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Why choose Northwestern Medicine for sports medicine care?

Sports injuries can hold you back from an active life. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a student competitor or a professional athlete, the sports medicine team at Northwestern Medicine offers complete care to help get you moving again. Your sports medicine team* may include:

  • Athletic trainers
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthopaedist/orthopaedic surgeons
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Sports medicine specialists

Northwestern Medicine board-certified sports medicine specialists use the latest medical and surgical advances, including minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and speed healing. You’ll have a full spectrum of rehabilitation services to help you heal, including:

  • Inpatient care immediately following surgery
  • In-home rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation services at a convenient location

Meet the Teams

Northwestern Medicine physician Dr. Wellington Hsu examining a patient.
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 Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

The Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the nation’s premier destinations for musculoskeletal services. With numerous medical specialists and disciplines, along with state-of-the-art imaging and operating room facilities, this collaborative environment ensures more accurate diagnoses, better patient outcomes and streamlined processes. The center specializes in:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain from nerve injuries, failed back or neck surgery
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Joint replacement
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation for injuries to bones, muscles, tissues, joints, central nervous system
  • Spinal disorders and injuries
  • Sports medicine

The CCOSC has several important initiatives, including the Women’s CCOSC Health Program to ensure women of all ages receive the specialized musculoskeletal care they need. The Sports Medicine, Injury and Rehabilitation Program facilitates a safe, expedient recovery and return to activity for recreational and professional athletes.

Additional CCOSC locations include:

Northwestern Medicine River Forest

420 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, IL

Northwestern Medicine Elmhurst

1200 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL

To schedule an appointment at the CCOSC at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine River Forest and Northwestern Medicine Elmhurst, please call 855.466.7746.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers comprehensive orthopaedic services and performs more orthopaedic surgeries for Lake County residents than any other hospital. More than 30 of Lake County's top orthopaedic surgeons practice at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and many have specialized fellowship training. They perform leading-edge procedures both in Lake Forest and at the Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Surgery Center, including:

  • Ankle replacement
  • Anterior approach total hip replacement
  • Arthroscopic cartilage regeneration and reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic hip reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Cartilage repair, restoration and transplantation
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Computer-guided customized knee replacement
  • Elbow disorders
  • Hand surgery
  • Hip replacements, total and partial
  • Knee replacements, total and partial
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Orthobiologics (tissue engineering)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Reconstruction of the knee, hip, shoulder, foot/ankle, back and hand
  • Shoulder reconstruction and replacement

To schedule an appointment please call 847.535.8500.

Athletic Training and Sports Performance Clinic

Sports and fitness are essential parts of your healthy lifestyle, the dedicated sports performance program helps athletes at all levels increase their success on the field, ice or court. Complete with state-of-the-art technology and offering advanced therapies, a new 2,400-square-foot unit features space for classes and individual training utilizing weights, cardio equipment, suspension straps, total-body resistance equipment, agility ladders and much more. Northwestern Medicine athletic trainers and certified Group/Personal Fitness Instructors are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help you maximize your performance.

At Northwestern Medicine, our Athletic Trainers are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our community.

For additional information and class descriptions please call 630.315.8764.

Concussion Clinic

Concussions occur in millions of United States athletes each year. Since a concussion is a type of brain injury that requires immediate treatment, it's important to recognize the signs and symptoms.

The Northwestern Medicine Concussion Clinic helps you learn the warning signs of a concussion so you can seek care as quickly as possible. Screening exams are also available to help determine if you’ve suffered a concussion.

To schedule an appointment at the Northwestern Medicine Concussion Clinic, call 630.225.2663.

Running Medicine Clinic

The Running Medicine Clinic at Northwestern Medicine uses a multidisciplinary team of professionals from several different specialties to focus on patient education, injury prevention and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic running injuries.

The initial running evaluation includes:

  • Assessing your health history with a physician
  • Establishing your running goals
  • Discussing your injury concerns
  • Considering relevant diagnostic testing, such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electromyogram and nerve conduction studies–electrical tests of your nerves and muscles

Our goal is to keep you running. The Running Medicine Clinic has all the tools and resources to help you achieve your goals.

Collaborating specialties:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Physiatry
  • Podiatry
  • Sports nutrition
  • Exercise physiology
  • Physical therapy

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 630.225.2663.

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In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.