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Sports Medicine

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When serious athletes compete in Omaha, they trust their medical care to the Sports Medicine team at Nebraska Medicine.

But you don't have to be a competitive athlete to have access to exceptional sports medicine care. The same team of experts is available to provide specialized treatment and rehabilitation for all of your sports-related injuries.

The sports medicine professionals at Nebraska Medicine understand that athletes don’t always wear uniforms and athletic injuries can happen anywhere, not just on athletic fields. An athlete is not defined by age, gender, skill level or activity. Injuries resulting from a variety of activities can range from a sprained ankle to a more serious injury such as a sports-related concussion. From sprained ankles to broken bones, our multidisciplinary team will create a customized treatment and rehabilitation plan for your sports injury.

Common injuries

Common injuries which may necessitate sports medicine care include:

  • Injuries and other conditions related to, arising from, or preventing participation in sports or other recreational activities
  • Sprained ankle
  • Elbow injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Knee injury
  • Torn ACL
  • Concussion
  • Tennis elbow

Because no two sports related injuries are alike, Nebraska Medicine has developed a multidisciplinary sports medicine program comprised of health care professionals from a variety of specialties, committed to developing a customized treatment and rehabilitation program for each patient. Our Sports Medicine program is uniquely designed to meet the physical needs of where the patient is today, and establish a foundation for where they would like to be in the future.

The sports medicine team at Nebraska Medicine includes providers from Primary Care Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Athletic Training, working together to create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your individual injury. If the need for other specialties is indicated, our team will assist you with the coordination of that care.

Primary Specialties

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery

Athletic Training


Supporting Specialties

Cardiology

Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology

Family Practice

General Surgery

Neurology

Nutrition

Occupational Therapy

Ophthalmology

Oral Surgery

Physical Therapy

Psychology and Neuropsychology

Speech and Language Pathology

Vascular Surgery

Oral Surgery

Physical Therapy

Psychology and Neuropsychology

Speech and Language Pathology

Vascular Surgery

To find out more about our specialists in the following areas or to make an appointment call 800-922-0000 and ask to speak to Rusty McKune, Sports Medicine Program Coordinator.

 

Clinical Services


Sports Medicine Clinic

The sports medicine team at Nebraska Medicine brings together providers from Primary Care Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Athletic Training together in one location, so you can avoid the hassle, time and expense of being seen at multiple offices. Our goal is to ensure that your sports medicine care is convenient, thorough and effective.

Our multidisciplinary team works together to help patients recover from sports and exercise-related injuries, allowing athletes and people with active lifestyles to return to optimum performance.

From a concussion to an ACL reconstruction or a sprained ankle to an ultrasound guided injection – you can count on our sports medicine specialists to provide the expertise necessary to allow you to return to your active lifestyle.

For an appointment with one of our sports medicine specialists, please call 800-922-0000 and ask to speak to Rusty McKune, Sports Medicine Program Coordinator.

Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy

The therapists at Nebraska Medicine’s Physical and Occupational Therapy department are dedicated to providing individualized treatments focused on maximizing outcomes with the goal of a successful recovery for all patients.

For an appointment with one of our outpatient physical or occupational therapists call 800-922-0000. For more information visit Nebraska Medicine's Physical and Occupational Therapy page.

Concussion Management Clinic

No two injuries are the same and no two care plans are the same, but Nebraska Medicine’s Concussion Management Clinic can provide one team of professionals, in one location, to help in the comprehensive management of your injury.

Concussion management relies on the management of the physical, cognitive and behavioral components of the injury. Our team of professionals from physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology is equipped to manage each of these components. Patients will receive comprehensive care for their injury including assessment, management of post-concussive symptoms and modifications to assist with return to play, return to learn and/or return to work.

To schedule an appointment with the Concussion Management Clinic, call 800-922-0000 and ask to speak to Rusty McKune, Sports Medicine Program Coordinator.


   

Sports Medicine Outreach

 

The sports medicine team at Nebraska Medicine is committed to supporting athletes and those living active lifestyles throughout the Omaha Community. We engage with athletes and active individuals of all ages, skill levels and abilities. From youth sports to elite, national and international athletes, the sports medicine program provides access to collaborative, comprehensive and multidisciplinary sports medicine services.

Local Organizations

Nebraska Medicine and our sports medicine professionals are proud to partner with and/or provide support for the following local, state and national organizations:

  • Westside High School
  • Omaha Public Schools (OPS)
  • Bellevue Public Schools
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Concussion Coalition
  • Concussion Focus (Omaha)
  • Nebraska High School Lacrosse Association
  • Kingswood Athletic Association
  • OMAHA Junior Lancers High School Hockey
  • Omaha Sports Commission
  • Youth Sport Safety Alliance

National and International Events

When the city of Omaha hosts a sporting event of national or international caliber, Nebraska Medicine is the trusted provider of sports medicine services. Our multidisciplinary sports medicine program ensures that world class athletes are able to compete at their peak performance. We are proud to provide care for the athletes of major sporting organizations such as USA Swimming, USA Triathlon and US Figure Skating.

During the summer of 2016, the Sports Medicine program at Nebraska Medicine is the proud medical provider for athletes participating in events in Omaha for the following organizations:

  • USA Swimming (June 16-July 3)
  • USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships (August 13-14)

Nebraska Medicine - Sports Medicine has also provided coverage for these past national and international events held in Omaha:

  • 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals
  • 2014 USA Hockey High School National Championships
  • 2013 NORCECA Women’s Continental Championships
  • 2013 USA Baseball vs Cuba
  • 2013 US Speed Skating Age Group National Championships
  • 2013 US Figure Skating Championships
  • 2012 Olympic Swim Trials
  • 2008 Olympic Swim Trials
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