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Sports Medicine

No one wants to be on the sidelines. And it can be even worse if you're sidelined with an injury. If you have a sports-related injury, you need high-quality, expert care. ACMC's Sports Medicine program brings you that care with a commitment to help you prevent injuries or help manage your recovery.

Our Team is Your Team

Our team includes a certified sports medicine physician, nurses, athletic trainers, and more - including additional services such as physical therapy, orthopaedics, & orthopaedic surgery. Whether you are a senior in high school or a senior out for a weekend of fun, we provide comprehensive care for all athletic injuries. Our goal is to get you back in the game.

Conditions Treated

  • Sports injuries
  • Concussions/head trauma
  • Knee swelling
  • Fracture care-casting and splinting
  • Gynecologic & female athlete care
  • Lacerations & wound care
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Sports physicals
  • Sprains of
    • knee
    • hip
    • foot
    • ankle
    • toes
    • shoulder
    • elbow
    • wrist
    • hand
    • SI joint
  • Tendonitis
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • Weight loss counselling
  • Wellness exams

Procedures Offered

  • Carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve injections
  • Casting and splinting of fractures
  • Injections with or without ultrasound guidance
  • Injections offering cortisone
  • Euflexxa/synvisc (gel)
  • Pap and pelvic exams
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Prolotherapy (dextrose)
  • Suturing & laceration repair
  • Other sports medicine-related care

Partnerships with local schools

ACMC Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers visit local high schools to provide pre-game, in-game, and post-game help as well as pre-season testing, post-season physicals, and more. We help students develop good training habits, stay on the sidelines for in-game injuries, and work with injured athletes as they recover. Currently, we serve as athletic trainers for the following Ashtabula County schools:

  • Conneaut
  • Edgewood
  • Lakeside
  • St. John

A focus on concussions

ACMC's Sports Medicine team takes concussions seriously. They work with high school athletes to minimize injury, but they also take preventative steps to show an athlete where they are at-risk. It begins with developing a baseline of current mental status through a serious of tests design to show how a student thinks currently. If an athlete suffers a concussion, further testing can show any deterioration in mental acuity and can show recovery from concussive-injury. Each patient gets a personalized treatment care plan. ACMC's Sports Medicine also works with local schools to ensure patients are following all school sports guidelines prior to returning to the field.

Sports physicals

A sports physical is a great way to make sure the athletes in your family are ready to hit the field for practice and their favorite sports. While some schools require a sports physical for a child to play sports, ACMC"s Sports Medicine team - and all providers who conduct the physical exams - work with you to look beyond the playing field to ensure your child's overall health is good. A thorough sports physical can help by:

  • Identifying risk factors your child may face, such as asthma, diabetes, or the risk of recurring injuries.
  • Helping you develop a long-term plan for their overall health, including immunization plans, healthy growth & development, mental health, and more.
  • Detecting medical issues the athlete and parent may be unaware, so they can be addressed before the season and before they become a major health issue.

A sports physical is similar to a well-child checkup and entails:

  • Height, weight, & blood pressure measurements
  • A review of family history, current health status, and how the child is currently feeling. Any areas previously noted as injured should be reviewed.
  • Exam of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, breathing, abdomen, heart, and assessment of strength, flexibility, and more.

Sports physicals are performed by ACMC's pediatricians, primary care providers, sports medicine specialists by appointment - or walk in at any of Express Care's four locations.

To schedule an appointment for a sports physical, call ACMC's direct access scheduling number, 440-997-6969.