The UC Davis Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine's physical therapy clinic offer care to patients with a wide array of injuries to the Musculoskeletal system. Whether affiliated with a professional sports team or just a weekend warrior, our staff is expertly trained in rehabilitation to return to pre-injury level or above wherever possible.

Our physicians have worked with a wide array of professional, collegiate, amateur elite and other competitive athletes. Injuries treated include those due to overuse (carpal tunnel syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, lateral epicondylitis) or one-time trauma (anterior cruciate ligament tears, rotator cuff tears, ankle sprains).

UC Davis' physiatrists have spent years learning physical and occupational therapy as it relates to sports injury and the biomechanics of recovery. They work closely with therapists both locally and nationally to obtain an optimal outcome. When rehabilitation alone does not result in an acceptable recovery, they are also familiar with the latest surgical techniques and can seamlessly make referrals to appropriate surgical specialists when appropriate.

Clinic staff

Our rehabilitation staff is trained to care for patients who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders. Our staff includes physiatrists and therapists who will work with the patient to develop a rehabilitation program structured around the specific needs and problems that face the patient.

What to expect

  • A physical examination and a detailed medical history assessment
  • Work with a physician and therapists to design an individualized program to reduce pain, improve mobility and reduce risk of further injury

Services and treatments available

  • Ergonomic recommendations
  • Postural training
  • Splinting or bracing
  • Supervised exercise

Contact and referral information

Health-care professionals who wish to refer a patient to UC Davis Sports Medicine Rehabilitation should call (916) 734-6805. Patients who would like more information about the clinic should call (916) 734-6805.