Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

Our providers have faculty appointments within Department of Orthopedics in Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

We offer operative and non-operative treatment of injured adolescent and adult athletes to return to play, including ACL injuries, concussions, strains, sprains, and fractures. Additionally, we provide care at the Sparrow Concussion Center.

For more than 30 years, we have provided quality health care to MSU athletes and the mid-Michigan area. We are the unquestioned leader in providing non-operative and operative care to athletes and sport participants of all ages.

Our experienced physicians, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers, certified/registered medical assistants, and health care representative staff provide evaluation and diagnostic services. MSU Health Care Sports Medicine has taken the approach to treating the whole athlete as opposed to an of its parts. Sports psychiatry, nutrition, biochemical analysis, manual medicine techniques, stress testing and body fat determinations are just a few of the avenues the sports medicine staff will utilize to enhance an athlete’s performance and also return them to play.

The Purpose of MSU Health Care Sports Medicine

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, comprehensive medical care to sports participants of all ages, including prevention, osteopathic manual medicine, surgical and nonoperative treatment, and rehabilitation.

We are committed to community outreach by providing on-site school pre-participation physicals, injury clinics, and medical coverage for community sporting events.

Our Goal

In line with our continued commitment to the athletes of Mid-Michigan, MSU Health Care Sports Medicine would like to make a goal to get athletes in the office and evaluated within 24-36 hours for acute injuries. In addition, with the support of MSU Health Care Imaging Services, we will continue to set a gold standard of providing X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, Bone scan, etc., within 72 hours when possible.

  • Services

    Primary Care Sports Medicine:

    • Biochemical analysis
    • Fracture and stress fracture treatment
    • Hyaluronic acid injections
    • Manual medicine techniques (OMT/OMM)
    • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
    • Sports physicals
    • Sport-related injuries

    Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    • Arthroscopy and reconstructive procedures for knees, elbows, ankle, and shoulders
    • Fracture surgery
    • Hip arthroscopy (limited)
    • Knee multi-ligament surgery
    • Osteotomy
    • Shoulder replacement

     

    For instructional videos on how to care for injuries and operations, please see Patient Wellness section below.

  • New Patient

    Our physicians see patients by appointments only. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide, visit our scheduling policies below or call 517-884-6100.

    Once your appointment is scheduled, you will received a secured text message 5 days before your appointment to complete your patient registration packet.

  • Saturday Walk-in Clinic

    Our Saturday morning walk-in clinic begins Saturday, August 21, 2021.

    We offer a walk-in clinic during peak sports seasons.

    When active the walk-in clinic is offered on Saturday Mornings (8:00am-11:00am). We welcome all adolescent, high school, and collegiate athletes with acute, non-urgent sports injuries and sports head trauma. Onsite imaging is available.

    No appointment necessary, most insurances accepted. Extra charge for services during extended hours

  • Post-Operative Instructions
  • Scheduling Policies

    SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS

    Our physicians see patients by appointments only.  Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm*, with each physician offering office hours on different days of the week.  To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide, please call 517.884.6100 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. 

    CANCELLING APPOINTMENTS

    Your appointment time is very important to us and we will give you our undivided attention. We request your cooperation by being on time for your appointments and by having all appropriate forms, authorizations, identification, insurance information and x-rays that may be necessary for your visit with us.

    If you must cancel your appointment, we request 24 hours notice so that we may give your appointment time to another patient.

    IMAGING FOR APPOINTMENTS

    If an x-ray is needed for your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes prior your appointment time.

    If you have external imaging not performed at MSU Health Care Imaging Services, please bring a copy, on CD, of your imaging for your provider to review at your visit. 

    SURGERY SCHEDULING

    MSU Health Care Sports Medicine has an excellent group of orthopedic surgeons. They specialize in sports related injuries. Once you and your physician have decided that surgery is the best treatment option, for your convenience you can schedule your surgical appointment at our office or over the telephone. Our Orthopedic Surgeons are affiliated with Sparrow Health System Sparrow Main and St. Lawrence Campus, McLaren Orthopedic Hospital, Red Cedar Surgery Center, and the Michigan Surgical Center.

    To inquire about insurance participation, surgery benefits, co-pays and deductibles, please contact your insurance carrier.

    Our highly trained staff is here to assist you. To reach our surgery schedulers, please contact us at: 517.884.6100 #5.

    Let MSU Health Care Sports Medicine help you get back to your active lifestyle.

Patient Wellness

For instructional videos on how to care for injuries and operations, please view our resources below.

  • Knee | Post-Surgery Exercise video series

    From MSU Health Care Physical & Occupational Therapy

    The following videos contain instructions for post-surgical exercises specific to the knee. These videos are provided as a reference to help demonstrate exercises prescribed by your medical professional. You should only perform those exercises specifically prescribed by your physician, being sure to follow the instructions (frequency, repetition, duration, etc.) in your specific protocol.

    Video Series includes:

    • Quadricep Sets
    • Hamstring Sets
    • Isometric Gluteal Sets
    • Passive Left Knee Flexion
    • Heel Slides
    • Straight Leg Raises
    • Hip Extension
    • Hip Adduction
    • Hamstring Curls
    • Patellar Mobilizations

  • Shoulder | Post-Surgery Exercise video series

    From MSU Health Care Physical & Occupational Therapy

    The following videos contain instructions for post-surgical exercises specific to the shoulder. These videos are provided as a reference to help demonstrate exercises prescribed by your medical professional. You should only perform those exercises specifically prescribed by your physician, being sure to follow the instructions (frequency, repetition, duration, etc.) in your specific protocol.

    • Wall Walks
    • Table Slides
    • Helpful Stretches
    • Helpful Exercises
    • Shoulder Blade Sets
    • Pendulum Exercises
    • Using Ice After Shoulder Surgery
    • Cane Exercises

     

  • Getting Ready for Spring/Summer Sports?

    Here are some tips to help keep you from getting injured.

    • Don’t exercise too hard too soon. We all have a lot of enthusiasm initially when we start an exercise program, but your body needs to get used to the new activity you are asking it to do. Slow and gradual increase in activity works best.
    • Make sure you warm up before any activity. This increases oxygen to your muscles and lets them know that you are going to ask them to work. It also gives you time to focus on what your body is telling you.
      • Does it hurt anywhere?
      • Do you feel strain or tightness anywhere?
      • These are signals that you may need to change the intensity or the actual activity that you were going to do.
    • Understand your sport and how to do it properly.
      • Get training in it if you have to.
      • Dress properly for your sport.
      • Wear safety equipment if your sport calls for it.
      • Wear appropriate foot gear that fit your feet.
      • Layering clothing is a good idea, so you can peel the layers off as you get hot.
    • Take some rest days for your body to recover.
    • Use cross training activities to use different muscle groups and not the same ones. This gives you a total body work out and helps to maintain muscle balance.
    • If you do get injured, listen to your body and stop.
      • Seek the help of a physician if you have any questions or concerns.

 Hours

Monday 8:00am- 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am- 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am- 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am- 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm
Saturday* 8:00am- 11:00am
Sunday Closed

 

*Saturday Walk-In Clinic for acute sports-related injuries. No appointment neccessary. See details above.

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