Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is not just for professional athletes. The general focus of Sports Medicine is providing treatment to active individuals that may have suffered injuries through sporting activities or exercise routines, and want to regain full function by relieving chronic pain or discomfort.

TPC is home to some of Central Texas’ premiere sports medicine practices. Where possible, we strive to provide regenerative treatment options to help individuals get back to doing what they love using the least invasive procedures first. Occasionally, surgical treatment options are used to offer additional therapy choices for acute incidents. Our areas of expertise include total joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery and ligament reconstructions.

Our Sports Medicine program has historically been centrally focused on taking care of the children in our community who participate in school athletics. Youth often want to play hard, and we want to encourage them to have fun playing the sports they love, but it’s not uncommon for injuries to go unnoticed. Additionally, sometimes parents and coaches don’t recognize the seriousness of the injury, which can complicate the situation and may cause more pain or discomfort in the future. Our Licensed Athletic Trainers attend sporting events to make sure that proper evaluations are made to ensure the safety of the kids.

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Services Offered

  • Event coverage for high school and community events

  • Free orthopedic injury consultations

  • Soft tissue therapy for musculotendinous injuries

  • Free weekend clinics

  • Expedited physician scheduling and diagnostic imaging

  • Educational speaking engagements including concussion awareness, career days, and more

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Athletic Training?

Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, recognition and treatment of sports related injury. Licensed Athletic Trainers are uniquely qualified to cover athletic events due to their knowledge of particular injuries that may go overlooked by a coach or even by another healthcare worker. We use only Texas State Licensed Athletic Trainers to service our agreements.

How is the TPCH program different?

As the Director of the Sports Medicine program, I am directly responsible for all events covered by our athletic trainers and/or physicians.  Whether I or another individual is covering, teams, schools, coaches, parents, and fans alike can have faith that they are in excellent care with the full support of our program.  Professionally, I have worked in the athletic training field since 2010, but I began studying and learning in the field in 2001.  I have studied under Hall of Fame educators and athletic trainers in those many years, each one with a different approach and school of thought.  I bring the best of those skills and traits to an already pristine program with excellent assistants covering events all over the Brazos Valley and beyond.  Ultimately my goal, as well as the goal of The Physicians Centre Hospital, is to promote and ensure a safe environment for area athletes to participate in various sports and events.  Although no one can prevent all injuries, our schools know that they have the utmost priority with regards to appointments with physicians and radiology if necessary.  If you are not a part of our growing, prestigious program, please contact me so that we can create a coverage plan that will cater specifically to your needs.  I am always only a phone call away, and I look forward to building relationships with each and every area school.

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Call Danny Barringer, Director of Sports Medicine, if you have any questions: (920) 903-2306