Sports Medicine at Bronson Methodist Hospital - Bronson Healthcare
Whether you have a sport or exercise-related problem, or just want to perform at a higher level, our team of physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists take care of athletes with all levels of orthopedic injury. Everything from shin splints, dislocating shoulders, ACL tears to torn rotator cuffs. You name it! Our goal is to get athletes back to competition and the sports they enjoy.

Why Choose Bronson Methodist Hospital for Sports Medicine Services?

With over 30 years of providing sports medicine services in southwest Michigan, our team of specialists focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries caused by exercise and sports. This includes orthopedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, licensed athletic trainers and physical therapists. All provide comprehensive care to those who have an active lifestyle and are weekend warriors, professional, collegiate or high school athletes and need treatment for a sports-related injury or musculoskeletal condition. Promoting injury prevention through specialized performance training makes Bronson Sports Medicine the leading resource in sports for both before- and after-injury care.

  • Our sports medicine doctors supervise athletic trainers at 22 area schools, and serve as team physicians for Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo Growlers baseball team, Kalamazoo Wings hockey team and Kingdom Sports
  • When providing our patients with outstanding sports medicine care, we work closely with our partners who have special expertise in spine, hand, elbow, foot and ankle problems
  • On-site services include X-ray, physical therapy, brace fitting, adjustment and maintenance, musculoskeletal ultrasound, as well as access to advanced testing services, such as MRI and CT
  • Our athletic trainers with Master degrees in athletic training, are nationally certified and licensed in the state of Michigan
  • State-of-the-art operating rooms plus a specially-trained orthopedic surgical team
  • Dedicated orthopedic nursing care unit, with private rooms and specially-trained nursing staff
  • Minimally invasive surgery options can decrease pain, recovery time and scarring

Sports Injuries & Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of sports-related injuries, including, but not limited to:

  • Return to play decisions with a sick or injured athlete
  • Concussions, including IMPACT testing, baseline and post injury
  • Acute injuries like joint sprains, muscle strains and bone fractures
  • Overuse injuries including tendonitis, stress fractures and exercise-induced compartment syndrome
  • Injuries and conditions of the hip, pelvis, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, foot and ankle
  • Throwing injuries
  • Muscle and tendon ruptures
  • Hip and shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder labral injuries and tears
  • Ligament and cartilage injuries (ACL/PCL, labral and meniscus injuries/tears)
  • Patellar dislocations and instability
  • Degeneration of cartilage under the knee
  • Loose bone fragments
  • Rotator cuff injuries, tears and conditions
  • Joint injections

Sports Medicine Services & Treatments

Our sports medicine services include:

  • Diagnosis
  • Foot and ankle injuries and treatments
  • Hand, wrist and elbow injuries and treatments
  • Knee injuries and treatments
  • Shoulder injuries and treatments
  • Prevention (clinics and seminars)
  • Emergency Action Plan (EAP) development for sports organizations
  • Rehabilitation (physical therapy, including aquatic therapy)
  • Surgical and non-surgical care (arthroscopic and conventional joint surgery)
  • Concussion education
  • Performance training (Bronson Elite Sports Training - B.E.S.T.)
  • Additional services and treatments are provided by Bronson Sports Medicine Specialists

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