Sports Med: Specialists in treating, preventing athletic injuries
Athletic pursuits are an important part of life, teaching youth and adults
alike discipline, hard work, and camaraderie. But sports activities can
be hard on the body, leading to injuries affecting the bones, joints,
ligaments and tendons. Athletes are susceptible to stress fractures, torn/stretched
ligmanets and tendons, sprains, strains, and more. Sports Medicine physicians
work to reduce the chance of injury and to provide rapid treatment to
injured athletes to allow quick, and safe, return to sport.
Sports med physicians can be either family physicians or orthopedic surgeons.
Regardless, both disciplines receive additional training in identifying,
treating and preventing athletic-related injuries.
In Ashland, sports medicine physicians include family/sports med physician
Andy Gilliland, M.D., and orthopedic surgeon
Michael Chambers, M.D. Dr. Gilliand is team physician for Paul G. Blazer football and basketball;
and Marshall University and Kentucky Christian University. Dr. Chambers
is the team physician for Russell High School football and basketball
and Marshall University.
In Portsmouth, Ohio, our Sports Med team includes family/sports med physician
Gordon Givan, M.D., and orthopedic surgeon
Gerry Trinidad, M.D., Dr. Trinidad and Dr. Givan are the team physicians for Shawnee State
University and Portsmouth High School.
A concussion is one of the most serious and prevalent medical problems
in high school athletics today. A concussion is common, but it is often
difficult to diagnose and treat. King's Daughters ImPACT program provides
coaches and athletic trainers with information that can help take the
guesswork out of concussion management and promote safe return-to-play
decisions for athletes.
Sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D