Athletes with different skill levels, motivations and goals share the need for a comprehensive sports medicine program that can be tailored to each athlete’s goals and deal with the increasingly common sports injuries. At McLeod Sports Medicine all athletes, professional and recreational, receive the same high-quality level of care. In addition to providing specialized assessment and treatment for sports-related injuries, our clinical team educates area athletes, coaches, and parents about injury prevention. Educational programs teach proper strength-building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance, and training techniques that help minimize the risk of injury.
Certified Athletic Trainers develop expertise in orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines for injury prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. The athletic trainer cares for the athletes, working to prevent injuries. Certified Athletic Trainers also receive training in nutrition, biomechanics, education, counseling, physiology, psychology and conditioning. Our Athletic Trainers provide outreach services to high schools and colleges in the area.
During fall sports season (August-November), McLeod Sports Medicine offers free walk-in injury clinics for middle and high school students every Saturday at 8:30 AM. McLeod Orthopedic Physicians, Certified Athletic Trainers, and Family Medicine Residents evaluate injuries, take X-rays, apply splints/braces, and refer athletes for further treatment, if needed. Clinics are held at McLeod Orthopaedics in Florence and Little River. Click Read More below for location information.READ MORE