Sports Medicine

You need to keep moving. Whether you're an athlete or recreationalist of any age, or you work in a physically demanding job, an injury will stop you in your tracks.

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OHSU has the region's most comprehensive sports medicine program, which means our team of specialists takes care of all of your active lifestyle needs, from injury prevention to surgical and non-surgical treatment to rehabilitation.

You don't need a referral to see an OHSU Sports Medicine specialist. Call for an appointment today: 503 494-4000.

Meet the Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Dennis CrawfordDennis C. Crawford M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of Sports Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation. His clinical practice is focused on surgical repair and replacement of cartilage, articular and ligamentous soft tissue injury around the knee and shoulder.
Meet the entire Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Jim Chesnutt and Dr. Dennis Crawford with patientTreatment Options

Our goal is to understand and determine the cause of your pain, and make it a thing of the past. Since OHSU is an academic and research center, we're nationally-recognized for our advanced treatment options.
Learn more about treatment options

Concussion Testing and Treatment

Soccer players heading ballOHSU's Dr. Jim Chesnutt is widely considered to be the leading concussion expert in Oregon. We provide specialized testing and management of concussions with the goal of minimizing long-term effects.
Learn more about our concussion services

High school football gameHigh School Athlete Program

Teen athletes are at a high risk for injury in competitive sports. Our sports medicine team partners with high school coaches, athletes and parents to prevent injuries and provide effective care.
Learn about OHSU's High School Athlete Program

Back in the Game

Back in the Game videoAfter tearing her ACL and having surgery to repair it, McKenzie undertook and committed to a coordinated physical therapy plan through OHSU. Watch the video about McKenzie's successful rehabilitation and return to basketball.
Watch the video

Woman running on paved pathRunning Tips & Resources

Be active, but be safe. From dynamic stretching routines to common running injuries, we offer a range of running resources. Tips are helpful, but they are no substitute for the personalized care our sports medicine doctors, trainers and physical therapists provide.

Watch Dr. Ryan Petering talk about running for a lifetime