Sports Medicine at The Everett Clinic is a medical specialty that focuses on prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of injuries that occur during participation in sports, exercise and recreation. Sports Medicine physicians treat both athletes and non-athletes and specialize in medical treatment of musculoskeletal sports conditions. Sports Medicine physicians often serve as Team Physicians for local and/or national sports teams. The goal of our sports medicine team is to maximize function for patients and get them back to their desired activity.
Sports Medicine physicians commonly deal with the following:
Non-operative orthopedic sports medicine
- Sports, activity and exercise related specialty care
- Arthritis care
- Shoulder pain (including rotator cuff syndromes, frozen shoulder, little league shoulder)
- Knee pain (Iliotibial band Syndrome, Patellofemoral Syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter)
- Joint, tendon and bursa therapeutic injections
- Fracture care
Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians become board certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Pediatrics and then complete 1-2 years of additional subspecialty training in Sports Medicine. They can expedite referral to an orthopedic surgeon or rehabilitative care when appropriate. In addition to above, these physicians also deal with:
Operative orthopedic sports medicine
We are devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system, utilizing all methods of treatment ranging from conservative to surgical care.
Fortunately, most orthopaedic injuries can be successfully treated without surgery. Our orthopaedic surgeons will formulate your rehabilitation with a personalized approach, including physical therapy, adjunctive modalities and a plan to return to your desired level of activity.
If conservative treatments fail to relieve your symptoms and surgery is indicated, our sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons have extensive experience in performing minimally-invasive, arthroscopic procedures using the latest techniques that help athletes return to the playing field. They bring their experience in the care of the competitive athlete in the following ways: