Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
The orthopedic staff at St. Joseph Medical Center specializes in sports injuries, spinal disorders, arthritis surgeries and pediatrics. As orthopedics focuses on disorders, diseases and injury of bones, joints and muscles, our physicians are equipped to treat sprains, dislocations and broken bones as well. They assist patients daily in dealing with decisions about joint replacement and chronic back pain.
When you meet with your physician, he or she may want to see any tests that were completed by another physician, and may ask for more. Typically blood work and x-rays are a part of making a proper diagnosis. Additional CT scans and MRI’s can provide more details views of the injured areas.
Your orthopedist will recommend the best treatments for you, keeping in mind that their goal is your complete recovery. Your recovery may include a combination of the following:
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitative therapy
To find an orthopedic specialist, please call 713-757-7575 or click here.
The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center
In 2003, we opened the 5,000 square-foot Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, designed for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases. From children to seniors, we provide advanced patient treatments for the following:
- Brain injuries
- Cardiovascular problems
- Cerebrovascular accidents and strokes
- Developmental disorders
- Orthopedic and neuromuscular injuries and diseases
- Shoulder, arm and hand injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Sports injuries
- Surgical loss of limbs
- Upper extremity injuries and disorders
Our specialties include:
- Assessments of physical impairment
- Ergonomics analysis
- Job-site safety
- Occupational and hand therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Sports Medicine
The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center is open 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is on the ground level of the Pavilion.
To schedule an appointment, please call St. Joseph Medical center at 713-757-1111. After-hours, for emergencies or urgent needs, please contact your personal physician or proceed directly to the nearest emergency room.
To request a list of managed healthcare organizations who partner with the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, please call 713-657-7290. We accept prescriptions for physical therapy and rehabilitation to enable you to get the services you need close to home or work.