The UVMC Center for Sports Medicine 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, doctoral trained physical therpaists, and board-certified sports medicine physicians. The sports medicine staff 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 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 sports medicine orthopedic surgeon – Surgeon with additional training in sports medicine who specializes in the surgical treatment of injuries to the muscles, bones, and joints
Allied Healthcare Professionals
Certified athletic trainer- Health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by athletic trainers include prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions
Physical therapist - Licensed health care professionals who provide evaluation and treatment of injuries to 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
Strength and conditioning specialist - Professionals who apply 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.
Clinical associate – Works under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist or physical therapy assistant in routine tasks throughout the clinic.
Content Updated: December 1, 2014