Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

The IBJI sports medicine team helps athletes of all ages and skill levels improve their overall wellness, fitness, and performance. Our sports medicine doctors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers take a team approach to provide you with advanced services and treatments for sports-related injuries.

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If this is a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately or visit one of IBJI’s OrthoAccess Immediate Care locations.

When Should an Athlete See a Sports Medicine Provider?

Student-athletes, weekend warriors, and professional athletes alike can benefit from working with a sports medicine specialist. At IBJI, we offer a coordinated approach to diagnosing, treating, and recovering from sports-related conditions and injuries.

Health Performance Institute

The fitness experts at IBJI’s Health Performance Institute (HPI) are available to help enhance how you move, feel, and perform. Located in Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, and Highland Park, our HPI team works with athletes of all ages and skill levels, from youth to professional, and non-athletes looking to become more active.

HPI is open seven days a week and offers the following services:

  • Fitness Classes (Individual, Small Groups, and Large Groups)
  • Health Coaching and Nutrition Guidance
  • Massage Therapy and Acupuncture
  • Fitness Training
  • Personal Health Performance Training
  • Sport-specific Training

Teams We Work With

The sports medicine specialists at IBJI are trusted by amateur athletes, semi-professionals, and professional sports teams at the highest level. Some of the teams we work with include:

  • Addison Trail High School
  • American Associates of Blind Athletes
  • Antioch High School
  • Arlington Stallions Rugby Football Club
  • Barrington High School
  • Bishop McNamara Catholic High School
  • Bradley Bourbonnais Community H.S.
  • Carmel Catholic High School
  • Chicago Area Rugby Football Union
  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Dogs
  • Chicago Hounds
  • Chicago Marathon
  • Chicago Paddle Tennis Charities Association
  • Chicago Sky
  • Chicago Wolves
  • Clifton-Central High School
  • College of Lake County
  • Deerfield High School
  • DePaul College Prep
  • Falcons Hockey Association
  • Finish Strong Athletics
  • Glenbrook High School Teams
  • Grant High School
  • Grayslake North and Central H.S.
  • Greater Libertyville Soccer Assn.
  • H.L. Richards High School
  • Herscher High School
  • Highland Park Giants Hockey Assn.
  • Highland Park High School
  • Hinsdale Township School District
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Joliet Community College
  • Joliet Slammers
  • Joliet Township High School District
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lake Forest High School
  • Lakes Township High School
  • Lakeview High School
  • Lane Tech High School
  • Latin High School
  • Lincoln Park Rugby Football Club
  • Lincoln Way Twnshp. School District
  • Lisle Township High School
  • Lyons Township High School
  • Manteno High School
  • Midwest Rugby Union
  • New Trier High School
  • New Trier Hockey Club
  • New Trier Rugby Football Club
  • Niles West High School
  • North Park University
  • Northshore Youth Football Club
  • Northwest Chargers Hockey Club
  • Notre Dame College Prep
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Peotone High School
  • Providence Catholic High School
  • Queen of All Saints Football
  • Reapers Hockey Association
  • Reed-Custer High School
  • Rhinos Baseball & Softball Training Academy
  • Richmond-Burton High School
  • Rugby Illinois
  • Schaumburg Boomers
  • Slammers Baseball & Softball Training Academy
  • St. Joseph High School
  • St. Patrick High School
  • St. Viator Hockey Club
  • Stevenson High School
  • U.S. Biathlon Team
  • U.S. Disabled Sports Team
  • U.S. Soccer Federation
  • U.S. Swimming
  • Vernon Hills High School
  • Walter Payton College Prep
  • Warren Township High School
  • Waukegan High School
  • Westmont High School
  • Whitney Young High School
  • Wilmington High School

Sports Medicine Injuries and Conditions

With IBJI's comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to sports medicine, you will have access to an experienced specialist every step of the way, from evaluation and diagnosis to recovery and rehabilitation.

