About Sports Medicine
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine's research team under the direction of Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., and Michael J. Stuart, M.D., performs leading-edge research to define the mechanism of injury, and utilizes these findings to implement educational programs and therapeutic interventions. This work helps prevent injuries, enhances athletic performance and increases injury prevention during play.
The Sports Medicine team investigates all aspects of sports injury evaluation, treatment and prevention to provide optimal treatment to those involved in sports- or fitness-related activities. Recent work has addressed neuromuscular interventions to prevent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, subsymptom exercise to return athletes who have had concussions to a pre-head trauma state and modeling of lower extremity athletic joint injuries.
The goals of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine are to identify the mechanisms underlying musculoskeletal injuries, and discover and develop effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these injuries. In addition, our research will enhance the quality of life for those prone to or affected by sports-related injuries.
To achieve our research goals and provide the best care to our athlete patients, we collaborate with the following organizations at Mayo Clinic and area schools: