The Penn State Health Approach to Sports Medicine
When a sports injury keeps you from doing what you love, you want an experienced sports medicine team on your side. Penn State Health offers one of the most comprehensive sports medicine programs in central Pennsylvania. We provide everything from routine care for pulled muscles to ligament reconstruction and treatment of knee cartilage problems.
We draw from the wealth of experience and resources you can only find at an academic medical center like ours, including the most advanced surgical approaches. Our expert team treats athletes of every level - from people who exercise to stay healthy to hard-core competitors. And, we help you prevent injuries through education, and expert guidance.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, you get personal attention and complete care to get you back to doing what you love - as safely and as quickly as possible.
Complete Care for a Full Range of Athletic Injuries
We offer a full spectrum of care for active people and athletes of all ages, including our youngest athletes. Our sports medicine specialists have extensive experience in injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment — including emergency care — for all types of injuries to bones, joints, muscles, other soft tissues, and sports related concussion.
We also help athletes with chronic illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes, compete at their best.
We work as a team with experts in sports medicine, imaging, rehabilitation, pain management, exercise and athletic training to ensure your safe return to athletic activities. You get a treatment and recovery plan that’s suited to you and your sport.
Experts in Care
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Why Choose Penn State Health for Sports Medicine
Athletes throughout central Pennsylvania trust the experts at Penn State Health to help them return to their sport.
Nationally Recognized Sports Medicine Care
Penn State Health is known for sports medicine and orthopaedic expertise. You receive care from the same experts who provide care to leading athletes and athletic teams in the area - including the Hershey Bears, Harrisburg Senators, Penn State varsity athletes and more. We’re recognized for our:
- Advanced orthopaedic expertise, listed among the nation’s Best Hospitals for orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report
- Skilled, experienced sports medicine doctors, included among the Best Doctors® in America and America’s Top Doctors®
- Designation as a Blue Distinction® Center for spine surgery and a Blue Distinction Center+ for hip and knee replacement by Highmark Blue Shield
- Level I Trauma Center, which means we can treat even the most complex sports and orthopaedic injuries
Expert, Team-Based Care Designed for You
We have advanced expertise in sports-related conditions and injuries. You work with a multidisciplinary team of providers, including primary care doctors who specialize in sports medicine, orthopaedic surgeons, musculoskeletal radiologists, neurologists, and experts in concussion management and sports cardiology.
Our team also includes, physical and occupational therapists, a certified vestibular (balance) therapist, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and strength and conditioning specialists. It’s our team approach that allows us to provide comprehensive, coordinated care that gets you back to what you love.
Sports Medicine Research and Clinical Trials
Penn State Health researchers study a variety of musculoskeletal problems that affect athletes and active people. We’re continually seeking better ways to find and treat athletic injuries and conditions. We’re exploring arthritis, biomechanics of implants, broken bone healing and more. Find out if a clinical trial is right for you.
Related Services and Treatments
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Casting and splinting
- Exercise prescriptions
- Gait analysis
- Injury prevention
- Nonsurgical treatments
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Pediatric sports medicine
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Radiology and imaging
- Rehabilitation and therapy services
- Return-to-play decisions
- Sports psychology
- Sports nutrition
- Strength training and conditioning
- Cardiac disease
- Joint pain
- Overuse/repetitive injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Sports injuries
Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.Find a location near you