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Sports Medicine


Columbus Regional Health's Sports Medicine Center is committed to getting you back to your sports activity as quickly and safely as possible. With the latest in sports medicine technology, techniques and treatments, athletes from elite to weekend warrior, Little League to senior league, come here to make their comeback.

Our staff is all formally educated and clinically trained specifically for Sports Medicine. We take a team approach to your care, led by your physician and members of our Sports Medicine Team:

  • Eighteen Physical Therapists
  • Two Athletic Trainers
  • Three Occupational/Hand Therapists
  • Four Physical Therapy Assistants

We treat a variety of conditions and injuries including, but not limited to:

  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot/heel pain
  • Back and neck strain
  • Hand and wrist problems
  • Hip pain
  • Arthritis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Post surgical conditions

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Sports progression - activities specific to your sport
  • Stretching/range of motion
  • Muscle re-education
  • Strengthening
  • Taping techniques
  • Warm Water Aquatic therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Hot/cold therapy
  • Iontophoresis
  • Soft tissues mobilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Stabilization
  • Balance
  • Body mechanics training
Columbus Regional Health is proud to be the official provider of sports medicine and athletic training services for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC).  Our Sports Medicine Team includes athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians and other specialists who work with students to reduce the risk of injury and offer rehabilitation services when needed for faster recovery, to get athletes back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.

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Meet our Columbus East High School athletic trainers
Meet our Columbus North High School athletic trainers

Dr. Cary Guse is the medical director for the sports medicine team. He is a certified orthopedic surgeon with Southern Indiana Orthopedics, and is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. He has served on the medical staff for the Minnesota Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, Twins, and Indianapolis Indians. In addition, he has served as the head physician for several high school teams and provided coverage for a number of national sporting events.

Programs


Aquatics

Aquatic Therapy helps reduce pain and stress on your joints, so you can recover faster. Aquatic equipment includes a water treadmill and stationary bike.

Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM)

Scarring can cause pain and limit your normal activity. ASTYM treatment works by breaking down adhesions, or scarring, that develop during an injury. The Sports Medicine Center is one of the few locations in southeastern Indiana with ASTYM certified therapists.

Biodex Balance System

The latest in sports medicine technology, this balance system can help improve balance and stability in athletes as well as fall risk patients. The Sports Medicine Center is the only clinic in the area that currently offers this testing and training tool.

Computer Video Analysis System

This system lets our team look at your range of motion for things that can't be seen with the naked eye. For example, we can look at the biomechanics a golf swing, analyze for issues and treat the problem to help you resume your sports activities.

Sports Medicine Outreach

Members of our team talk to athletes and parents at the local high schools about injury prevention and what to expect in the event of an injury. Some of our sports medicine outreach activities include Mill Race Marathon, sports physicals at area schools, and Columbus Triathlon.

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