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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Helping Athletes throughout Shelby and Surrounding Counties

Injuries during the athletic season can sideline a player for months. With the right care, those injuries can be quickly remedied to help people get back on their feet and playing again. Major Health Partners has been helping athletes get back in the game for over 15 years, and our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities make it more convenient than ever to get back in the game.

What is Sports Medicine?

Anyone who maintains an active lifestyle may be a sports medicine patient at some point. This field of medicine deals with the high impact and strenuous exercise involved in physical activity, dealing with bones, ligaments, muscles, and even some brain issues that may result from a concussion.

The musculoskeletal care offered in sports medicine may be required in such cases as:

  • Tendon sprains
  • Muscle strains or tears
  • Fracture care
  • Concussions
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint pain
  • Back and neck pain

Treatment for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Our Board Certified Sports medicine physician, Dr. Gregory Howard works with our local Shelby County Certified Athletic Trainers to prevent further damage from high impact sports. Athletes with potentially weak ankles or knees may need to have their joints taped to prevent hyperextension or strain. Athletes who have been injured may require treatments such as assisted stretching, weight training, massage, or immersive ice baths. The goal is to minimize the likelihood of injuries through preventive practices, and treat injuries without the use of surgery whenever possible.

Our sports medicine doctor is the team physician for Shelby County High Schools. As the medical director of SportWorks Rehabilitation, he has provided countless student-athletes with quality care and even attends many local sporting events as an on-site physician. Our outstanding medical team has the experience to help student-athletes know the best way to prevent injury and perform at the highest level.

  • If you have suffered a musculoskeletal injury, call MHP Sports Medicine to learn more about our available treatment options
  • Call 317.421.3265