Whether you’re an elite athlete, play an occasional pick-up game, or just enjoy working out at the gym, you want to perform your best each time you’re active. Injuries not only keep you from engaging in your sport or activity – they can also affect your everyday life and, if left untreated, your long-term health. 

Our providers will work with you to treat your injury so you can get back to the activities you love.  

Each of our sports medicine providers holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine and specializes in treating musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries and sports-related conditions. They also serve as the team physicians for WSU Athletics, so they have plenty of experience in handling all types of injuries in active Cougs. 

Need an appointment?

If you have an injury or a sports-related health concern, make an appointment with one of our sports medicine or orthopedic providers via your Patient Portal or over the phone at 509-335-3575.


Our sports medicine providers can: 

  • Conduct musculoskeletal ultrasounds for real-time diagnosis of injuries 
  • Give therapeutic injections 
  • Order on-site X-rays 
  • Provide expedited referral to orthopedic surgeons 

Other services include the evaluation and treatment of:

  • Musculoskeletal sprains and strains 
  • Tendon overuse injuries 
  • Treatment and management of fractures (broken bones) 
  • Casting and bracing/splinting 
  • Concussion management 
  • Pre-participation physical exams 
  • Neck and back pain 
  • Manual therapy 
  • Exercise prescription 
  • Medical conditions related to sports participation (exercise-induced asthma, skin infections, allergies, high blood pressure, obesity, mononucleosis) 

Taking Care of Your Body as an Athlete

Taking good care of yourself can prevent injuries and help you perform better, whatever your sport. Fortunately, many of the things that help you take care of you are easy to do: 

  • Make sure you properly warm up and cool down before and after your sport or activity 
  • Eat foods that nourish and replenish you 
  • Stay hydrated 
  • Get adequate rest each night 
  • Take rest days to give your body a chance to recover 
  • Don’t push yourself too hard – listen to your body and stop an activity or movement if it hurts