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Specialty Care for Injuries and Improved Fitness

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a student competitor or a professional athlete, the Northwestern Medicine Sports Medicine team uses the latest medical advances, including minimally invasive techniques, to reduce pain and speed healing for all common acute and chronic injuries to the bone and muscle tissue. We also work with athletes and other active people to help them meet their fitness goals.

Meet the Teams

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Northwestern Medicine board-certified sports medicine specialists use the latest medical and surgical advances and minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and speed healing to help get you moving again.

The focus of sports medicine is helping people recover from injuries related to sports, exercise or other physical activities. You may consult a sports medicine expert if you have an injury or if you are looking to improve fitness and reach athletic goals. Click here to learn more about when to see a sports medicine specialist.

Sport medicine specialists may have a variety of backgrounds, ranging from orthopaedics and exercise physiology to emergency medicine, with one goal: To get you back into the game and functioning at peak performance as quickly as possible.

Your sports medicine team may include:

  • Athletic trainers
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthopaedic specialists and surgeons
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Sports medicine specialists

Your treatment plan may also include rehabilitation services to help you heal, including:

  • Inpatient care
  • In-home rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation services at convenient locations close to where you live and work

Conditions Treated

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Looking for a Second Opinion?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.

Athletic Training and Sports Performance Clinic

The dedicated sports performance program at Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics helps athletes of all levels increase their success on the field, ice or court.

Patient Rehabilitation Protocols

For patients of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to find protocols to guide post-surgery recovery with a physical therapist week-by-week.

Sports Medicine Referrals

The Sports Medicine team, part of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, welcomes referrals and the opportunity to help manage musculoskeletal injuries.

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