Sports & Active Medicine
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.
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.
Dr. Breien and his team were very helpful and made my daughter's experience better.
Dr. Daly and his entire team were super informative, ensured they kept my daughter informed at every stage, and made sure she felt comfortable. I am very thankful to the entire staff and will highly recommend this A-team and facility.
Dr. Furmanek did the surgery on my left knee 3 years ago and I was so pleased that I requested him again this time!
I have had a number of sports injuries and surgeries by other doctors. Dr. Gannon is simply the best hands down.
Prior to my injury I had never been to Summit Orthopedics for care. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Khetia and his team care for me. He's helping me to get back to my active lifestyle - pain free!
I felt Dr. Lehnert was very concerned not only about my health but about the way I wanted to proceed. I also thought she was very kind and feel confident and safe in her care.
I can't tell you enough about how well my experience with your clinic went. I had heard horror stories about time off from Rotator Cuff surgery. Almost 3 months to from the date of surgery - I was back volunteering at the food shelf, mowing, and playing golf.
Dr. Pepin was very attentive to our questions. He provided us useful information in a manner easily digestible. It felt like he genuinely cared about the outcome of my surgery and progressing back to full health.
Dr. Perra takes the time to explain what's going on with my joints and often grabs a replica of a knee or shoulder to show whats going on in detail. He always listens to my questions and answers them using terminology that I'd understand. Dr. Perra is a great all around doctor that I'd recommend to others.
Dr. Scofield is a fantastic doctor!!! Right there with Dr. Donohue and Dr. Holm. You have fantastic doctors and believe me, I've had my share of sports injuries. I always tell people to go to Summit.
Dr. Skendzel performed my labral hip repair surgery following a running injury this past winter. What I loved about him and his staff was that they were all 100% focused on getting me back to doing what I loved - being active and running. In fact, at the end of my 4-5 month recovery, Dr Skendzel and his staff eagerly supported my desire to run the Twin Cities 10 Mile race (which I decided not to d...
I'd recommend Angela Voight for any sports related injury as she is super knowledgeable on how the body works.
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
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.
Articles from our sports medicine specialists:Subscribe
Safe Hiking Tips for Summer Fun
Summit sports medicine physician Kirk Scofield, M.D., helps you get outdoors with safe hiking tips for summer.
Fishing Tips to Protect Your Hands, Wrists, and Shoulders
Summit hand and upper extremity surgeon — and enthusiastic fly fisherman — J.P. Delaney, M.D., tells you what you need to know about fishing if you’re concerned about hand, wrist, or shoulder injury.
Improve Your Golf Game with These Grip-Strengthening Tips
Summit physical therapist and golf lover Josh Feeney, DPT, OCS, CGFI, gives advice on how to strengthen your grip for a great golf season.
Get Ready for Golf with These Arm and Shoulder Exercises
Summit physical therapist and golf lover Josh Feeney, DPT, OCS, CGFI, shares some simple arm and shoulder stretches to use before your next round of golf.
Missing Summer Sports? Here Are 5 Things to Try
Summit sports medicine expert Jack Skendzel, M.D., shares some ways to enjoy the summer sports season while socially distancing.
Keeping Kids’ Sports Safe, Healthy, and Fun
We asked Scott Pepin, M.D., one of Summit Orthopedics’ sports medicine experts, to share his best tips for keeping kids’ sports safe, healthy, and fun.