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Sports Medicine

Louisville Sports Medicine

At UofL Physicians-Sports Medicine, we know that an active lifestyle is important to you, and we want to ensure you stay healthy to enjoy it. All active individuals can benefit from the same treatment principles used to return high-profile athletes to play. The weekend warrior with a shoulder injury from softball or a sore knee from running deserves the same high-quality care as an elite marathoner or college basketball player. We also take care of “industrial athletes” – those in physically demanding workplaces – and many Louisville employers have recognized that comprehensive treatment of their injured workers will speed their return to work.

Our board-certified sports medicine physicians treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses common to athletes and other active people. The underlying belief is that physical activity is essential to the health of all people, and sports medicine physicians are dedicated to helping people achieve and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

Athletes represent a special population of active individuals with additional goals and physical demands specific to their chosen sport. Having a complete understanding of the nature of sport is needed to safely return an injured athlete to play as soon as possible or to optimize the athlete’s fitness in order to reach full potential. UofL Physicians-Sports Medicine physicians are specially trained to do these things.

UofL Physicians-Sports Medicine works directly with University of Louisville NCAA Division-I athletes in all sports, as well as athletes at Spalding University (Division-III). Our physicians also serve the community through providing medical care as Team Physician for local high schools, as well as Mass Event Coverage including the Louisville Triple Crown of Running and the Ironman competition.

Find Louisville Sports Medicine Doctors by viewing the Our Physicians tab.

Louisville Therapy & Rehab

UofL Physicians-Sports Medicine provides treatment and prevention services for injuries related to sports and exercise. Some of the most common sports and active lifestyle injuries include:

  • Acute injuries
    • Concussions, sprains and strains, pulled muscles, minor trauma. Examples include pulled hamstrings, ankle sprains and acute knee injuries.
  • Chronic injuries
    • Nagging tendon issues, shin splints, tennis elbow and rotator cuff problems.
  • Pediatric injuries
    • Our physicians specialize not only in concussion management, but injuries unique to children such as spondylolysis, Osgood-Schlatter and Little League elbow.
  • Tendinitis and tendinopathy
    • Chronic tendon problems can be among the most frustrating injuries. We have extensive experience treating issues with the rotator cuff, Achilles and patella tendons. We offer musculoskeletal ultrasound to further image these problems and offer novel medical treatments and injection therapies.
  • Shoulder problems
    • Rotator cuff tears and tendonitis, impingement and bursitis.
  • Foot and ankle problems
    • Plantar fasciitis, chronic foot pain and Achilles tendinitis.
  • Running injuries
    • Shin splints, stress fractures, IT Band problems and Exertional Compartment Syndrome.
  • Concussions
    • Our physicians have extensive experience in concussion management and helped develop the treatment plans used for inter-collegiate athletes.
  • Problems unique to the athlete
    • Female athlete triad, overtraining syndrome and the evaluation of the underperforming athlete.

Louisville Physical Therapy

On-site services include:

  • Joint injection
  • Casting and splinting
  • X-ray
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Compartment pressure testing
  • Prolotherapy
  • Autologous blood injections
  • Ingrown toenail removal


Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

Offices and Clinics

  • Cardinal Station
    215 Central Ave.
    Suite 200
    Louisville, Kentucky 40208
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Our physicians are also teachers and researchers with the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, allowing them to offer the most advanced techniques, services and knowledge surrounding sports medicine. In addition, as members of the University of Louisville Physicians, we collaborate with 600 world-renowned physicians in all fields of medicine. When necessary, our physicians will team with additional UofL Physicians specialists to provide you with the very best care available.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000