From diagnosis, treatment, and a return to activities, our specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute support patients every step of the way. We are dedicated to treating injuries and conditions from the simple to the complex in patients ranging from professional athletes to people of all ages.
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Surgery Isn’t Always the Answer.
Did you know that around 90 percent of all sports medicine injuries don’t need to be treated surgically? So, while we have some of the region’s most capable surgeons on our team, we’d like our patients to avoid the operating room as much as possible.
Physical therapy helps develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability to a body. It involves a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Physical therapists utilize an individual's history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan to maximize performance and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation.
MedStar Health’s team of certified athletic trainers (ATCs) provides high-quality care to professional athletes, student athletes, and weekend warriors. The services our athletic trainers provide to these settings encompass:
- On-field provision of medical care
- Rapid access to medical care in the event of serious injury
- Concussion screening and post–concussion care
- Pre/post-season physicals
Sports performance enhancement
We offer a comprehensive athletic enhancement program for athletes seeking to improve their sports performance. Athletes utilize a periodized program to enhance their athletic abilities, such as speed, agility, power, strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Our Sports & Performance Cardiology program, located at MedStar Health, is the first in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., region and is one of only a few like it in the United States. Athletes of all ages and levels—from weekend warriors to professional athletes—rely on our experts for comprehensive cardiovascular care, physiologic testing and customized treatment plans.