Sports Injury Appointments

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If you exercise regularly or play a sport, chances are you’re going to injure yourself at some point.

Whether or not you consider yourself an athlete, Norton Sports Health offers sports injury appointments for children and adults who want to continue competing or resume an exercise-focused lifestyle after an injury.

Same-day sports injury appointments can be booked online or by calling (502) 891-8326 (TEAM), so you can be seen quickly and get started on your recovery quickly. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday appointments are also available at Norton Orthopedic Institute – Westport from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Norton Sports Health team works in partnership with Norton Orthopedic Institute orthopedists to provide specialized care quickly that’s customized for you. Treatment typically starts with expedited imaging, whether X-rays, MRI or other services, and an appointment with one of our surgical or nonsurgical orthopedic specialists. It continues through rehabilitation resources, including physical therapy, if needed, to get you back in action.

Continue your recovery, work on reinjury prevention or improve your conditioning at the Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center. Our performance coaches will work seamlessly with your Norton Sports Health provider to help you get back to the activities you enjoyed before injury.

Saturday Appointments Now Available

Need to be seen on the weekend? We’re here for you.

Sports medicine providers are available at our Norton Orthopedic Institute – Westport location on Saturday mornings to assess sports-related injuries.

Why a Sports Injury Appointment?

A sports injury appointment at Norton Sports Health is geared toward your active lifestyle and treatment and prevention of sports injuries.

When you are facing an injury that limits your activity, you’ll benefit from specialized care. Sports injuries and your recovery plans can be different from other musculoskeletal injuries. You’ll get a personalized treatment plan that can optimize recovery and reduce the risk of reinjury.

Most of our sports medicine providers specialize in nonsurgical treatments and work closely with orthopedic surgeons when necessary.

“Sports-related injuries need prompt diagnoses and treatments to accelerate recovery,” says Joshua K. Wu, D.O., physician, Sports Medicine, with Norton Sports Health. “At our sports injury appointments we address athletes’ concerns right away, helping them recover and return to their sport quickly and safely.”

When Should I Make a Sports Injury Appointment?

We don’t want you sitting on the sidelines in pain! Make an appointment with the sports medicine team when:

  • Your pain doesn’t improve after a day or two of rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) treatment.
  • Your undiagnosed or untreated condition affects training and performance.
  • Your condition puts teammates or competitors at risk.

Some athletic injuries, such as a broken bone or overuse injury, will need to be evaluated by a Norton Orthopedic Institute specialist. Orthopedic providers work with your sports medicine specialists, physical therapist and rehabilitation services to get you the care you need.

About Norton Sports Health

No matter what type of athlete you are, Norton Sports Health can provide you with the care you need. Whether you’re a high school student-athlete or a professional, an older adult or a weekend warrior, we help you prevent sports-related injuries and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

  • The Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center is a comprehensive sports performance, health and wellness facility unlike any other in the region. The center offers state-of-the-art technology and training for elite and high school athletes, as well as programming and workout space for casual exercisers and those new to fitness. The facility also offers youth baseball and softball pitching and hitting group classes for ages 9 to 18.
  • Norton Sports Health specialists are trained and experienced in caring for sports-related injuries and conditions.
  • Our team includes orthopedists, neurologists, primary care physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists and a performance dietitian.
  • Our sports medicine physicians and other providers work together to offer advanced care for athletes and individuals of all ages.
  • Our sports health specialists serve as medical directors for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon.
  • We provide athletic trainers to our partner high schools and colleges in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • We offer same-day appointments with no referral required.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans are accepted.
  • Communicate with your medical provider, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments and get alerted if an earlier appointment becomes available through your free Norton MyChart account.

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