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Sports Medicine

Our comprehensive sports medicine care gets you back in the game.

Our team at Lake Regional Sports Medicine includes orthopedic surgeons specially trained in sports medicine, as well as a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. Lake Regional Sports Medicine also has athletic trainers who care for local student athletes at practices and games.


  • Pre-participation physical exams
  • Athletic injury workshops
  • Strength training and conditioning programs
  • Injury prevention
  • Comprehensive evaluations and rehabilitation of sports injuries
  • Concussion Assessments and Return-to-Play Recovery Protocol

Conditions Treated

  • Fracture and dislocation
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Knee ligament tear
  • Patellofemoral knee syndromes
  • Hip impingement and labral tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Flatfoot
  • High-arch feet

Treatment options include physical therapy and other nonsurgical methods designed to return you to the level of sport you enjoyed before your injury. Our providers also encourage injury prevention by teaching athletes proper positioning and movement for exercise.

If surgery is needed, Lake Regional Orthopedics offers the most current, minimally invasive (arthroscopic) techniques to get you back to activities as soon as safely possible with lasting results.

Athletic Trainers in Local Schools

From sprains to concussions, injuries are a part of school sports. To help students compete with fewer injuries — and to ensure proper care for injuries that do occur — athletic trainers from Lake Regional Sports Medicine care for student athletes at Camdenton R-III, Lebanon R-III, Morgan County R-II and School of the Osage, at no cost to the schools.

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in nutrition; injury and illness prevention and assessment; and first aid and emergency care. Unlike personal trainers, who may or may not have higher education, athletic trainers must obtain, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree in athletic training, board certification and state licensure.

Lake Regional's athletic trainers provide education to local coaches and athletes on such topics as heat illness, proper bracing and concussion prevention. The athletic trainers also arrive at games and practices early and help the athletes take preventive measures, such as stretching and proper taping. Then, during the practice or game, the athletic trainers keep a close watch on the athletes, including those on the opposing team. If the trainers see or suspect an injury, they assess the athlete and, if necessary, start treatment.

If injured athletes require more care, the athletic trainers could also see them at Lake Regional Orthopedics, where they assist orthopedic specialists.