Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is the branch of medicine that covers the treatment and prevention of injuries and other health problems related to sports and exercise. A sports medicine physician is a primary care physician specially trained to prevent and treat bone, joint and muscle injuries. Sports medicine physicians focus on the nonoperative treatment of these conditions to help patients maximize functionality while minimizing time away from sports, work or school. These specialists guide appropriate referrals to athletic trainers and physical and occupational therapists when exercise/rehabilitation plans are necessary and can expedite referrals to orthopedic surgeons when surgery is required.

Conditions treated:

  • Acute injuries (fractures, injuries, sprains and strains)
  • Ankle, foot and leg injuries
  • Arm/shoulder injuries
  • Athlete burnout
  • Chronic and acute illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and mono
  • Concussions
  • Exercise induced asthma and bronchospasms
  • Head/neck injuries
  • Knee injuries (including bursitis)
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Nutrition deficits
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse injuries (including rotator cuff and tendonitis/tendinopathy)
  • Performance issues
  • Substance abuse

Visit the Optimum Performance Sports website to learn more.


Meet the Sports Medicine Physicians

Kosciusko Medical Group physicians are accepting new patients unless otherwise noted.
Miguel Linares
MD
 
LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Patients are seen in order of severity, therefore, your spot may not be guaranteed. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.