Skip to Content

Your Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Care Team

The orthopaedic and sports medicine doctors at UPMC are experts in getting you back on your feet.

Our team of specialists uses the latest medical technologies and procedures to treat musculoskeletal issues, including a full range of chronic and acute orthopaedic diseases and disorders, in people of all ages.

UPMC also provides best-in-class options for evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and preventing sports-related injuries.

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, UPMC offers you access to orthopaedic doctors, athletic trainers, and physical therapists who work together to get you back to the activities you love.

Through partnerships with local school districts and athletic organizations, we offer team doctors, concussion experts, and athletic trainers in most areas we serve.

Your Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Care Team

Our team includes nationally and internationally recognized orthopaedic and sports medicine experts.

Based on your care needs, your team may be made up of any of the following specialists:

  • Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who provide services or treatment under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician in accordance with their education and training.
  • Neuropsychologists specialize in concussion treatment and management to diagnose and tailor concussion treatment plans to help athletes recover fully.
  • Nurse navigators are specially trained to guide or "navigate" spine care treatment plans.
  • Occupational therapists work with individuals to develop greater independence when performing daily living tasks.
  • Orthopaedic surgeons are expertly trained in a wide range of orthopaedic procedures, including robotic joint replacements, spine, ACL, and more.
  • Pain management specialists provide comprehensive pain care from initial diagnosis to individualized treatment.
  • Physiatrists diagnose and treat both acute and chronic pain and specialize in nonsurgical treatments for the musculoskeletal system.
  • Physical therapists help people regain movement and learn techniques for activities of daily living. They also provide sports rehabilitation programs for active people and athletes looking to return to sport.
  • Physician assistants have additional training to provide surgical assistance and follow-up care in the hospital and the doctor's office.
  • Primary care sports medicine physicians focus on nonsurgical treatment of injuries in athletes and active people. They work closely with physical therapists, physiatrists, and orthopaedic surgeons to tailor treatment plans.
  • Sports nutrition experts tailor nutrition programs for athletes and active people who want to achieve optimal health, fitness, and athletic performance.
  • Sports performance specialists provide individuals with tools and techniques — including strength training, functional movement, breathwork, and more — to achieve peak performance in sports and in all of life's physical activities.

We offer our patients a wide range of specialty services and use cutting-edge techniques to help them return to their active lifestyles.