About This Institute
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 that may have a medical condition or injury that impacts their ability to participate in sports. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, Sports Medicine Clinical Director AJ Johnson, MD, 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).
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 nonsurgical 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.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. To explore FAQs regarding your upcoming appointment, please click here.