Sports Medicine


Get Back in the Game with our Sports Medicine Program

Whether you have a torn ligament, a sprain, or want to restore or improve your mobility and agility, consider sports medicine as a pathway to health. Both athletes and non-athletes alike can find relief and improvement from our range of services. At Weiss Memorial Hospital, our Sports Medicine Program strives to enable people of all ages to enjoy an active lifestyle. We’ll help you set goals that are important to you, and then design a treatment plan to help you achieve them.

Treating Weekend Warriors to Olympic Athletes

We offer a team of orthopedic doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and rehabilitation specialists who can provide you with expert care. We’ll begin by exploring your nonsurgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, home exercises, medications, splints, orthotics, therapeutic injections, and more. If surgery is recommended, we use state-of-the-art equipment to perform many procedures without an overnight stay. You can access all of these services at Weiss, to help you recover faster, and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

The Sports Medicine experts of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss Memorial Hospital will help you maintain or regain the most active lifestyle possible. We want you to get back in the game! Our doctors have treated professional and Olympic athletes as well as thousands of everyday athletes.

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Emergency Direct Assistance

As a top resource to athletes of all levels in our community – from professional and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors and active seniors – Weiss has a “fast-track” athletic injuries program in the emergency department.

Now recreational athletes that end up in the Weiss ED will receive the same concierge-level service that our team partners enjoy. Our streamlined process will help our local athletes have support and guidance for their plan of care.

Sports Medicine for All Activity Levels

As part of an overall commitment to educating our surrounding communities about healthy lifestyles, fitness, and injury prevention and treatment, the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss has formed healthcare partnerships with several Chicago organizations and schools. These exclusive partnerships are part of our goal to improve the health of the community by caring for all types of athletes, no matter the competitive level or sport.

Our orthopedic and sports medicine experts have teamed up with the Chicago State University Panthers, Roosevelt University Lakers and South Suburban College Bulldogs to become the exclusive healthcare partner for these collegiate sports teams. We’ve also recently partnered with Lincoln Park High School as the sports medicine provider for the school’s soccer programs.

The Chicago Center for Orthopedics is the official healthcare and orthopedic partner of Chicago House Athletic Club. As team physicians, our sports medicine experts support the team and its players with all their healthcare and orthopedic needs as the club plays in the Midwest Premier League.

The Chicago Center for Orthopedics has become the exclusive sports medicine provider for the Windy City Thunderbolts, a professional minor league baseball team based out of Crestwood, Il. The sports medicine specialists at Weiss will provide primary and orthopedic care to the team’s players for the 2022-2023, 24, and 25 seasons, which run May through September.

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“Little Lady with a BIG Voice” Touts Weiss Orthopedic Surgeon for Saving Her Life

Darcy Jo Wood, 34—billed as “a little lady with a BIG voice”—is not used to an idle life. The professional singer, musician, actress, and producer, usually tours more than 200 days a year with her Chicago-based group, “The Lovettes”, in rollicking retrospective performances of the greatest girl group hits of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

Little Lady with a BIG Voice

How sports medicine can help injured athletes recover

Injuries can trigger anxiety and concern for most professional athletes. “Will this influence my performance? Will this affect my career?” That’s why sports medicine programs focus on helping these individuals get back on the field faster — to ease their worries.

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