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Don’t let an injury or pain keep you on the sidelines. Call UF Health to set up a sports medicine appointment today.

At UF Health, our team of primary care sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists and radiologists collaborate to provide expert care and the full range of orthopaedic and physical medicine and rehabilitative services.

We provide diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in patients ranging from children to high-performance athletes and older adults. Our providers offer same-day imaging and rehabilitation services as part of a patient­-centered approach to managing sports-related injuries.

Your team of sports medicine specialists will evaluate you and recommend a plan to address your specific problem:

1. Heal from your injury

Our team of sports medicine experts evaluate you and your condition to best understand how to help you heal and provide the best treatment available.

2. Focus on prevention from further injury

We not only want to fix the problem, but we help make sure it doesn’t happen again. We will create a prevention plan so further injury is less likely to occur.

3. Help elevate your performance

Our multidisciplinary team of doctors work with you to help restore your performance and get back in the game.

Official health care providers of the Florida Gators

UF Health physicians and trained staff care for some of the area’s top athletes and provide medical care for the University of Florida Gators, Santa Fe Saints and many local high schools. They are the “team behind the team” and take care of Gator athletes in all sports including football, basketball, swimming and diving, baseball and softball, track and field, gymnastics, soccer, tennis, volleyball, golf and lacrosse. We also provide athletic training services to high schools across North Central Florida as part of our leading regional community outreach program.

Our sports medicine team are international leaders in the field. They have received sports grants from US Lacrosse, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and Shape America, improving medical care for exercise and sports injuries and mentoring the sports medicine physicians of tomorrow. Additionally, our physicians have presented at the International Olympic Committee’s World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport.

Our sports medicine doctors often work with olympic level athletes across a number of sports including Team USA Swimming, Team USA Paralympic Fencing and more.

Florida’s Dr. Kevin Farmer Named SEC Team Physician of the Year

University Athletic Association team physician Dr. Kevin Farmer was named the 2023 SEC Team Physician of the Year, voted on by fellow sports medicine staff at each school in the Southeastern Conference. He was recognized for excellence as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Farmer helping a football player

What sports medicine services do we provide?

At the UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute, both our orthopedists and physiatrists treat sports medicine conditions, mainly musculoskeletal injuries. Our physicians offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments for sports-related injuries.

From sprains and strains to dislocations, breaks and tears, our orthopedists and physiatrists work collaboratively to offer our patients personalized care.

Among other conditions, we offer pain and injury care for:

Whether you are a gym enthusiast, in a local co-ed sports league or are a power athlete, our mission is the same: To find the right answers to your sports- and exercise-related injuries or pain. We treat people of all ages from children and young adult athletes, to the weekend warriors and golden athletes.

Our other services include:

  • Musculoskeletal treatment
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation services
  • Injury Prevention Consultations
  • Para Athlete Treatment
  • ORTHOcare Walk-in Clinic
  • Radiology services, including X-ray, CT and MRI
  • Human dynamics laboratory and motion analysis at the Sports Performance Center
  • Medical massage
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Throwing Clinic
  • Running Medicine Clinic
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UF Health Shands Hospital is rated High Performing for orthopaedic care by U.S. News & World Report.

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