Sports Medicine

Whatever your physical ability, age, or need, our dedicated staff will develop the right treatment methods to keep you in motion—right here at St. Cloud Orthopedics. We take the time to get to know you and your goals before applying our extensive knowledge of sports medicine and treatment to develop your customized care plan. Our dedicated team consists of sports medicine doctors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, certified athletic trainers, and assistant staff members. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

Providing Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, and Therapy Services

We specialize in athletic training services and providing physical, occupational, and sports therapy to patients and athletes throughout the Central Minnesota area. In fact, many members of our athletic training staff attend local high school and college sporting events to provide prompt evaluation and treatment of injuries. To request a certified athletic trainer for your event, please email

About Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Services

Our comprehensive approach to sports medicine, upper extremity rehab, and hand therapy utilizes the latest advanced techniques and technology to help you restore the use of your body. We care for many musculoskeletal injuries that affect an athlete or patient’s performance, including the assessment and treatment of:

  • Back and neck
  • Collision or impact related problems
  • Elbow
  • Foot and ankle
  • Fractures/dislocations
  • Knee ligament and cartilage injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis)
  • Overuse injuries
  • Running and throwing injuries
  • Shoulder injuries (including rotator cuff disorders and instability problems/labrum)
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Work conditioning
  • Physical Therapy

Our experienced physical therapy team helps you understand your injury and guides you through personalized treatment. You’ll work directly with our physical therapist assistants to restore your physical activity following an accident, illness, or other setback.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help you regain independence by improving skills that may have been affected by:

  • Work-related injuries (including repetitive stress injuries)
  • Limitations from upper extremity or orthopedic injuries
  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions
  • Burns, peripheral nerve injuries, amputations, tendon injuries, or joint replacements
  • Broken bones or other injuries from falls or accidents

We’ll work with you to develop a specific treatment program to help you perform normal daily activities involving range of motion, coordination, hand and upper extremity function, self-care skills, and strength and endurance.

Treatment Techniques and Equipment

To help you make a full recovery, our facility uses the latest equipment and rehabilitation techniques. Our treatment includes therapeutic exercise and functional training, and may also include manipulation of the joint or a massage of affected muscle groups (depending on your needs). Before you begin therapy, we’ll take the time to get to know you. The better we understand you and your goals, the better treatment we can provide, and the faster you can return to doing what you love.

Gait analysis
We’ll analyze the way you walk and run with a frame-by-frame digital imaging to determine the cause of your pain.

FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation)
We’ll assess your functional ability to help your return to normal activity.

Our on-site equipment is specifically designed to meet your individual needs of treatment and conditioning. We focus on preventative aspects of orthopedic rehab to help you return to your normal lifestyle. Some of our equipment includes:

  • AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Traditional Treadmill
  • Gait Scanner
  • Biodex
  • Upper Body Bike
  • Ultrasound

ACL Prevention Program

Stay off the bench and on the field, court, or rink.

It’s estimated that there are 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries per year. Over 70% of ACL tears happen without direct contact and female athletes are 6 times more likely to be injured. Not only do ACL injuries take athletes away from the activities they enjoy, rehabilitation following surgery can last up to a year.

There’s good news though. Exercises that focus on strength, plyometrics, agility, flexibility, and balance have been shown to significantly reduce the rate of ACL tears. That’s why we’ve worked with our sports medicine experts to develop our ACL Prevention Program.

Our ACL Prevention Program is instructed by qualified sports medicine staff and was designed with current research to help prevent injuries. The exercises have been specifically selected to improve strength, balance, flexibility and endurance in all three planes of motion. Our sports medicine experts constantly observe athletes during exercises for proper technique.

Designed for group or individual training, our ACL Prevention Program should be started at least 4 weeks prior to competition. The program includes (2) 1 hour sessions, pre- and post-video analysis* and program handbook.

Call us at 320-202-5536 or download our ACL Prevention Program brochure for pricing and more information on team discounts.