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Sports Medicine

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 ligaments 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.

ImPACT Program

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.