Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center is a global leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, sports performance optimization, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries.
We serve the needs of individuals of all ages and abilities – elite and professional athletes, weekend warriors, and youth athletes – with world-class sports training and sports medical care.
Certified Athletic Trainers
When a sports injury happens, the world’s top athletes turn to Mayo Clinic to help them get back in play. Consistently-ranked in the top two hospitals for Orthopedics and the top five hospitals for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report, Mayo Clinic conducts research to ensure our specialists are providing the most comprehensive and best sports medical care and injury prevention strategies available. Working hand-in-hand with our athletic trainers, strength coaches and sports psychologists, Mayo Clinic’s team of Orthopedic surgeons, specialist physicians, registered dieticians, and physical therapists are experts at treating everything from simple injuries to the most complex medical cases.
Our state-of-the-art facility is home to top trainers, coaches and therapists who operate individual and group programs for hockey, golf, baseball/softball, and running, as well as ACL injury prevention and returning to sport following an injury. They use advanced motion analysis and strength equipment, specialized lifting platforms, and multiple playing surfaces – wood for basketball and volleyball, artificial grass for turf sports, synthetic ice for hockey – to help athletes from a range of sports achieve their peak performance level. A premiere hockey training facility, the Center is also equipped with a Woodway skating treadmill and stick-handling and shooting-specific equipment.
The center is equipped with advanced 2-D video and 3-D computerized motion analysis systems to analyze a range of sports-specific skills such as a runner’s gait, a golfer’s swing, a pitcher’s throw, or a skater’s stride.
At Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, athletes also have access to technologically advanced training systems, such as a radar pitching training system that gives instant feedback on both the speed of a throw and accuracy in hitting the strike zone.
Athletes train with top-of-the-line fitness equipment to build strength, stamina and agility, and improve balance, flexibility, and stability. They also have access to specialized lifting platforms for learning and practicing new skills and techniques safely.
Additionally, multiple playing surfaces – wood for basketball and volleyball, artificial grass for turf sports, synthetic ice for hockey – create an ideal environment for athletes from a range of sports to achieve their peak performance level.
The center also includes a Woodway skating treadmill and stick-handling and shooting-specific equipment for hockey.