Sports medicine specialists are a great resource for the everyday active adult, teen, or child, weekend warrior, or professional athlete. Patients ages 6 months and up are welcome.

Most sports injuries are non-surgical.  As a Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Matthews routinely treats:

  • ● Acute injuries such as ankle sprains, knee or shoulder injuries
  • ● Casting/bone fractures
  • ● Overuse injuries to the rotator cuff, other forms of tendonitis, or stress fractures
  • ● Overuse injuries to the rotator cuff, other forms of tendonitis, or stress fractures
  • ● Concussion management
  • ● PRP and stem cell joint injections
  • ● Non-operative management of arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • ● X-ray and MRI interpretation
  • ● Diagnostic ultrasound
  • ● EKG interpretation
  • ● Laceration repair
  • ● Running gait analysis
  • ● Post-op care
  • ● Osteopathic manipulation techniques
  • ● Sideline coverage
  • ● Exercise prescription
  • ● Injury prevention
  • ● Return to play evaluations

Training to Become a Sports Medicine Specialist

As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Matthews has completed a family practice residency program after medical school, and a fellowship of specialized training in sports medicine, which takes an additional year or more.

Sports medicine specialist have experience taking care of athletes of all levels, from the recreational athlete to high school, collegiate, and Olympic competitors. They work with professional sports teams and individual sport pros alike. Their role with these athletes and teams takes them from the sideline on the field to the clinic. As is true with other specialty fields of medicine, the tremendous amount of time our physicians devote to this vocation has garnered them a wealth of practical expertise and knowledge.

Learn More About Our Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Alexandra Matthews.