Sports Medicine

Athletes and others who participate in physical activity are more than just bones and muscles. The physicians at Beacon Medical Group Sports Medicine are dedicated to delivering a comprehensive approach to sports medicine for the injured and healthy athlete. Specializing in sports medicine, our physicians work closely with physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, nutritionists and sports psychologists to help athletes of all ages and abilities achieve their peak performance.

Is Sports Medicine for You?

Nearly everyone who considers themselves an active person can benefit from Sports Medicine, including:

  • Recreational athletes
  • Industrial or occupational athletes
  • College athletes
  • Middle school and high school athletes
  • Club sports participants (running, hockey, biking, swimming, etc.)
  • Retired exercisers
  • Professional and Olympic athletes
  • Individuals with active/independent osteoarthritis

Services

  • Fracture care
  • On site X-ray and musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Acute and chronic injury assessment
  • Joint injections: cortisone and viscosupplement (Synvisc® & Orthovisc®)
  • Joint aspirations
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections
  • Percutaneous tenotomy/fasciotomy F.A.S.T Tenex® procedures
  • Sports physicals/pre-participation physical exams
  • Scoliosis assessment
  • Computerized gait analysis/orthotic fitting
  •  Musculoskeletal braces (large selection of braces, immobilizers on-site)
  • Compartment pressure testing
  • Pulmonary function testing/spirometry
  • Pediatric gait abnormalities
  • Ingrown toenail removal
  • Cauliflower or wrestler’s ear aspiration
  • Exercise stress testing (treadmill)
  • Concussion management:
    • Computerized baseline and post neuropsychological testing (Axon)
    • Computerized baseline and post balance assessment (VSR Sport)
  • Counseling/medical guidance for:
    • Nutrition/supplements
    • Eating disorders
    • Diabetic athletes
    • Pregnant athletes
    • Depressed/anxious athletes
    • High altitude training
    • Exercise program
  • Strength and conditioning/speed and agility programs
  • Medical coverage for sporting events
  • Athletic training room consultations for high school and college athletes
  • Saturday Morning Injury Clinic for high school and college athletes End of August through October ONLY; dates vary year to year
  • Executive Health Program
  • Guided Path Program – a unique and groundbreaking program that will focus on a person’s individual abilities, goals, and restrictions, to create an exercise program specifically tailored to them. There will be consistent monitoring of each individual through the program by a multi-specialty group of experts to make sure they are improving effectively.

Community Outreach

In addition to the clinic, our physicians also see patients:

  • At local high school games and practices (e.g., football, basketball, wrestling)
  • In local high school and college athletic training rooms and sporting events
  • At the Sunburst Races medical tent at the University of Notre Dame

Our Commitment is to Athletes

Whatever your athletic goal – to become faster, stronger, more agile – Beacon Sports Performance Center can help athletes of all ages, of all skill levels, male and female, to reach their peak performance.

Our approach combines coaches, curriculum, center, communication and commitment – ensuring complete training for all skill levels.

Our Curriculum

Our programs are developed with the collaboration of Beacon Medical Group Advisory Board, Dr. Michael Messmer and head sports performance coach Kyle Schutts. Our programs are scientifically designed to improve speed, power and agility – the three pillars of athleticism.

Our Center

Beacon Sports Performance Center, located in the Mishawaka area, is the only sports performance program in the region. Our center features professional equipment from the best vendors in the business. Our climate-controlled training facility offers:

  • Indoor field turf, ideal for perfecting multidirectional movements in an indoor setting
  • Olympic-style weightlifting equipment, the same equipment college and pro athletes use to build explosive power and core strength

Call 574.647.2563 to schedule your first session today!