The GSH Sports Medicine Center staff consists of trained professionals dedicated to positive patient and client outcomes. Our staff develops a one-on-one relationship with our patients and clients, bringing an individualized plan to the treatment or training process.
We have certified and licensed athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and rehabilitation specialists. The Sports Medicine team also partners with staff in the diagnostic department for consistency throughout the treatment process. In addition, our athletic trainers are often at games, practices, and special community sporting events to treat sports injuries.
Our highly-trained professionals don’t just evaluate and treat injuries — they help prevent them from happening in the first place by providing education about injury prevention and wellness.
Board-certified family practice – Primary care physicians provide non-operative treatment for sports-related injuries.
Board-certified sports medicine - Primary care physicians who have additional training in sports medicine, providing non-operative care in treating sports-related injuries, or injuries resulting from an active lifestyle.
Board-certified orthopedic surgeon – Surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of injuries to the muscles, bones, and joints.
Allied Health care Professionals
Certified athletic trainer- Health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by athletic trainer include prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Physical therapist - Licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain, and improve or restore mobility.
Sports certified specialist – Physical therapist with specialized clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in the treatment of sports-related injuries.
Certified hand therapist – Physical therapist or occupational therapist who specialize in the rehabilitation of injuries to the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. They provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.
Physical therapy assistant - Provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Occupational therapist – Health care professional who addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health, well-being, and quality of life.
Strength and conditioning specialist - Professional who applies scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
Exercise physiologist – Health care professional who works with individuals to improve health and wellness, prevent illness and disability, restore health and well-being, and help athletes reach their potential in sports training and performance.
Clinical associate – Works under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist or physical therapy assistant in routine tasks.
Content Updated: November 3, 2014