The Sports Medicine Program at Mease Countryside Hospital focuses on excellence in clinical care, sports enhancement and injury prevention as well as community outreach, education and training.
Our medical team of physicans, physical therapists and athletic trainers deliver individualized and highly skilled care that addresses all major sports injuries and postoperative conditions. These include:
- Ankle sprains and fractures
- Knee, hip, shoulder and elbow tendonitis
- Knee sprains (including ACL reconstruction)
- Hip bursitis, fractures and dislocations
- Low back and neck pain
- Rotator cuff tears
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation services include the assessment and treatment of patients of all ages and ability levels, including high-level college and high school athletes, professional athletes, and weekend warriors who are suffering from sprains, fractures and overuse injuries.
We also focus on injury prevention, with sports-specific training and sports enhancement services that help patients achieve better flexibility, balance, agility, motor control, strength and power. Proper training can enhance performance and decrease the risk of injury.
About Our Therapy Staff
Our certified athletic trainers and licensed physical therapists offer highly specialized care at our Sports Medicine programs. We also support area schools and athletic programs, and provide medical care for community events.
Our athletic trainers are:
- Certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
- Licensed by the state of Florida
- Experienced in providing care for acute musculoskeletal injuries
Our physical therapists are licensed by the state of Florida, have graduate-level training and are experienced in providing care for chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
Pinellas County Schools' Athletic Training Program
We helped initiate the Pinellas County Schools' Athletic Training Program, and provide complimentary physical exams for athletes. In the event of an injury, our athletic trainers are on the field to deliver immediate care that can reduce the risk of additional damage.
Our trainers are present at contact sporting events for the following schools:
- Clearwater High School
- Countryside High School
- Dunedin High School
- East Lake High School
- Largo High School
- Osceola High School
- Palm Harbor University High School
- Pinellas Park High School
- Seminole High School
- Tarpon Springs High School
Coaches and parents, download our info sheet: "Your Athlete Might Have A Concussion."
Community Athletic Events
We are the preferred source for medical care and training for the Clearwater Chargers Soccer Club. Our trainers also provide on-site treatment at community athletic events including the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon, Ford Ironman Triathlon and other local triathlons, marathons and sporting events.
For more information about our community outreach programs, call (727) 462-7861.