Sports medicine program

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Keeping you in the game

Athletes of all levels deserve comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care to help them return to play more quickly and safely. Our goal is to make every step of care—from scheduling an appointment to finishing rehabilitation—efficient, effective and well-coordinated.

We treat all types of sports injuries and, when necessary, can provide priority access to foot and ankle, hand, sports concussion, and rehabilitation specialists. Our team ensures that all sports-related injuries are carefully and completely evaluated.

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Official sports medicine team for the Grand Rapids Ballet, West Michigan Whitecaps, Davenport University and Calvin University.

Take a journey with sports medicine care


The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, connects the thigh bone to the shin bone at the knee. It's often called the "sports ligament" because these injuries are very common among athletes. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)

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Trainer watching patient balance while throwing medicine ball


Josh Sheldon damaged his knee ligaments while playing indoor soccer this spring. Kurt Lockman, a Spectrum Health physical therapist, is helping him rehabilitate the knee post surgery. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)


"It's not the end of the world when you have an injury like this," said Sheldon. "I saw so many helpful, friendly people along the way. Mine is definitely a happy ending story." (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)

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Our athletic training team

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who play a pivotal role as a 'bridge' between physicians and athletes. Certified athletic trainers are on the front lines of care as they treat athletes at sporting events and practices. Spectrum Health Medical Group has licensed athletic trainers within our orthopedics offices and in the community, working with our partner schools, businesses, club and community partners.

Our services

Our partnerships

Spectrum Health Medical Group partners with professional, club and community organizations, schools and employers to provide injury care, athletic training and physical therapy services.

Professional affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Ballet
  • West Michigan Whitecaps

School affiliations

  • Calvin Christian High School
  • Davenport University
  • Fremont High School
  • Greenville High School
  • Godwin Heights High School
  • Holland Christian High School
  • Hudsonville High School
  • Jenison High School
  • Kenowa Hills High School
  • Lakeview High School
  • Ludington High School
  • Ottawa Hills High School
  • Reed City High School
  • Rockford High School
  • Sparta High School
  • Union High School
  • Wayland Union High School
  • West Catholic High School
  • West Ottawa High School
  • Zeeland East High School
  • Zeeland West High School

Clubs and community affiliations

  • Champion Gymnastics
  • Grand Rapids Gymnastics
  • Midwest United FC

Orthopedics@Work affiliations

  • Amway
  • Flex LTD
  • General Mills - Yoplait
  • Grand Rapids Chair Company
  • Michigan Wheel
  • Motus Integrated Technologies
  • PPG Industrial Coatings
  • Steelcase Incorporated
  • Uniform Color Company
  • Weller Truck Parts

Conditions we treat

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