Athletic activities keep you healthy, but can also lead to injury. When you need help getting back in the game, turn to the sports medicine specialists at Owensboro Health.
Conditions We Treat
Orthopedics proudly provides athletic training services and orthopedic services to these area schools.
Trust us for an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment of many sports-related injuries, including:
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fractures (Broken Bones)
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Runner’s Knee
- SLAP tears and other Shoulder Labrum Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
- Tennis Elbow
- Torn ACL or other damaged Knee Ligaments
- Torn Meniscus
Sports Medicine Treatments & Services
When appropriate, your treatment at Owensboro Health will begin with conservative, nonsurgical care. To immobilize and protect injured bones and joints as they heal, your doctor may recommend a splint, brace or another orthotic, such as a custom-fitted cast made of lightweight material that’s more comfortable than a traditional cast. You also may benefit from physical therapy, which uses specially designed exercises to help you feel better and move more easily.
If you need surgery, you’ll get care from doctors who are board-certified or eligible for board certification in orthopedic surgery. Whenever possible, your surgeon will perform your procedure using arthroscopy or another minimally invasive technique that reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Take advantage of procedures such as:
- Fracture Repair
- Ligament Repair, including ACL Reconstruction
- Radial Head Replacement for Traumatic Elbow Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Tendon Repair
Specialists In Sports Medicine
You’ll benefit from the experience, training, and passion of physicians such as Mark McGinnis, MD, whose fellowship in sports medicine makes him an expert in treating athletic injuries. All your doctors understand how important it is for you to get active again. They include former athletes who serve as the official sports medicine providers for your family and neighbors at Daviess County High School, Apollo High School, and Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Dr. Jody Mitchell is a native of Owensboro and holds a bachelor’s in chemistry from Transylvania University in Lexington. Dr. Mitchell then earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky, where he also completed an internship, family medicine residency, and a primary care sports medicine fellowship. Dr. Mitchell is board-certified in family medicine.
Dr. Mitchell is looking forward to helping athletes stay healthy, recover from injuries and succeed.
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital provides Sports Medicine Program to our local high school athletes free of charge.
This program provides athletic training coverage at designated Muhlenberg County High and Middle School games and practices. This coverage allows immediate medical evaluation and first line treatment of athletic injuries. Athletic trainers work closely with physicians, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to care for injured athletes.
Our Sports Medicine Program strives to prevent injuries by educating coaches and athletes in preventative strategies, strengthening and conditioning programs.
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, along with local physicians, provide free annual physicals to high school athletes.
Who Are Athletic Trainers?
Athletic trainers are college-educated professionals. Most athletic trainers hold a master's degree. All athletic trainers must pass a national examination. The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and the National Athletic Trainers Association certify athletic trainers.
Athletic Trainers at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital