Sports Medicine

Whether for competition or recreation, Saint Francis Medical Center’s Sports Medicine program has been keeping athletes at their best since 1995. In addition to fostering athletic excellence, Saint Francis’ Sports Medicine team – physicians, certified athletic trainers and licensed physical therapists – has been helping athletes identify, recover from and prevent injuries.

Free Injury Assessments

By treating injuries and ailments quickly, Saint Francis’ Rehabilitation Services makes it easy for athletes of all ages and levels to reach and maintain peak performance.  If you have pain in your shoulder, elbow, knee, hip or foot, a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer will conduct a screening and recommend next steps for recovery by showing you exercises or referring you to a specialist for more treatment.

To schedule a free injury assessment, call 573-331-5153.

Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

Saint Francis Outpatient Rehabilitation offers a full complement of outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy for Sports Medicine:

  • Sports physical therapy
  • Custom sports arch supports
  • Management of non-surgical orthopedic injuries
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Management of vocal cord dysfunction, often misdiagnosed as exercise-induced asthma

Concussion Clinic and ImPact Testing

The Saint Francis Medical Center Concussion Clinic provides referring physicians with a specialized resource for early follow-up and management of patients who have suffered a concussion. The Concussion Clinic addresses:

  • Symptom management
  • School or work re-entry
  • Return to sports participation

Assessments include:

  • Ability to return to school, work or sports
  • Rehabilitation needs
  • Consultation with other healthcare providers

Saint Francis’ also offers ImPACT: Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It is the most widely used and scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system offered to athletes of all ages. ImPACT has become the standard in clinical management of concussions. Its neurocognitive testing evaluates athletes’ post-injury condition and tracks recovery for a safe return to play—preventing a concussion’s cumulative effects.

Training Area High Schools

Saint Francis Healthcare System is actively involved in athletic training at 11 area schools, including Notre Dame Regional High School — working with thousands of athletes every year — to ensure safer athletic programs and more successful student athletes. These trusted athletic trainers are passionate about sports, have built lasting relationships with coaches and schools, and treat their athletes, not just the injuries. We have provided this service for many years and are excited to continue doing so.

We are equally excited to announce that Saint Francis Foundation, through the generosity of donations, will begin providing athletic training supplies. Saint Francis Foundation raises funds to improve the lives of patients, families and members of the community in need.

Because athletic training supplies are being provided by the charitable arm of Saint Francis Healthcare System, if you are interested in supporting these efforts your donations are greatly appreciated. You may contact the Foundation at 573-331-5133 or via the Saint Francis Foundation website.

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