Northern Nevada Sports Medicine

Keeping You In The Game

Northern Nevada Sports MedicineWhether you're a skilled professional, a weekend warrior or student athlete, injuries happen. And when they do, Northern Nevada Sports Medicine is here to help athletes in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding region get the help they need to get back on the playing field.

What Is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is a specialty that covers the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries caused by sports and exercise related activities. The focus of sports medicine is to help patients make a full recovery so that they are able to resume their sports activities.

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Northern Nevada Sports Medicine focuses on nonsurgical treatments of sports injuries, including:

  • Acute joint injuries (ankle, knee, shoulder, wrist and elbow)
  • Muscle strains
  • Overuse injuries 
  • Tendonitis
  • Stress fractures

 Among the other services we provide are:

  • Managing head injuries and concussions
  • Work with athletes who have chronic or acute 
  • illness, such as mononucleosis, asthma or diabetes
  • Managing performance issues
  • Develop exercise programs
  • Injury prevention
  • Strength training and conditioning recommendations
  • “Return to play” decisions in the sick or injured athlete 

Approximately 90 percent of all sports injuries do not require surgical treatment but if your injury does, we will make a quick referral to the orthopedic specialist who is best for you.


Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, connective tissue and other related structures including ligaments and cartilage. Orthopedic surgeons at Northern Nevada Medical Center are dedicated to patient service in the broad disciplines of traumatic injury treatment, adult reconstruction, joint replacement, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery as well as hand, shoulder and elbow surgery. 


Physiatrists take a multidisciplinary approach to healing. These physicians handle injuries that require rehabilitation but not surgery..

Physical Therapists

Physical therapists can help increase functionality and mobility, relieve pain and enhance strength. They develop individualized rehabilitative programs with specialized exercises and equipment to optimize recovery from injury or physical dysfunction.


Proper nutrition plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle. Nutritionists can help you achieve proper caloric intake and hydration as well as teach you ways to balance energy sources, diet and training. 

Sport Psychologists

Sport psychologists work with coaches and athletes to help improve athletic motivation and performance.

Providing high-quality orthopedic and surgical services to residents of Sparks, Reno, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas of Nevada and California.
The outpatient rehabilitation clinic at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to help you return to productive living.
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Northern Nevada Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.       

Northern Nevada Medical Center

2375 E. Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89434

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