Summit’s sports medicine specialists diagnose and treat the full spectrum of injuries and conditions that come with active lifestyles. Partnering with you, they design personalized treatment plans to safely accelerate your recovery, so you spend less time in the doctor’s office and more time getting back to your active life.
Sports Medicine Experts
When you consult an orthopedic sports medicine specialist, you are working with a physician who has concentrated expertise in treating your injury. You also benefit from their additional training in injury prevention, strength training and conditioning, and healthy lifestyle promotion. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
- Sports & Active Medicine Video Library
- Normal Running Pain vs. Injury Pain
- Hydration Recommendations For Runners
- Common Knee Injuries For Runners
- Cross Training For Runners
- Impact of Stride on Running Injury Risk
- When to Consider Orthotics
- Minimal Shoes and Barefoot Running
- When to See a Doctor for Running Injuries
- Next Steps for Minor Running Injuries
- Preventing Shin Splints
- Choosing the Right Running Shoe
- Common Youth Sports Injuries
- Signs of a Fracture
- Injury Prone Times of the Season
- Sports Medicine Benefits For Any Athlete
- Safely Returning to Play
- Different Shoes for Different Activities
- Steps to Take for Minor Injuries
- Female Triad Health Concern
- When to Seek Care for Sports Injuries
- Heat or Ice for Sports Injuries
- Female ACL Injury Risk
- Effects of Playing the Same Sport All Year
- Common Questions – Sports Medicine
Meet Our Team of Orthopedic Experts
At Summit, each physician works alongside a team of professionals to care for you, our patient.
Is sports medicine right for me?
You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from what a sports physician can provide. If you’re seeking to become more active or begin an exercise program, a sports physician can help, promoting lifelong fitness and wellness, and encouraging the prevention of illness and injury.
Drs. Jack Skendzel and Angela Voight discuss some of the ways that sports medicine can benefit people from all walks of life, not just elite athletes in the featured video below.
The original team: Family
At Summit, we believe the most important team is the family. That’s why we serve as team physicians to thousands of Minnesota and Wisconsin families. Whatever active means to you and your family, we’re here to support it with expert advice, tools and resources to keep your team healthy and active.
When injury strikes, you can be confident the team of sports medicine specialists at Summit understands the desire to get back as soon as possible, and they have a variety of treatment options to safely accomplish it.
Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Video Series
18 videos in this series
- What’s better for athletes – water or sports drinks?
- Are there risks to playing the same sport all year round?
- Are females more prone to ACL injury?
- What is the female athlete triad health concern?
- What should I do after my child has a minor injury?
- When should I seek medical care for a sports or activity injury?
- What’s better for sports injuries – heat or ice?
- How do you know when an athletic shoe is a good fit?
- Do I really need different shoes for different activities?
- When is it safe for an athlete to return to play?
- Is sports medicine only for students and elite athletes?
- What are the most injury prone times of the season?
- How do I know if my child has a fracture?
- What are the most common sports injuries in youth sports?
- What are tips to safely start a new exercise program?
- Summit Orthopedics at HealthEast Sports Center
- Improving Mental Health in Student Athletes
- Team Sports and Mental Health
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