr high, high school, collegiate, professional to weekend warriors and fitness enthusiasts. Injuries can range from trauma and fracture management to overuse and preventative care.
Springfield Clinic’s board-certified athletic trainers will be onsite at local high schools and public sporting events throughout the region to triage injuries and collaborate directly with Springfield Clinic’s team of board-certified sports medicine doctors.
As part of Springfield Clinic’s Orthopedic Group, 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.
Springfield Clinic has recently expanded the number of sports medicine specialists on its staff and nearly tripled the size of its Rehabilitation Services team, particularly with physical therapists specializing in sports medicine. And, because athletic injuries often occur outside “normal” business hours, Springfield Clinic has expanded hours of operation and appointment times in its Imaging Center, Rehabilitation Services facilities and the Ortho 1st Clinic.
Springfield Clinic’s doctors have been providing sports medicine care for years so this program is a natural next step. 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.
For more information about Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine, contact Benjamin McLain, Director of Rehabilitation Services, at 217.528.7541, extension 21207.
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:
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