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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

The UC Davis Sports Medicine program is a one-stop center for athletes and physically active people of all ages, goals and abilities — from major-leaguers and aspiring pros to “weekend warriors” and fitness buffs. We provide rapid access to comprehensive care to help you meet your health and performance goals and to get you back on track.

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Our team can help enhance athletic performance and physical fitness, prevent acute and chronic injuries and extend athletic careers. When injuries do occur, our team of nationally renowned UC Davis sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and therapists offer expert management of joint, muscle, bone and other problems.

Team physicians to the pros

UC Davis physicians have provided care or consultation for Olympic-level athletes and teams, major league soccer organizations and college athletics programs such as the UC Davis Aggies.

From training programs and injury prevention to surgery and rehabilitation, we provide the same high standard of care to players and athletes of all levels.

A team approach

Our team brings together a tremendous depth of knowledge and expertise across a number of medical specialties, including:

 

  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
    The UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is the region’s largest, and UC Davis' orthopaedics program rates as a high-performing specialty in U.S. News and World Report rankings. UC Davis orthopaedic specialists have access to the resources and technologies of UC Davis Medical Center, a leading academic medical center and the region's top hospital according to U.S. News.
  • Family Medicine
    Nationally renowned UC Davis sports medicine physicians are fellowship-trained in sports medicine and specialize in the non-operative assessment and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal sports conditions in athletes and patients of all ages. They treat both common and uncommon conditions and help encourage lifelong fitness, wellness and prevention.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
    UC Davis Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation staff are expertly trained in rehabilitation to return patients to pre-injury level or above wherever possible, and have worked with a wide array of professional, collegiate, amateur elite and other competitive athletes. Members work in teams to create individualized programs for reducing pain, improving mobility and reducing risk of further injury.

The department’s sports performance laboratory offers a wide variety of physiological and biomechanical tests for elite athletes, such as VO2max and ventilatory threshold, lactate profile, anaerobic power assessment and torque analysis to gauge and improve performance and prevent injury. The laboratory also offers standard and video bicycle fittings for cyclists and triathletes.