Sports Medicine

ATC’s & Coaches Corner

At TPMG Sports Medicine we have four sports medicine trained physicians with over 70 years of combined experience. We have served as team physicians for a wide range of athletes ranging from Olympic/collegiate to high school/ middle school. Our perspective is broad in that we take care of concussions and pre-participation physicals to surgical assessment of traumatic bone or soft tissue injury.  Our practice is not solely based in a clinical or hospital setting, but frequently on the side lines as active team physicians.  As a team we have a truly comprehensive approach. We love practicing sports medicine, and our experience and training are unmatched. Below is a partial list of specific conditions that our sports medicine team treats.

• Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) and other head injuries
• Athletes with chronic or acute illness (such as infectious mononucleosis, asthma or diabetes)
• Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids, and performance issues
• Exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness
• Injury prevention
• “Return to play” decisions in the sick or injured athlete
• Recommendations on safe strength training and conditioning exercises
• Healthy lifestyle promotion
• Pre-participation physical examination
• Injury assessment and management
• Care of sports-related and general medical needs of athletes
• Special populations (geriatric, disabled, women, youth, etc.)
• Sports psychology issues
• Substance use issues
• Education and counseling on illness & injury prevention
• Coordinating care with other members of the sports medicine team to include athletic trainers, physical therapists, personal physicians, other medical and surgical specialties, and other ancillary personnel of specialty care and rehabilitation
• Communication with athletic trainers, coaches, school administration

Below are some of the programs we have been privileged enough to work with and be a part of:

Collegiate:

  • University of Kentucky
  • Marshall University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Wake Forrest
  • Kentucky State University
  • UNC Charlotte
  • College of William & Mary
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Carson Newman University
  • University of Tennessee

National/State:

  • AYSO National Youth Soccer Tournament (National)
  • Vermont State Winter Special Olympics
  • U.S. Olympic Team 1996 and 2002 ( head Physician)
  • 1999 Pan American Games ( Head Physician)
  • 1998 U.S. World Winter Games – Spain. ( Head Physician)
  • Medical Director and Chief Physician U.S. women’s Field Hockey – 1996-2001
  • Team Physician U.S. Gymnastics (Bulgaria), Basketball (Puerto Rico)Men’s Soccer (Canada)
  • Women’s Soccer (England and Netherland’s)

Professional:

  • Knoxville Icebears Hockey
  • Golden Gloves Boxing
  • LPGA Kingsmill Championship
  • Chicago Cubs Rookie League Team
  • Eastern League Professional Hockey