Orthopedic and Spine Center

Sports Medicine

We'll Get You Back in the Game—Fast!

The sports medicine experts at Lake Health share your passion for the game. Most are athletes themselves, so they understand your mindset and know that the last place you want to be is on the bench. So when you suffer a sports injury, they'll treat you aggressively to minimize your down time.

In fact, our sports medicine physicians, therapists, and athletic trainers reserve next-day appointments just for injured athletes. Patients can even check-in online for appointments at Willowick Urgent Care or Tyler Blvd. Urgent Care

Image is Everything

If you need diagnostic testing, Lake Health offers the most advanced imaging capabilities available today. Along with the latest technology, we have radiologists who specialize in reading orthopedic scans to help ensure an accurate diagnosis. What's more, we offer imaging diagnostics at several locations across Lake County.

Aggressive Treatment

If your injury requires physical rehabilitation, you'll be in good hands with our sports medicine physical therapists, hand therapists, and certified athletic trainers. Along with personalized therapy programs, they provide aggressive, innovative treatment plans designed specifically for athletes.

Most injuries don't require surgery. If yours does, our orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists will use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to minimize your time on the bench. These procedures lead to less pain, less scarring and—most important—quicker recoveries.

Sports Medicine Network

Our comprehensive sports medicine network includes experts from the following specialties:

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Primary Care – Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Practice
  • Dermatology
  • Occupational Health
  • Pain Management
  • Psychology
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physical Therapy
  • Hand Therapy

Supporting Athletes—On and Off the Field

Lake Health provides athletic training services to both public and private high schools and colleges in and around Lake County. Athletic trainers educate players about injury prevention, watch for unsafe situations, and administer pre-game taping. If an injury occurs, the trainer evaluates it, provides first aid, and manages follow-up care. He or she also discusses the injury with the athlete's parents and coach. The athletic trainers also offer yearly low-cost sports physicals for high school athletes and periodic certification clinics for coaches, which include CPR training and instruction on using an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

For more information about Lake Health athletic training services, call 440-354-1946.


Lake Health Running Series

Lake Health athletic trainers also support local runners. Fun runs, 5K races, full and half-marathons – the Lake Health Running Series organizes a great variety of running events in Northeast Ohio for runners of all ages and skill levels. Learn more about upcoming events, race results and more on lakehealthrunning.com.