Sports and staying active are a big part of many people’s lives, whether they play professionally in front of thousands or simply enjoy a jog in the park. But with all the health benefits of exercise—not to mention the thrill of competition—comes the very real risk of injury. A muscle tear, a joint dislocation or a broken bone can quickly turn you from a participant into a spectator.
WellSpan can help. Our highly trained orthopedic physicians are experts at diagnosing and treating a broad range of injuries, whether they’re sudden and traumatic or the result of overuse.
Whatever your injury, you can count on your WellSpan Sports Medicine orthopedic team to give you the personalized care you deserve. We start by asking what you want to accomplish, and with this information we put together a treatment plan designed to make those goals a reality. Helping you get there won’t just be your doctor, but an entire network of support.
As a WellSpan Sports Medicine patient, you’ll be under the care of highly skilled, fellowship-trained sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Our team treats a wide range of sports injuries, including:
How We Can Help
We support your activity by evaluating your fitness level (non-surgical) and diagnosing your injuries. Together, we’ll develop a customized recovery plan to get you back to enjoying the activities you love. Our services include:
Acute Sports Injury Evaluations
If you’ve been injured playing sports, it’s essential to an expedient and optimal recovery that a medical professional evaluate your injury. Our Sports Medicine physicians have decades of experience in working with athletes and diagnosing and treating all types of sports injuries.
We want to avoid surgery as much as you do, but sometimes surgery is the appropriate treatment option. WellSpan physicians are highly skilled at a wide range of orthopedic procedures. If you do need surgery, you’ll be in the best possible hands and have the support of the entire WellSpan care team. Learn more about orthopedic surgery.
Walk-in Injury Care
If you’ve rolled your ankle, sprained your wrist, pulled a back muscle or suffered some other injury in the midst of enjoying your favorite athletic activity, the WellSpan Urgent Orthopedics team is ready to help. Conveniently located across from Apple Hill Medical Center, in Hanover and select regions, the WellSpan Urgent Orthopedics team focuses solely on musculoskeletal emergencies, with care provided by our team of highly skilled orthopedic physicians. Learn more about the Orthopedics Walk-in Injury Care clinic.
Sports Concussion Management
WellSpan has expertise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of sports concussions. Our providers manage concussed patients of all ages with sports and related injuries. We work closely with area schools to provide athletic trainers who can perform on-field brain injury assessments and manage return to play protocols. While most concussions are mild, others are serious enough to cause physical, neurological and behavioral changes. We use the ImPACT testing tool, in addition to a neurological examination, to determine the extent of the injury. We offer rehabilitation for patients recovering from concussions, with programs designed around patients’ individual goals and care needs. Learn more about concussion management.
Cardiopulmonary Treadmill Stress Testing
The cardiopulmonary treadmill stress test provides your WellSpan physician with an excellent assessment of your heart and lung function. With this information, your doctor—working with your entire WellSpan care team—can put together a treatment plan that takes into account your health condition and your goals.
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Care
Don't let orthopedic pain put you on the sidelines. When you need to get back to the sport or activity you love, it helps to have physicians in your corner that understand the specific demands of your favorite activity. At WellSpan, we have a team that specializes in the sports medicine needs of people involved in all forms of an active lifestyle.
WellSpan’s team of fellowship trained orthopedic and sports medicine specialists have helped many professional, student and recreational athletes return to play and stay at the top of their game. And they can do the same for you. Because at WellSpan Health, our goal is to help you reach your health goals—on and off the field.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
OMT moves muscles and joints with stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. This treatment helps ease pain and increase mobility and flexibility. It has shown to benefit many individuals, including those with injuries, asthma, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.
Injury Prevention Program
WellSpan Sports Medicine offers an injury prevention program designed just for athletes. This program helps athletes reduce their risk of injury, strengthen muscles and enhance their overall athletic performance. Athletes receive a customized training session with a certified athletic trainer. Then, the athletes and trainers – along with coaches and parents – will create a plan to help the athlete reach their potential and avoid further injury. Learn more about the Injury Prevention Program.
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