Sports Medicine – Mercyhealth wants to help you safely return to play when a sports injury sidelines you. Our sports medicine doctors specialize in family medicine, orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine and diagnose and treat all types of acute and chronic injuries. All use diagnostic tools such as musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and conservatively manage many conditions. A broken bone or sprained joint—an acute injury—will send you to our door immediately, but many patients try to play through chronic pain with less severe injuries when they should see an orthopedic sports specialist to stop further injury. If this is the case for you, consider making an appointment soon.
Athletic Training – Our certified athletic trainers collaborate with Mercyhealth doctors to optimize athletes’ health and activity level. They provide their services to individuals and groups in middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and semi-pro sports teams, whether in the community or Mercyhealth sports training programs.
Clinical Health and Rehabilitation Psychology – Many people experience emotional stress related to ongoing medical problems. Health psychologists treat individuals with a wide range of medical problems like chronic pain, work injuries, vehicle injuries and head injuries.
Concussion Management for Student Athletes – Even when it’s mild, a concussion is a real brain injury that requires medical attention to prevent further problems. Mercyhealth sports medicine physicians use ImPACT, a computer-based testing program, to manage sports-related concussions.
Sports Training Programs – Our comprehensive programs offer a variety of sport-specific services:
• Specialized assessments
• Injury prevention training
• Functional exercise training
• Sport-specific performance training
• Rehabilitative exercise classes
Did you know that a referral is not needed to see a physical therapist in Wisconsin and Illinois?
You have direct access to physical therapy, without the need for a referral from a physician. If an injury or condition turns out to be more serious, our therapists will make sure to find you the best provider for your specific situation. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company to ensure that they do not require a referral, even in states with direct access.