Sports Medicine

About Ochsner LSU Health Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine specialists at Ochsner LSU Health help patients get back in the game by offering the highest quality of care for athletic injuries. They have gone through extensive training in musculoskeletal medicine, making them leaders in their field. They bridge the gap between acute injury and rehabilitation. Our sports medicine team consists of physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers. They focus on providing accurate diagnoses, optimizing non-operative treatment of injuries and expertly guiding all aspects of a patient’s rehabilitative care needs.

We also partner with local high school, college and community teams to provide sports medicine services. We are the exclusive sports medicine provider for the Shreveport Mudbugs, Centenary College, Grambling State University, LSU-Shreveport and Cabosa Soccer in North Louisiana.

Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment with one of our Sports Medicine doctors is simple and easy. In most cases, we even offer same-day appointments. Browse our online provider directory to find a Sports Medicine physician or call us at 318-626-2593.

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Why Choose Ochsner LSU Health Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine at Ochsner LSU Health offers a large range of athletic services and care. Our primary care/sports medicine doctors are the only physicians who are dual board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine in the area. Their expertise in family medicine allows them to treat the patient as a whole.

We understand that every second counts. That is why we are committed to seeing athletes within 24 hours of injury. Our clinic locations offer same-day appointments when available. We are also equipped with cutting-edge rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging technology to help you or your athlete get back in the game sooner.

Our facilities are equipped with the most up-to-date tools and resources needed to ensure that our patients have access to the highest quality of care. Some of the tools and resources that we offer at our facilities include:

  • On-site lab, X-ray and MRI capabilities for advanced imaging
  • Rehabilitation gym with dedicated areas
  • Outdoor turf field for rehabilitation and athletic injury service
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging
  • On-site EKG with interpretation
  • Diagnostic ultrasound for muscle, tendon and joint injuries

We also offer a wide range of athletic services and expert care, including:

  • Same-day appointments
  • Preventive care and patient education
  • Athletic training outreach
  • Careful evaluation of return to work or play
  • Nutrition and performance issues assessment
  • Recommendations on appropriate strength training/conditioning activities
  • Injury risk assessment and injury-prevention protocol development
  • Physical exams for school, sports, work and pre-participation
  • Weight-loss management
  • Expert arthritis care
  • Minor procedures

Conditions We Treat

Our sports medicine experts treat and manage illnesses and injuries related to sports, recreational, industrial and exercise activities in all ages. Some of the common injuries and illnesses that we treat include:

  • Sports and fitness-related injuries
  • Concussions and other head injuries
  • Chronic and acute illnesses, such as mononucleosis (mono), exercise-related asthma, hypertension and diabetes
  • Sprains, strains and dislocations
  • Acute ankle, knee and shoulder injuries
  • Overuse injuries, including tendonitis and stress fractures
  • Muscle, tendon and joint injuries
  • Obesity and weight-management conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Abscesses, lacerations and some skin conditions needing biopsies

Treatments We Provide

Some of the treatments that we provide at Ochsner LSU Health Sports Medicine include:

  • Concussion diagnosis and management
  • Point-of-care ultrasound diagnosis of injuries
  • Ultrasound-guided and anatomic-guided joint injections
  • Exercise prescription to help patients increase fitness and/or weight loss
  • Osteopathic manual therapy
  • Fracture care to include casting/splinting
  • Bracing of joints
  • Prolotherapy injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

We also conduct minor procedures, including:

  • Incisions and drainage of skin abscesses
  • Toenail removal
  • Skin biopsies
  • Laceration repair

In 2022, Ochsner Health announced an exclusive five-year partnership with internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist James Andrews, MD and the Andrews Institute to form The Ochsner Andrews Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute.

The partnership with the Andrews Institute will enhance Ochsner and Ochsner LSU Health’s physical therapy and sports performance protocols and offerings and serve as a critical step forward in our vision to transform Louisiana into a healthier state by 2030.

OLHS and Andrews Institute
OLHS and the Andrews Institue announced a five-year partnership in 2022.

We also partner with local high school, college and community teams to provide sports medicine services.

We are the exclusive sports medicine provider for:

Do I need to see a sports medicine doctor or an orthopedic surgeon?

  • Sports medicine specialists are capable of caring for the majority of sports-related illnesses and injuries since more than 90% of all musculoskeletal injuries are non-surgical. We also work closely with our colleagues in orthopedic surgery, so we can easily transfer care if the need arises.

When can I start a return-to-play protocol?

  • We understand that sitting on the sidelines with an injury is not fun. That is why getting you back in the game is our priority. Each person is different and will require a personalized treatment plan. Therefore, it is important to maintain an open line of communication between you and your doctor.

Where are you located?

Related Locations

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Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center

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Ochsner LSU Health - Health Center, Fern Avenue

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Ochsner LSU Health - Viking Drive

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