Sports Medicine at CentraCare

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions related to sports and physical activity. It involves providing comprehensive care to professional athletes, weekend warriors and even non-athletes looking to maintain an active lifestyle. Our sports medicine team — including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and athletic trainers — supports people in many CentraCare communities.

Are you a candidate for Sports Medicine Care?

Yes! If you need any of these services:

  • Injury prevention - pre-participation evaluations, biomechanical analysis, strength and conditioning programs, and education.
  • Diagnosis and treatment - this can include acute injuries like sprains, fractures, and concussions, as well as overuse injuries, such as tendinitis and stress fractures.
  • Rehabilitation - designing personalized rehabilitation programs, including physical therapy, exercise protocols, and specialized techniques to restore strength, flexibility, and function.
  • Performance enhancement - guidance on nutrition, sports psychology, and strength/conditioning, to optimize overall performance.

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Sports Medicine Conditions

  • Ankle injury
  • Cartilage and ligament injuries, muscle strains and tears
  • Concussions
  • Elbow injuries, including tennis elbow
  • Fractures/broken bones
  • Hip injuries, including labral tears and hamstring injuries
  • Knee injuries including ligament, meniscus and cartilage injuries
  • Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff injuries, dislocations and separations

Sports Medicine Procedures & Services

  • Achilles, biceps, quadriceps, and other tendon repair
  • ACL and other ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair and transplantation
  • Minimally invasive (arthroscopic) surgery of the knee, hip, elbow and ankle
  • Osteotomy realignment
  • Patellar (kneecap) stabilization
  • Percutaneous tenotomy
  • Sports and performance nutrition counselling
  • Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Medical (non-surgical) sports medicine
  • Regenerative medicine – PRP, Stem cell injections, prolotherapy
  • Sports psychology
  • Rehabilitation and return-to-work/return-to-sport through athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and vision screening

Meet Our Fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Physicians

General Sports Medicine Physician

Sports Medicine Advanced Practice Providers

We are the team physicians and/or athletic trainers for St. Cloud State University hockey, St. Cloud Rox, Willmar Stingers, U.S. Ski & Snowboard (USSA) and many area college and high school athletics departments.

Where You Can Get Sports Medicine Care

  • Sports medicine fellowship-trained CentraCare M Physicians Orthopedics surgeons are available in St. Cloud.
  • Sports medicine fellowship-trained CentraCare primary care physicians are available in St. Cloud and Becker.