Some of the most common conditions and injuries we treat include:

  • Broken Bones (Fractures)
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Concussions
  • Dislocations
  • Inflammation
  • Instability
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Nerve Compression
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Separations
  • Sprains
  • Stiffness
  • Strains
  • Swelling
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Weakness

Sports Medicine Treatments and Services

IBJI sports medicine specialists take care in diagnosing your injury or condition. They will thoroughly evaluate your individual needs as they develop a customized care plan to help you heal and recover so that you can resume your activities as soon as possible.

Our personalized treatments and services include:

Patient Story

“Dr. Patel made me feel like this was a problem that could be solved, making us feel 100 times better. I felt like this was a problem that could actually be resolved, and I wouldn’t be stuck with this forever.” And it was—with OCD knee surgery and physical therapy.

Read Ryan’s story

FAQs About Sports Medicine

Is Sports Medicine the Same as Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is part of sports medicine and a crucial step in recovery from sports-related injuries. But sports medicine is a multidisciplinary practice—a team sport. A sports medicine team can be composed of primary care physicians, surgeons, neurologists, physiologists, athletic trainers, and more.

What’s the Difference Between an Orthopedist and a Sports Medicine Doctor?

Although their approaches may differ, orthopedic specialists and sports medicine doctors often work together on sports-related injuries or conditions. Some sports medicine physicians perform orthopedic surgery, while others focus solely on non-surgical treatments like lifestyle changes, nutrition counseling, and fitness training.

What Can a Sports Medicine Doctor Treat?

At IBJI, our sports medicine physicians treat various sports-related illnesses and injuries. We offer pain management services and non-surgical treatments like custom orthotics, physical therapy, and weight management. Our team also includes experienced orthopedic surgeons when procedures like joint replacement or reconstruction are necessary

Related Resources

Check out this collection of videos for more information about some of the most common problems diagnosed and treated by IBJI’s sports medicine specialists.

Why Choose IBJI for Sports Medicine Care

Why Choose IBJI for Sports Medicine Care

IBJI’s multidisciplinary team of highly-trained and experienced sports medicine providers will work with you to meet your individual needs and help you achieve your goals. Our experts work closely together to ensure you have the best outcome, with cutting-edge treatments and personalized training programs for the body and mind.

Orthopedic Surgeons

IBJI’s sports medicine team includes experienced orthopedic surgeons specializing in the latest, most innovative technologies and minimally-invasive techniques for repairing musculoskeletal injuries.

Primary Care Physicians

IBJI’s primary care physicians provide non-operative orthopedic care for sports injuries. Services provided by these physicians include diagnostic imaging, ultrasound-guided injections, and regenerative therapeutic modalities.

Sports Neurologists

IBJI's sports neurologists are specially-trained in diagnosing and managing neurological conditions in athletes, including concussions and brain conditions.

Pediatric Sports Medicine Doctors

IBJI has helped thousands of young athletes get back to peak performance after a sports injury or ailment. Our goal is to provide a sustainable and personalized treatment plan that keeps your child going strong long after recovering.

Physical Therapists

IBJI's physical therapists use customized therapeutic techniques to help sports medicine patients improve function, regain strength, and relieve pain after a sports-related injury, accident, or surgery.

Certified Athletic Trainers

IBJI’s certified athletic trainers partner with physicians to provide direct input on an athlete’s care plan. They collaborate with doctors in our clinics and on the field to provide preventative services, urgent care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation.

Performance Trainers

IBJI’s sports medicine performance trainers help athletes return to their sport at the highest level possible after an injury. They’ll get you safely back to performing advanced athletic moves like sprinting, cutting, jumping, and pitching.

Injury Prevention Experts

IBJI’s Return to Sport Phase IV Injury Prevention Program provides valuable resources for better play and greater physical confidence. The program offers advanced rehabilitation for hip, knee, or ankle injuries and helps athletes reduce their risk of re-injury.

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