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Sports Medicine

In today’s active society, participation in sports at the professional and recreational levels is at an all-time high. At Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic, we have made a commitment to remain on the cutting edge of the treatment of sports-related injuries. Our physicians have advanced training in the field of sports medicine and are dedicated to providing the most advanced treatment for sports-related injuries, from simple ankle sprains to shoulder injuries of throwing athletes or even to more complicated knee injuries such as ACL reconstructions. The sports medicine team at Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic is focused on the future of sports medicine today.

Our physicians have a personal passion for sports medicine and they provide physician coverage of athletic events at all of 11 area high schools, including all those in Decatur and Morgan County as well as East Lawrence, Lawrence County, and Speake High. In fact, during football season, we offer Saturday morning office hours to treat players who have suffered injuries during Friday-night games. And, because our physicians truly care about the well being of student athletes in our area, once a year we offer free participation physical evaluations required by the Alabama High School Athletic Association to local athletes in middle school through high school. In addition to high school athletic programs, Drs. Riehl, Sharp, Ellis and Tapscott are team physicians for the Calhoun Community College "Warhawks".