Our specialists offer the care you need to keep you moving, from injury care and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery. We help athletes and active individuals of all ages step up their game or return to play safely with sports performance training.
No one knows sports medicine like Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. With more than 30 years of sports medicine experience, our sports medicine program ranges from surgical treatment of major injuries to rehabilitation and strength, agility and conditioning training. We are proud to be the official sports medicine providers for over 30 teams including the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the valley’s professional ice hockey team, as well as Lehigh University and Lafayette College, the only two Division I schools in the region.
We have the highest orthopedic success rates in the region, so whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, high school or college athlete, or just happened to hurt yourself while working in the yard, our sports medicine experts can help when an injury has sidelined you from your active lifestyle. Sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers work together to deliver personalized care to help meet personal and competitive goals. Take the first step and start your healing journey today.
Stay active in the sport you love
From sports enthusiasts to professional athletes, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute’s sports medicine team helps you achieve and maintain your best level of athletic performance. Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to sports medicine, we tailor our sports medicine services to meet your unique needs – in the safest ways possible. And if you’re injured, we provide comprehensive care to help you get back in the game. Our services include:
Sports injury treatment
Our team of fellowship-trained, board-certified sports medicine orthopedic surgeons and family practice sports medicine physicians are experienced in caring for the youngest of athletes as well as elite professionals and Olympians.
Our physicians lead a team from multiple specialties, including orthopedics, sports medicine, rehabilitation, athletic training and sports performance. The team approach is essential to sports injury treatment. Our physicians continuously work with coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers and sports performance coaches to return athletes to the game as quickly and safely as possible.
Many of our physicians are former high school and college-level athletes. They understand an athlete’s mindset and can easily help manage expectations around injury prevention and recovery.
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute works with the Concussion and Head Trauma program, the regional leader in the evaluation, treatment and management of concussion injuries. If a sports mishap leads to a concussion, our credentialed ImPACT® consultants use expert knowledge from specialized training to evaluate, treat and manage concussions and concussion symptoms.
If your sports injury requires more intensive management, our sports rehabilitation specialists create a personalized rehab plan to help you regain function and return to the sport you love.
The sports rehabilitation program at Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute focuses on implementing the latest evidence-based research and techniques to help athletes get back to their sports. Our clinical rehabilitation skills carry over to the playing field, ensuring athletes are ready to return to play.
If you have a genetic or acquired heart condition but still want to perform your best, our sports cardiologist helps you achieve your goals while ensuring you stay as healthy as possible. We provide a variety of cardiac evaluations and treatments to keep you and your heart in good shape.
Athletic trainer services
Our certified and licensed athletic trainers work with athletes in area high schools, colleges and professional sports teams and with area employers to prevent injury, evaluate injuries and manage treatment and rehabilitation. Our athletic trainers provide initial injury assessment and make appropriate care recommendations. If necessary, our athletic trainers also can refer athletes to other orthopedic specialists within the health network.
Our on-site athletic trainers help keep athletes out of the doctor’s office and save families time and money. We provide the most cost-effective care possible to keep you on the field.
Return to Play program
Created as a stepping stone between formal physical therapy and returning to the field of play, our Return to Play program helps safely maximize your athletic performance. Our certified athletic trainers closely supervise your recovery, helping you achieve your athletic goals while preventing re-injury.
Sports performance services
Our specialists develop a sports-specific, custom-made training plan to help you achieve your maximum level of performance. We work with individuals and teams to achieve athletic greatness – improving speed, agility and strength – with on-site training programs and thorough evaluations using state-of-the-art technologies. Our program focuses on:
- Functional movement quality
- Mobility and stability
- Injury prevention
- Strength and power training
- Footwork and agility training
One of our highly trained, certified strength and conditioning coaches will oversee your sports performance program.