Orthopedics Videos Apr 9, 2019

Because Today Is Tomorrow’s Time to Beat

UT Health Austin’s Sports and Injury Clinic works with you to help you get healthy and stay in the game

UT Health Austin’s Sports and Injury Clinic within the Musculoskeletal Institute diagnoses, treats, and manages sports injuries, including sprains and strains, ligament and tendon tears, fractures, dislocations, concussions, multiligament injuries, tendonitis, joint injuries, injuries that require surgical intervention, and more, in patients (14 years and older). Whether you are a weekend warrior, professional athlete, or Saturday morning walker, we tailor your care to your needs to help you get healthy and stay in the game.

The Sports and Injury Clinic treats all athletes, including adaptive athletes and athletes with disabilities who may have a medical condition or injury that impacts their ability to participate in sports.

Treatment Approach

At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Sports and Injury Clinic care team includes orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.

We also collaborate with our colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin and the Dell Medical School to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with comprehensive, whole-person orthopedic care to help you meet your goals. Treatment may include non-surgical interventions, such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, or medication and injections, or surgery may be the best course of action to help improve your pain and function. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.

Care Team

Anthony “AJ” Johnson, MD, FAOA, FACS, FAAOS, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, serves as the Sports Medicine Clinical Director for Sports and Injury Clinic. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, Dr. Johnson cared for combat injured adaptive athletes via the U.S. Armed Forces Sports Program, which includes the World Class Athlete Program and the Integrative Sports Programs. Additionally, Dr. Johnson was the team physician for the Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams for the USA delegation in the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara (Gold Medalists, Men and Women) and the 2012 Paralympic Games in London (Bronze Medalists, Men).

J. Mica Guzman, Jr., MD, MBA, DABFM, CAQSM, a board-certified family medicine specialist and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist, serves as the Primary Care Clinical Director for the Sports and Injury Clinic. Dr. Guzman has served as the Medical Director of Wisconsin’s Ice Age Ultramarathon and team physician for the University of Wisconsin Whitewater NCAA athletics. He has also volunteered medical tent coverage for several mass events and competitions, including the BMW PGA Championship, Chicago Marathon, Ironman, U.S. Figure Skating Skate America, and Austin Marathon.

Bone Health

The Sports and Injury Clinic offers comprehensive care and personalized treatment plans that address bone health conditions and concerns. We work alongside endocrinologists and rheumatologists to provide a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to caring for your bone health.

Our care team participates in the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone program, which is a national post-fracture, systems-based, multidisciplinary fragility fracture prevention initiative. This program provides tools and an online registry to enable hospitals, medical centers, and clinical practices to identify, evaluate, and coordinate the bone health management of fragility fracture and patients at risk of complications of orthopedic surgery. Our treatment plans align with Own the Bone’s 10 prevention measures and are designed with the intention of enabling you to perform the activities you enjoy as well as reduce your risk of bone injuries or developing other conditions related to bone health.

View and print our downloadable Bone Health flyer.

<br>Concussion Care

The Sports and Injury Clinic offers comprehensive concussion care for sports enthusiasts, including high school, club, collegiate, and professional athletes. We provide a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to care that includes a symptom-management and return-to-play treatment plan. Our goal for concussion recovery is to help athletes not only return safely to the game, but also to professional, academic, community, and home settings.

View and print our downloadable Concussion flyer.

<br>To learn more about the Sports and Injury Clinic or make an appointment, call 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2373) or visit here.

About UT Health Austin

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide patients with an unparalleled quality of care. Our experienced healthcare professionals deliver personalized, whole-person care of uncompromising quality and treat each patient as an individual with unique circumstances, priorities, and beliefs. Working directly with you, your care team creates an individualized care plan to help you reach the goals that matter most to you — in the care room and beyond. For more information, call us at 1-833-UT-CARES or request an appointment here.