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. 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.

Aggressive Treatment

If your injury requires physical rehabilitation, you'll be in good hands with our 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.

Fast Track Injury Clinic

If you had a sports-related injury in the past 4 weeks, you can use our online check-in service to see one of our athletic trainers at Lake Health's Fast Track Sports Injury Clinic. This clinic is held on Monday – Friday from 7:00 am - 1 pm at the Brunner Deitrick Sanden Wellness Campus. An athletic trainer will perform an evaluation and administer treatment in accordance with state laws and physician guidance. The athletic trainer discusses each patient with a physician. Through this consultation, treatment decisions are made and followed. These treatment decisions may include further evaluation by the physician, x-rays, rehabilitation, applying bracing, scheduling further testing and more. For more information, please call 440-833-2010.

Patients can even check-in online for Fast Track Injury Clinic appointments at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus.

Concussion Clinic

The risk of concussions worries athletes, coaches and parents. Every time an athlete gets takes a blow to the head, quick evaluation is vital. The sports medicine staff at the Brunner Deitrick Sanden Wellness Campus can quickly test for concussions using a computerized neurocognitive test, balance assessment, a visual coordination examination and a full head and neck evaluations. If X-rays are required, they are performed on site. This clinic is held Monday - Friday from 7 am – 2:30 pm, by appointment only.

For more information, please call 440-833-2010.

Performance enhancement for professionals and athletes

Our sports medicine team at the Brunner Deitrick Sanden Wellness Campus offers performance enhancement services to help service professionals–such as police, fire and EMS–and athletes of all ages fine-tune their performance and achieve their strength and fitness goals.

Image is everything

If you need diagnostic testing, Lake Health offers advanced imaging capabilities and 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.

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 440-352-1200.

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.

Learn more about sports medicine topics from local experts on our Lake Health blog