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Sports Medicine

Being sidelined by a sports injury is the last place an athlete wants to be. That’s why our sports medicine team at Beloit Health System takes these injuries seriously. We help patients recover and practice patience through the time, effort, and dedication it takes to heal. Although recovery may seem like a daunting prospect, we work hard to make the process as smooth as possible for you. It helps to have a caring, qualified care provider help you on your recovery journey back to full health. Our highly skilled therapists are 100% committed to your recovery.

Patients can trust our team of advanced, board-certified orthopedic surgeons, ready at the sidelines to get you back in the game again. Beloit Health System's premier sports medicine program integrates Beloit physicians, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. Each one of our sports medicine practitioners specializes in an area of sports medicine to assist patients in reaching their goals. We do this through a combination of objective, evidence-based testing, and intervention along with skilled treatment, coaching, and support to optimally and efficiently get employees back to work and athletes back to competition.

Examples of Sports Injuries

  • ACL tear
  • Concussions
  • Chondromalacia (Runner's Knee)
  • Hip impingement
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Meniscus tear
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow/tendonitis
  • Turf toe
  • Torn rotator cuff (shoulder)

Sports Medicine Services

Our services include:

  • Isokinetic Strength Testing. We utilize the most valid, reliable, objective and research-based tool available to measure strength, the Biodex, to ensure that our athletes and patients have full strength before they are cleared to return to work or sport.
  • Return to Sport Testing. Sport testing includes a comprehensive, evidence-based, objective series of tests to ensure that athletes and patients are safe to return to sport with minimal re-injury risk.
  • Y Balance/FMS Testing to assess proprioception and movement quality.
  • Handheld Dynamometry to assess isometric muscle strength across all joints.
  • Biodex Strength Testing to assess quadriceps and hamstrings strength after knee surgery/injury and rotator cuff muscle strength assessment after shoulder surgery/injury.
  • Just Jump and Broad Jump Mat to assess single-leg power symmetry.
  • Speed Trap Infrared Laser Timer and 60 square yards of turf to assess sports specific change-of-direction and sprinting ability.
  • Athletic Performance Enhancement Training. For athletes looking to improve their strength, agility, and speed, we offer several types of evidence-based performance enhancement training. Using our turf, free weights, and sleds, we objectively measure athlete speed, strength, and jumping ability at baseline and the end of the training block using our Just Jump Vertical Mat and the Speed Trap Laser Timer.

Sports Medicine Treatments

Depending on the injury, Beloit Health System offers both nonsurgical and surgical options for treatment. Arthroscopic procedures are less invasive and can provide quicker recovery.

Nonsurgical treatments include:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Manual Therapy: Myofascial Release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Joint Mobilization
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Physical Medicine
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Balance Training
  • Cancer Care Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Tendon Repair
  • Care of Spine, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Surgical procedures offered include:

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopic surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy

For more information, contact us at NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus at 815.525.4410 or Occupational Health, Sports and Family Medicine at 608.365.8660.

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