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Your Sports Medicine Team

Athletes like you want to move faster, push harder and swing freely. When an injury threatens to sideline you, our sports medicine team will get you back to the sports you love with injury prevention, repair and healing.

Comprehensive Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment

Conditions We Treat

At AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, Orthopedic Institute, our sports medicine specialists and surgeons treat competitive athletes and recreational enthusiasts all across Central Florida, from high school and college players to the pros. Whether you’re being held back by a nagging pain or a sudden injury, our goal is to get you healed and in the game. Our sports medicine specialists and surgeons treat the full range of acute and chronic sports injuries, including:

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Dislocations of the Ankles, Elbows, Fingers, Hips, Knees, Shoulders and Toes
  • Knee Injuries, Like Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs)
  • Rotator Cuff Tears or Impingements
  • Shin Splints (Pain in the Shin Bone)
  • Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Stretched or Torn Ligaments, Muscles or Tendons
  • Swollen Muscles
  • Tendonitis of Elbows, Shoulders or Achilles Heels

Be sure to speak with your doctor about any concerns or pains you feel. He or she will partner with you to determine the best course of treatment.

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When it comes to your health, you want clear direction and informed answers. Equipped with the most-advanced evaluation techniques, we assess your condition to clear you for play or send you on your way back to wellness. Our diagnostic tests may include:

  • Concussion Evaluation
  • Exercise and Wellness Guidance
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Sports Physicals
  • Ultrasounds
  • X-Rays

If orthopedic surgery is recommended, we’ll also work with you to make sure it’s the safest, best path. We’ll talk to you about your medical history, any pre-existing conditions and current medications to determine which surgical procedure, if any, is right for you.

Your safety is our main concern. That’s especially true when it comes to serious head injuries, like concussions. Before clearing you for play, we’ll test your readiness over the course of four days with our “Return to Competition” assessment, which makes sure any and all symptoms are resolved. With clear and accurate orthopedic evaluations, you can be at ease that the right plan is in place for you.

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Treatment Options

Because there’s no one else exactly like you, we create individualized treatment programs to meet your needs. After a thorough evaluation, your sports medicine team will develop a treatment program that’s tailored specifically to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Your treatment can include one or a combination of the following:

  • Biofeedback and Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Biomechanical Evaluation and Orthotic Fabrication
  • Casts
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medically Supervised Fitness Training
  • Minimally Invasive Surgeries
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Strength-Building

Reap the benefits of a personalized and whole-body approach to healing. At every step, we’ll work with you to assess your progress, making adjustments to your care so you can achieve better results. Our sports medicine team has helped treat and rehabilitate athletes all across our communities, from high school and college players to members of the pros on the Orlando Magic, the Lakeland Magic and more. Lean on a team that’s trusted by athletes of all levels.

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You can’t envision your life without sports. Our sports medicine rehabilitation programs are specifically designed for athletes. Whether you need post-surgery healing or help combating a chronic sports-inflicted condition, we help you build your strength and train your body to promote recovery and minimize damage.

You’ll find support in our comprehensive rehabilitation program, guided by a multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, physical therapists and sports medicine specialists. We offer:

  • At-Home Exercises
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Fitness Services
  • Heat and Cold Therapies
  • Massage Therapies
  • Physical Therapies 
  • Taping 

You want to live an active, healthy life. Let us help you safely return to the sports you love so you can feel stronger and perform better.

Direct Access Physical Therapy

Committing to a plan is easier when you have a partner to guide you through it. Whatever your physical therapy goals may be, we’ll be there to cheer you on, rep by rep, step by step. We’re excited to offer you the convenience of direct access physical therapy, meaning you don’t need a physician referral to get treatment. If you’re experiencing any aches, pain, strains or sprains, reach out to our team directly for personalized care. (Most insurances accepted for direct access. Please call to confirm.)

Learn more about direct access through AdventHealth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Florida Hospital Physical Therapist assisting a patient in sports rehabilitation

Your Partners in Rehabilitation

Staying motivated is easier when you have a personalized orthopedic care plan and a team to help you make it happen. From our physical, occupational and massage therapists to our athletic trainers, exercise physiologists and more, you’ll be backed by experts who are dedicated to your full recovery. 

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Referral-Free Care

You want to start getting better faster. We want you to feel in control of your health. That's why you no longer need a referral to see one of our direct access physical therapists. If your insurance allows, you can make an appointment with any physical therapist you want, whenever you want.


Our Locations. Your Options.

As interconnected pieces of one of the most comprehensive orthopedic care networks in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute. Our dedicated team will help you explore your options and find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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Imaging and Evaluation

When you have an injury or chronic condition, you want to know exactly what’s happening below the surface. Our state-of-the-art imaging centers, accredited by the American College of Radiology, enable us to effectively detect and diagnose your issue, monitor your healing progress and clear you to resume your favorite activities.

*Next-day appointment availability is subject to change. Appointments are scheduled for the earliest possible availability. Although our team may accept calls after business hours, evening and weekend appointments are not currently available.

Teaming Up to Provide Winning Care

Our goal is whole-person care for the whole community. So we’ve partnered with Central Florida sports teams and organizations to support our athletes and fans in doing the things they love. Learn more about our efforts to promote a healthier, more active and more engaged community through partnerships.