Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has been a leader in sports medicine for more than 30 years. Our Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specialists have cared for thousands of sports enthusiasts, from world-class athletes to "weekend warriors." The sports medicine team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is highly trained to help you recover from any musculoskeletal injury that may cause you pain or limit your activity level. In addition to their board certification in a primary care specialty, they are fellowship-trained in sports medicine and hold a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM). Whether you're a college athlete, weekend warrior or someone who enjoys daily walks, our team can help you heal and keep you moving.
From middle school to well beyond retirement, we provide sports-related injury prevention and care for nonsurgical sports-related injuries. Our team will work with you to help determine the source of your injury, recommending specific strength and conditioning programs to help prevent reinjury going forward. While helping you heal, we can guide you through the process, referring you to physical therapy or occupational therapy as needed.
The sports medicine specialists at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health help people with a variety of concerns, including:
We can also help with a variety of chronic conditions that may affect your performance such as asthma, diabetes or infectious mononucleosis.
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries resulting from rapid impact to the skull that jostles the brain. It's especially important to have your child seen by a provider if a concussion is suspected, as a young athlete’s brain is still developing. Signs and symptoms can vary greatly from mild to severe and may develop at the time of injury or appear days later. Your student athlete may or may not lose consciousness. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of a sports-related concussion to watch for include:
If you suspect a sports concussion, call your child’s primary care provider or go to the Emergency Services department for a medical evaluation. You may also be referred to our Sports Concussion Program for comprehensive testing and diagnosis.
Our sports medicine specialists provide care in our clinics throughout Washington state. Find a location near you.
For more information about our Sports Concussion Program, call us toll-free at 564-240-4000.
The sports medicine specialists at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health have a broad range of experience, allowing for the best, highly specialized care for your injuries. We offer the following treatment options: