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Sports Medicine Service

Our Harvard Medical School-affiliated sports medicine specialists provide treatment & rehabilitation for recreational and professional athletes, preventing and repairing injuries in active patients of all ages and skill levels.
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Explore the Sports Medicine Service

Sports Medicine at Mass General Brigham

Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine leads the nation in sports medicine research, technology and innovation. This is the place where doctors listen to both your body and your dreams. Whether you’re a collegiate athlete, a weekend warrior, or just committed to living an active lifestyle, our experts will help you safely and quickly return to the sports and activities you love.

The Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine team cares for the whole athlete and addresses any injury. We are the sports specialists that elite athletes from the New England Patriots to Division 1 college players depend on. We offer a full range of services tailored to your needs, including sports conditioning and injury prevention, advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and injury rehabilitation.

Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians collaborate with sports medicine specialists across the Mass General Brigham network at other world-class centers like Brigham and Women's, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network in order to provide the most advanced, customized medical treatment plans available for your sports injury. We help you optimize your recovery and achieve your goals. Our clinical team, which includes surgeons, physiatrists, nurses and rehabilitation therapists, has over 160 years of combined experience in the research and practice of sports medicine.

Visit Sports Medicine at Mass General Brigham or call us to learn more: 617-726-0500

Helping All Athletes Excel

The Sports Medicine Service at Mass General is a multidisciplinary team made up of doctors from diverse experiential backgrounds. Our team treats novice and professional athletes competing in every major sport, including:

  • Archery
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Circus Arts / Acrobatics
  • Climbing
  • Cross Country
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Diving
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse
  • Marathons
  • Martial Arts
  • Parkour
  • Rowing/Crew
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • SCUBA Diving / Skin Diving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field Activities
  • Triathalons
  • Volleyball
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

Some of the best scholastic, collegiate and professional sports teams and organizations in the world entrust their athletic care to our sports medicine team.

Conditions & Treatments

Our specialists can evaluate any sport-related injury and work with you to customize a treatment plan aligned to your goals and regimen, based on your age, gender, overall health and the severity of your condition. Explore the links below to see common sports-related injuries we treat, along with the many surgical and non-surgical treatments we offer for pain and injuries.

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Arm, Elbow & Hand

Arm, Elbow & Hand

We specialize in caring for the entire arm, from the fingertips to the shoulder.

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Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

Run farther and kick harder with care from our below-the-knee specialists.

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Hip & Groin

Hip & Groin

Mass General sports specialists can treat any midsection sprain, strain or dislocation.

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Our team treats all athletic knee conditions, including ACL, meniscus & patella injuries.

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From dislocations to tears, our shoulder specialists have seen and treated it all.

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Head, Neck & Back

Head, Neck & Back

Our sports medicine specialists can tackle your back problems and clear you for play.

Sports Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Program

Sports Medicine Research and Development at Mass General

Mass General serves as the gold standard for global medical research as the largest hospital-based research program to receive NIH support, with more than one billion dollars in research operations funding. Approximately 1,200 clinical trials are taking place at Mass General at any given time. Mass General attracts the world’s leading sports medicine clinicians and researchers, who are constantly testing and improving practices, procedures and technology with the shared goal of improving patient outcomes.

Below are a few examples of sports medicine research currently underway at Mass General:

  • Mass General’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program leads the advancement of women’s sports and exercise medicine through multidisciplinary expert clinical care, research and education. As women continually break barriers in their careers in sports, the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Mass General is designed to support the growing medical needs of this unique population.
  • Mass General’s Foot & Ankle Research and Innovation Lab (FARIL) is a state-of-the-art lab committed to a comprehensive understanding of foot and ankle health. FARIL develops novel approaches to foot & ankle education, technology and innovation and is dedicated to delivering the best care to patients of all athletic abilities.
  • Mass General’s Advances in Motion is an edited aggregation of summaries and links to the latest of our team’s academic medical research as published by the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals. Explore the latest findings in Sports Medicine on Advances in Motion.

Sports Medicine Service

Our Harvard Medical School-affiliated sports medicine specialists provide treatment & rehabilitation for recreational and professional athletes, preventing and repairing injuries in active patients of all ages and skill levels.