Meet Our Sports Medicine Team

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Our Sports Medicine Team is dedicated to offering our patients comprehensive education as well as exceptional sports injury care. Combining their knowledge, experience, and expertise, our team provides the specialized sports injury care you can trust to get you back to playing your sport.

Proud Supporter of College, High School, and Local Athletes

At Appalachian Orthopedics, our sports medicine doctors proudly provide sports medicine coverage for the following:

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East Tennessee State University Athletics
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Emory & Henry College
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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
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Bristol State Liners
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Elizabethton River Riders
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Tri-Cities FC
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Abingdon High School
Daniel Boone high
Daniel Boone High School
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David Crockett High School
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Elizabethton High School
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Hampton High School
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Happy Valley High School
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John S. Battle High School
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Sullivan East High School
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Tennessee High School
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Virginia High School
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Unicoi County High School

Comprehensive Sports Medicine Athletes Trust

At Appalachian Orthopedics, we offer athletes quick access to optimized medical care so you can return to full health and get back on the field. Our sports medicine doctors will apply their expertise directly to your situation and guide you toward a treatment option that will help reduce your pain and address your injury or condition. Many sports-related injuries can be treated without surgery through conservative methods. Other times, the condition may be more severe and orthopedic surgery is recommended. Whether or not the treatment requires surgery, rehabilitation is often needed after a sports-related injury, and we offer access to specialized and collaborative physical therapy, so our sports medicine experts can help you every step of the way, from treatment through recovery.

Our sports medicine experts specialize in treating the following sports injuries and conditions:

  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage tear
  • Concussion
  • Fracture
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Ligament (ACL or PCL) tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Plica syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Sprain or strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Your Sports Injury Needs Met

If nonsurgical or pain management treatments fail to provide relief for your sports-related injury or condition, our sports medicine doctors have skills in advanced surgical techniques and access to the latest technology and resources to perform a surgical procedure that can help reduce or eliminate your pain and improve your mobility.

In addition to providing exceptional orthopedic sports medicine care, our doctors also offer the following services:

  • Concussion management
  • Exertional compartment testing
  • Football helmet analysis
  • Gait analysis

Working alongside our sports medicine specialists, our licensed physical therapists provide a full and comprehensive set of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation services. They treat each patient's problem individually through an evaluation to design a specific treatment plan with the overall goal of restoring function and enhancing one's quality of life.

Before, during, and after treatment, our patients can access our Online Guide to Sports Medicine for helpful resources and information on sports injury treatments, injury prevention tips, recommendations for improving athletic performance, and new procedures and programs offered at Appalachian Orthopedics.

Patient Consultation in Abingdon, Bristol, and Johnson City

Our Sports Medicine Team at Appalachian Orthopedics provides patients experiencing a sports-related injury or condition with access to consultation Monday through Friday. 

Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history and demographic and insurance information. This information as well as any current diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans, will help our team determine a diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

To schedule an appointment with a member of our Sports Medicine Team, please request an appointment online or call one of the following locations: Abingdon, Bristol – Hospital, or Johnson City.

For those acute sports-related injuries that can't wait to be seen, visit our Orthopedic Urgent Care at our Bristol Midway or Johnson City office.