SOURCE: Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

October 29, 2012 18:28 ET

The Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Group at Willowbrook Kicks Off Saturday Sports Injury Clinics in Time for Fall Sports

The Methodist Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians and Orthopedic Specialists Now Available Saturdays Through November 17 -- Providing X-Rays, Health Evaluations, Concussion Assessment and More to Keep Athletes Strong and on Their Game Throughout the Season

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - The elite team of primary care, orthopedic and sports medicine specialists of Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook begin Saturday Sports Injury Clinics to provide easily accessible medical support to athletes throughout the upcoming fall sports season.

Running through November 17, the Saturday clinics are open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the new orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation facility located on the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus, 13802 Centerfield, Suite 300. These clinics allow injured athletes rapid access to the expert physicians serving as team doctors to amateur, collegiate and professional sports teams throughout Houston.

The Methodist Saturday Sports Injury Clinics help athletes address injuries or strains incurred from that week's practice or game before they become more damaging and end the season too soon. Together with the rehabilitation specialists and athletic trainers, athletes stay ahead of major injury and learn position modification as well to reduce stress on the affected limb.

Based on the physician's evaluation, these clinics can provide athletes with onsite digital X-rays, MRIs, splinting/bracing/casting, and computerized neurocognitive testing through the ImPACT system, all at the state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot facility -- complete with a new technologically advanced Human Performance Lab. 

According to Primary Care Sports Medicine (PCSM) physician and the PCSM Fellowship Director,
Dr. Scott Rand, the Sports Injury clinics are designed to ensure that athletes stay in peak form throughout the busy fall sports season -- and address concerns early with easier access to the Sports Health support they need.

"We work extensively with athletes and understand how demanding their sport can be when in full swing. These weekend sports injury clinics give us an opportunity to see overuse injuries early or assess a possible concussion or recurring pain that could progress to something more serious. There's no working around a school or work schedule. We're here every Saturday through November to make it easier for the athlete," said Dr. Christian Schupp, primary care sports medicine physician and member of the Methodist Sports Health team.

Expanding its NW Houston campus, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, boasts a state-of-the-art orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation center and focuses on women and children in its new Women's & Children's Pavilion.  And a new Human Performance Lab just opened its doors!

For more information on the Saturday Sports Injury Clinics at Methodist Willowbrook, call 281.737.2120. 

To take a facility tour, learn more about our orthopedic specialists, our primary care sports medicine physicians and the Sports Health program, go to www.methodistwillowbrookortho.com.