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Sports Medicine

Preventing and treating musculoskeletal injuries resulting from sports or fitness activities falls into a specific branch of orthopedics known as sports medicine. Pardee Hospital has an unparalleled reach in western North Carolina when it comes to sports medicine. We’re happy to care for student athletes, adult athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts.

Sports Medicine team

Our experienced team includes:

  • Sports medicine physicians
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Physical therapists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Nutritional professionals

We also work closely with our providers at Pardee Wellness Center and at Pardee Urgent Care locations to ensure you receive proper follow-up care by our Sports Medicine team. Similarly, we maintain a strong connection with orthopedic doctors and family practice physicians to be sure you’re getting the most appropriate treatment when it’s most effective.

Common Injuries Treated

We treat a wide range of common athletic and sports-related problems, such as:

  • Head injuries, including concussions
  • Neck injuries
  • Knee injuries, such as a torn ACL or meniscus tear
  • Leg, foot and ankle injuries
  • Shoulder and arm injuries
  • Respiratory conditions

Rehabilitation Options Available

Sports-related injuries don’t always require surgery. Pardee offers rehabilitation options through our Wellness Center to get you back in the game. These include:
Physical therapy and occupational therapy
Aquatic therapy
Supervised exercise programs
Personal training

Athletic Training for Student Athletes

Pardee takes pride in caring for our community, and middle and high school students who participate in sports are important members of the communities we serve. So, we’ve dedicated resources to helping these young people be their best and safest while they compete. We offer the following for student athletes living in Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania, Polk, and Haywood Counties:

  • Free yearly pre-participation athletic screenings for middle and high school athletes.
  • Nationally board-certified and state-licensed athletic trainers employed by Pardee but located on local middle and high school campuses to ensure schools comply with state laws governing student safety.
  • Coverage by athletic trainers at local sporting events not associated with schools, such as youth and adult sports leagues.
  • Baseline concussion testing as part of a comprehensive Concussion Management Program.
  • Educational opportunities for coaches and health care professionals who work with student athletes. We work with schools to teach and follow acute cardiac arrest and heat illness protocols.

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