Southwest Virginia’s Experts in Sports Medicine

If you’ve suffered a sport or exercise-related injury in Southwest Virginia, let LewisGale Regional Health System get you back to the activities you love. We help athletes, coaches, and athletic directors, reach their performance goals. We offer advanced technology, expert advice, injury prevention and assessment, health and fitness training, injury treatment, and rehabilitation for all ages and skill levels.

Our expert team of sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physical therapists, and other sports training experts work together to get you back in shape, better than ever.

We offer sports medicine care at the following locations:


LewisGale Hospital Alleghany
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
LewisGale Medical Center Roanoke Valley/Salem

Sports-Related Injuries and Conditions We Treat

From injury prevention to cutting-edge treatment, LewisGale Regional Health System evaluates, treats, and rehabilitates a range of conditions resulting from sports injuries. Common sports-related pain and injuries include:

  • Ankle/foot pain and injury: ankle sprains, high ankle sprains, Achilles tendon injuries, stress fractures, ligament inflammation (plantar fasciitis)
  • Back pain and injury: muscle strain, ligament sprain, disc disorders, fractures
  • Concussions: traumatic impact to the head causing dizziness, drowsiness, blurry vision, and other symptoms
  • Elbow pain and injury: ligament tears as in tennis or golf elbow, bursitis, dislocation, tendon ruptures
  • Hip pain and injury: hip pointer or contusion, hip flexor strain, labral tears of cartilage, or quadriceps strains, dislocations, bursitis
  • Knee pain and injury: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears, meniscus tears, jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis), patellofemoral syndrome
  • Shoulder pain and injury: labral tears of cartilage, dislocations, rotator cuff tears, biceps injuries, nerve impingement, fractures
  • Wrist/hand pain and injury: ligament tears, tendonitis, nerve injuries, stress fractures

Sports Injury Treatments and Services in Southwest Virginia

LewisGale Regional Health System offers nonsurgical, surgical, and rehabilitative options designed to return you to your full ability and reduce the risk for re-injury. If you need surgery, we take a minimally invasive approach whenever possible, which means smaller incisions, faster healing, and less pain.

Our nonsurgical sports-related injury treatments and services in Southwest Virginia include:

  • Sports-injury physical therapy and rehabilitation: As a first line of treatment or after surgery to restore strength, movement, and endurance. We help you manage pain and prevent further damage or injury with inpatient and outpatient programs.
  • Pain management therapies: Including injections, selective nerve root blocks, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and nerve stimulation techniques.
  • Specialized sports and injury prevention for specific athletes: Customized programs to help active people of all skill levels use proper techniques to avoid injuries. This includes programs designed for runners, golfers, cyclists, women athletes, and people 50 years and older.
  • Concussion management: Our experienced doctors recognize the symptoms of concussions and extent of brain injury. We offer neurological evaluation and clearance to return to activity safely.
  • Sports physicals: We offer medical evaluations to ensure your student athlete is healthy and ready for safe play.

Sports Injury Surgery at LewisGale Regional Health System

The orthopedic surgeons at LewisGale Regional Health System perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery which involves small incisions and inserting a lighted tube into the joint. This allows surgeons to diagnose your condition and perform a variety of procedures on ligaments, bones, cartilage, or tendons.

Common sports-related surgeries we offer:

  • Cartilage reconstruction: Repair or replace cartilage loss or damage in the knees using innovative techniques.
  • Elbow tendon repair: Reattach the distal biceps tendon to the lower arm bone.
  • Knee ligament repair and reconstruction: Including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
  • Joint replacement: Replace joint surfaces with artificial implants, such as shoulder, knee, and hip replacements.
  • Meniscus surgery: Trim or remove torn cartilage in the knee.
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair: Reattach the tendon to the upper arm bone in a complete tear. In a partial tear, the surgeon trims and smooths the tendon and bone.
  • Tommy John surgery: Replace an injured ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow with a tendon taken from another part of the body.

Special Sports Programs for Athletic Teams and Coaches

LewisGale Regional Health System’s sports medicine group offers customized, team-based programs for all ages and sports, including recreational and professional-level athletic teams. If you’re a coach or athletic director, we can keep your team healthy and strong. Contact us for:

  • Team sports physicals
  • Education and a free pre-season injury prevention clinic for teams, athletic directors, and recreational directors
  • Certified athletic training, including onsite practices, game staffing, first aid, and physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Team sports performance enhancement programs
  • Concussion management and medical release

Special Programs for Athletic Teams and Coaches

Chippenham Hospital’s sports medicine group offers customized team-based programs for all ages and sports, including high-school, college, recreational, and professional-level athletic teams. If you’re a coach or athletic director, we can keep your team healthy and strong. Contact us for:

  • Team sports physicals
  • Pre-season injury prevention clinics
  • Free seasonal Saturday morning football injury assessments
  • Certified athletic training, including onsite practices, game staffing, and physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Team sports performance enhancement programs
  • Concussion management and medical release

Comprehensive Team Approach to Sports Medicine

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be treated like one. The LewisGale Regional Health System sports medicine program is chosen for:

  • Combined expertise of medical teams working for you. You benefit from shared clinical expertise of board-certified primary care sports medicine physicians, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, graduate-level licensed physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and sports performance specialists.
  • Long-term community partnerships. We partner and support numerous schools, including Virginia Tech, Radford University, and other area colleges.
  • Compassionate care throughout the journey. We’re here every step of the way with case management and care coordination customized to your needs.
  • Care in a full-service hospital. If you need surgery, it’s at a hospital with all the services and amenities you need for a comfortable recovery.
  • Convenient locations throughout Southwest Virginia. We offer care and a detailed assessment at convenient locations in Roanoke Valley/Salem, Alleghany Highlands, Rockbridge County, and the New River Valleys.

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