Sports Medicine and Team Physicians
Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s team of highly skilled sports medicine physicians serves hundreds of Tampa Bay residents every week. We have the largest and most advanced sports medicine program in the region. In addition, our surgeons are all fellowship-trained in advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques, with many years of experience.
Our Sports Medicine Doctors have served as the team physicians for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Mutiny, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tampa Bay Storm, University of South Florida, The University of Tampa, Saint Leo University and many high schools throughout Hillsborough County.
Our compassionate team of healthcare professionals uses a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the most advanced treatment for all your sports-related injuries. Just as every athlete focuses on his or her particular sport, our team is dedicated only to sports medicine, and this ensures the best possible care and outcome.
We understand your desire to get back into the game and will do everything we can to make that happen safely. Because of their dynamic nature, sports injuries require specialized methods of treatment. So whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, college, or professional athlete, if you suffer an injury, you need to see a physician with the highest level of experience in sports medicine. Regardless of the injury or level of competition, Florida Orthopaedic Institute sports medicine team’s training and experience is focused on a single goal: getting you back in the game.
SPORTS MEDICINE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Advanced X-rays, MRI, CT and ultrasound diagnostic imaging
- Chiropractic treatment
- Concussion evaluation and management
- Education and training for coaches, trainers and students
- Injury prevention
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Pre-screening athletic physicals
- Surgery – Minimally invasive techniques, advanced ligament and tendon reconstruction, cartilage repair and restoration, bone and soft tissue repair and reconstruction
- Team physician and athletic trainer event coverage for professional, college and high school teams, triathlons, marathons and local sporting events
OUR CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Concussions are the most common of all traumatic brain injuries and often result from sports injuries, car accidents or falls. Symptoms can range from a mild headache, difficulty concentrating and amnesia, to complete loss of consciousness. At Florida Orthopaedic Institute, we offer the most scientifically validated computerized evaluation and specialized treatment for this type of injury. This helps ensure an appropriate time period prior to return to sports, and the lowest risk possible for repeated concussions or long-term problems.
RESEARCH AND PREVENTION
We conduct research to find effective and practical ways to reduce sports-related injuries, improve current treatment options, develop new surgical techniques and instrumentation and speed up the rehabilitation of injured athletes.
As leaders in the field, our sports medicine physicians continuously train other orthopedic surgeons and health care providers in the latest and most advanced techniques for ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair.
STEM CELL THERAPY & PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Through stem cell therapy, a patient can take advantage of one’s own ability to heal by using healthy regenerative cells that are found naturally throughout the body. Laboratory and clinical research suggests that it is possible to use regenerative cells to restore and repair damaged or aging cells and effectively regenerate tissue. Stem cell therapy is showing promise in orthopedic medicine, burn treatment, nerve restoration and treatment of heart conditions, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an emerging technique that takes advantage of the numerous growth factors naturally found in platlets. PRP is used to treat patients with the following musculoskeletal problems:
- Tendon strains and ruptures such as tennis elbow, hamstring strains, rotator cuff tears and Achilles tendon ruptures
- Ligament sprains and tears such as anterior cruciate ligament tears and ulnar collateral ligament sprains
Research studies and clinical practice have shown promise in PRP and stem cell therapies’ ability to relieve pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. Additional therapeutic uses are being explored.
OUR ATHLETIC TRAINING COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
Athletic Trainers are the first line of defense for the prevention and evaluation of injuries during athletic activities. We offer a unique Athletic Training Outreach Program designed to keep you active. Our licensed athletic trainers provide healthcare services to athletes at practices, games, tournaments and community events in the Tampa Bay Area.
Athletic trainers are allied healthcare professionals who work with physicians on the medical staff to prevent, evaluate, manage and care for many different types of injuries.
ORTHOPAEDIC URGENT CARE
We recognize that injuries can happen outside the typical workweek, which is we offer Saturday-morning and early afternoon clinics at our Orthopaedic Urgent Care in South Tampa. Please take advantage of this opportunity to receive medical care even if you attend a high school that is not under contract with us.
EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
Research and education is at the forefront of the work we do. If you’re interested in having one of our sports medicine physicians speak to your school group, coaching staff, or organization please contact the Director of Customer Service and Marketing at (813) 978-9700.
The following Florida Orthopaedic Institute physicians specialize in Sports Medicine:
Sports Medicine Program
Because of their dynamic nature, sports injuries require specialized methods of treatment. So whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, college, or professional athlete, if you suffer an injury, you need to see a physician with the highest level of experience in sports medicine.
Common Injuries and Conditions
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Adhesive Capsulitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear
- Brachial Plexus Neurapraxia
- Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease)
- Collateral Ligament Sprains
- Compartment Syndrome
- Exercise Induced Asthma and Bronchospasm
- Fat Pad Impingement
- Head & Neck Injuries
- Hip Labral Tear
- Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome and Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
- Impingement Syndrome
- Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)
- Knee Injuries
- Labral (SLAP) Tears of the Shoulder
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Leg, Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Meniscal Injuries
- Multiple Ligament Injury
- Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee
- Osteochondral Injuries
- Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures
- Quadriceps Contusion
- Respiratory (Breathing) Conditions
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
- Scaphoid (Navicular) Fractures of the Hand and Wrist
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder/Arm Injuries
- Stress Fractures in the Female Athlete
- Stress Fractures in the Lower Back
- Turf Toe