Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
Our primary care sports medicine physicians prescribe treatments for professional and amateur athletes. They work in our hospitals and clinics, and with local high school, collegiate or professional sports athletes.
Our physicians often work alongside physical therapists to create rehabilitation plans, or with athletic trainers to develop appropriate exercise regimens. While orthopedic surgeons are trained to perform surgery, primary care sports medicine doctors do not operate on athletes but expedite referral to one of our orthopedic surgeons if needed.
Sports related injuries may occur at any age. Proper equipment, training and stretching exercises can help avoid injury.
Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas has developed one of the largest certified athletic training networks in the nation serving over 50 middle schools, public and private high schools, professional baseball, universities, recreation districts, and events held in the Upstate.
Each year injuries in high school athletics take a significant toll on athletes and their families creating significant health care costs. Through our sports training and education opportunities, Prisma Health hopes to reduce the number of injuries and associated health care costs.
Steadman Hawkins and ATI Therapy offer free screenings to kids age 9 to 18 who have a sports-related injury. Data from screenings is used as part of a study on the prevention of elbow and shoulder injuries in athletes. To receive a free screening, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, part of Prisma Health, has teamed up with ATI to create a resource to help athletes avoid injury by using biomechanical assessment.
Studies suggest poor flexibility, strength, pitching mechanics and volume affect performance and injury risk. Hawkins Throwing Academy provides treatment, rehabilitation and throwing performance programs based on our leading-edge research. Our comprehensive approach allows throwing athletes to reach their full potential and reduce injuries. Whether you are an injured pitcher or just want to perform at your best, Hawkins Throwing Academy can help.
Injured pitcher? Our team includes physicians, surgeons and physical therapists work together to provide comprehensive care.
Want to be a better pitcher? Throwers receive an extensive program including core strength, arm flexibility and throwing mechanics.
About our research: Our team partners with the Colorado Rockies and is funded by Major League Baseball to continue research to prevent arm injuries in pitchers.
Contact us to learn more, 864-454-6670.
Evening S.H.I.F.T. (Steadman Hawkins Injury & Fracture Treatment) is convenient care for bones, joints and muscles, including fractures and sports injuries. Our clinic is located at 200 Patewood Dr., Building C, Ste. 100, Greenville, SC.
S.H.I.F.T. clinic hours
Mon.-Thurs., 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 1-4 p.m.
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