At UofL Physicians-Sports Medicine, we know that an active lifestyle is important to you, and we want to ensure you stay healthy to enjoy it. All active individuals can benefit from the same treatment principles used to return high-profile athletes to play. The weekend warrior with a shoulder injury from softball or a sore knee from running deserves the same high-quality care as an elite marathoner or college basketball player. We also take care of “industrial athletes” – those in physically demanding workplaces – and many Louisville employers have recognized that comprehensive treatment of their injured workers will speed their return to work.
Our board-certified sports medicine physicians treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses common to athletes and other active people. The underlying belief is that physical activity is essential to the health of all people, and sports medicine physicians are dedicated to helping people achieve and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.
Athletes represent a special population of active individuals with additional goals and physical demands specific to their chosen sport. Having a complete understanding of the nature of sport is needed to safely return an injured athlete to play as soon as possible or to optimize the athlete’s fitness in order to reach full potential. UofL Physicians-Sports Medicine physicians are specially trained to do these things.
UofL Physicians-Sports Medicine works directly with University of Louisville NCAA Division-I athletes in all sports, as well as athletes at Spalding University (Division-III). Our physicians also serve the community through providing medical care as Team Physician for local high schools, as well as Mass Event Coverage including the Louisville Triple Crown of Running and the Ironman competition.
Get back in the game with UofL Health - Sports Medicine!
Don’t let an injury keep you out of the game. Turn to UofL Health - Sports Medicine for the area’s leading sports medicine physicians and orthopedics, advanced diagnostics, UofL Health - Frazier Rehab Institute, and convenient urgent care and emergency care locations.
Professional, collegiate, and high school athletes, weekend warriors and those who have an “athletic mindset” can take advantage of the expertise of our specialized care. Our board-certified sports medicine physicians treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. They know how to get you safely back to optimal fitness and ready to compete.
Unsure where to start? Call 502-63-SPORT (77678) and talk with a member of the UofL Health team for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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