Salina Regional Orthopedic and Sports Medicine providers are now providing vCare (virtual healthcare) to patients! vCare provides convenient access to healthcare removing the need to come to the physician office for a visit. Patients can receive healthcare from the comfort of their own home! Not all visits are suitable for virtual care, so be sure to contact your healthcare provider to determine whether vCare is appropriate for your medical care
Area athletes and even weekend warriors have a big home-field
advantage: Salina Regional’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic.
Working with athletes of every level to help prevent injuries or to heal through surgery and rehabilitation, you can count on Salina Regional Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic to get you back in the game.
Led by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Timothy Hawkes and Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Matthew Pyle, along with an A-team of certified athletic trainers and physical therapists, Salina Regional Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic supports five area high schools - providing their athletes the highest quality, most timely care.
At the school, on the field, or in our clinic - we’re ready wherever and whenever you need us to help you get back and keep you in the game.
Athletes & COVID-19: How to return to play safely following COVID-19 infection
After COVID-19 infection, your student-athlete's health care provider will help determine when it is safe to begin a graduated return to play progression based on their medical history, symptoms, severity of illness and previous level of activity. A graduated return to play progression will increase your athlete's activity level and allow you to monitor any lingering symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
Your athlete may begin Step 1 of the return to play progression once they are able to complete activities of daily living (i.e. walking around the house, dressing, daily hygiene tasks, etc) without worsening of symptoms and has been cleared by a healthcare provider for exercise, sports, or other activities.
PHASING PROCESS FOR RETURN TO PLAY
Learn more about Salina Regional Sports Medicine
Eric describes the role of athletic trainers in the sports community as well as services they provide for pre-surgery knee and hip replacement patients.