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Sports Medicine

Loyola’s team of sports medicine specialists provide comprehensive orthopaedic and sports medical expertise, whether you are a professional athlete, weekend sports enthusiast, high school competitor, or simply an active person. We stress immediate or same-day access and early intervention to provide accurate diagnosis and proper, timely treatment.

Loyola sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists provide services to prevent injuries, maintain your physical health and optimize performance. They diagnose, treat and provide rehabilitation designed to accelerate your return to activities. Our surgeons have extensive experience with the latest minimally invasive and advanced surgical techniques that will allow you to return to your sport, activity or job with minimal downtime.

Our team of health-care professionals provides comprehensive treatment through all stages of care. The team includes orthopaedic surgeons and primary care (non-surgical) physicians who are fellowship trained in sports medicine as well as licensed physical therapists and athletic trainers.

Whether you are a high school, college, recreational or professional athlete, our sports medicine team has the expertise to help you to stay in the game.

What Loyola Sports Medicine Offers

  • Sports pre-participation exams, including EKGs, concussion baseline testing and sports physicals
  • Specialty consultations for performance optimization, injury prevention and sports performance programs in a variety of sports (running, tennis, soccer, football, baseball, gymnastics, dance, and more)
  • Non-surgical and leading-edge approaches to sports-related injuries and medical conditions of young athletes and active adults
  • Treatment of the industrial worker, including on-the-job accidents and pain due to overuse or repetitive injuries
  • Immediate care at four locations with evening and weekend hours for acute injuries
  • Advanced arthroscopic surgery options
  • Concussion management
  • Same-day and sports specific rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive physical therapy
  • Access to Loyola University Health System's renowned medical experts

Sports Medicine Specialists

About Our Specialists

The Loyola sports medicine team includes fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons and primary care and family practice physicians, licensed physical therapists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and certified athletic trainers.

As members of the Stritch School of Medicine faculty, our physicians are nationally and internationally acclaimed academic leaders in sports medicine education and research. As nationally recognized leaders in the research of injury prevention, Loyola Sports Medicine physicians consult athletes on their risk factors and perform motion analysis for young competitors, adult weekend athletes as well as professionals.

We serve as team physicians and have expertise in a wide spectrum of sports, including basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, hockey, gymnastics and running. Sharing our knowledge through special programs, we help athletes learn how to excel without risking injury.

Behind the Bench

Loyola’s sports medicine physicians are the official health-care providers for Chicago-area professional athletes, including the Chicago Red Stars women’s soccer team. Our physicians also cover local university athletic teams, among them Loyola University Chicago, and more than 10 high schools. Professional, college, high school, and club league athletes receive streamlined access and support, coordinated by our team’s medical providers. Our physicians also are respected consultants to major athletic associations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Association of Tennis Professionals and U.S.A. Hockey.

Easy Access and Immediate Care

When you need care for a sports injury, Loyola University Health System’s sports medicine physicians are the ones to call. The Loyola sports medicine program offers day, evening and weekend appointments, as well as access to the immediate care centers in Burr Ridge, Homer Glen, Park Ridge and River Forest.

To make an appointment with our sports medicine team, call (708) 216-GAME / (708) 216-4263.

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