University of Iowa Health Care sports medicine specialists work with athletes of all ages and skill levels, from casual exercisers to elite competitors.
Our providers are experts in diagnosing and treating injuries that keep you from being active.
They can also help you prevent injuries and meet your fitness and performance goals.
With one-stop access to the full range of sports medicine care, UI Health Care offers the latest treatments and therapies. This includes regenerative medicine and minimally invasive procedures.
Our providers are the same orthopedic surgeons, physicians, and specialists who treat University of Iowa Hawkeyes athletes.
They'll start by getting to know your needs. Then they’ll work with you on a personalized plan for treating pain, restoring function, and getting you safely to your goals.
Specialized care in one convenient location
Our sports medicine physicians have all completed intensive sports medicine training in addition to their training in orthopedics or other specialties. Their broad range of expertise and partnership with other care providers means that you'll get truly comprehensive care.
Our team includes experts in injury prevention and treatment, sports nutrition, sports psychology, and more.
Because we're part of a large academic medical center, you'll also have access to other resources UI Health Care offers.
We're the only team in the state with specialized services for female athletes and pregnant and postpartum athletes.
And if you need specialized care for any injury or concern—for example, a pulmonologist to help manage asthma—we'll bring the right providers onto your care team.
Get care from national leaders in the field
UI Health Care sports medicine specialists are also active researchers. They help advance the field by developing the latest treatment techniques and technology.
You'll have access to new treatments, such as groundbreaking therapies for treating damaged tendons with ultrasound or platelet-rich plasma.
These nonsurgical approaches are less invasive and minimize your chances of needing prolonged downtime.
If you need surgery, UI Health Care orthopedic surgeons are among the most sought-after in the state. Providers from all over Iowa send their patients to us for care.
Sports medicine treatments
- Physical therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Regenerative medicine
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shockwave therapy
- Shoulder surgery
- Sport & Performance Psychology Services
- Specialty care for female athletes
- Specialty care for pregnant and postpartum athletes
- Sports concussion treatment
- Sports nutrition
- Tendinopathy treatment
- Ultrasound-based procedures
Sports medicine conditions treated
- Achilles tendon injury
- Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Bone spurs
- Broken collarbone (clavicle fracture)
- Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's disease)
- Cartilage injury
- Compartment syndrome
- Dislocated finger
- Dislocated hip
- Dislocated knee
- Dislocated shoulder
- Patellar instability
- Patellar tendon rupture
- Plantar fasciitis
- Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S)
- Rotator cuff tear
- Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
- Shin splints
- Shoulder impingement
- Stress fracture
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear