Sports Medicine

At Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay, we aim to provide the highest level of orthopedic care to every patient, while demonstrating unwavering dedication to personal integrity, honesty and ethics. We strive to make patient care our greatest concern. We have worked hard to create an atmosphere that focuses on the patient’s experience, all the way from the initial evaluation to return-to-play. We take pride in emphasizing that we care for patients first and their orthopedic pathologies second.

We have hand selected a team of professionals dedicated to athletes with the goal of injury prevention and, when necessary, guided return-to-play care after an injury is sustained. Our team consists of fellowship-trained sports medicine Orthopaedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength and condition experts, speed and agility coaches, and personal trainers who work together to turn injuries into success stories. All of our team members work on and off the field to keep our players healthy and in peak condition. From professional athletes to youth sports, we provide the highest quality medical care and rehabilitation to all of our patients.

We have developed a seamless process of progressing injured athletes from the medical office, to rehabilitation,  and then back to competition. After an injury, our team of sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers are available to assist immediately. Our team covers many local high schools and club sports teams and are many time the first to evaluate injuries on the field or sidelines. Our patients range from weekend warriors to professional athletes.  If not seen at the time of the injury, an appointment can be made online or by phone and we will expedite an evaluation. This is usually possible within 24-48 hours. All of our offices have on-site digital x-ray to perform the appropriate diagnostic testing. If advanced imaging Is necessary, our local imaging partners also will work to expedite imaging as needed.

Once a diagnosis has been established, treatment begins. Our goal is to keep athletes out of the operating room, but this is not always possible. Non-surgical injuries can many times be treated with physical therapy. Our therapy partners play an extremely important role in progressing athletes back to the field. We maintain constant communication with our therapy partners and adjust protocols to fit each individual patient and each specific injury. When surgery is indicated, our therapists are utilized both pre and post-operatively to progress mobility and strengthening in a controlled fashion.

Our South Tampa Office on S. Dale Mabry provides all of the components in one location: our OMGTB medical office, physical therapy, and a sports performance center, Tampa Sports Academy. The ability to take an injured player from the medical office, to therapy, to performance training prior to return-to-play provides all of the necessary steps to ensure athletes are ready both physically and mentally to return to the highest level of competition.

ON-SITE MEDICAL COVERAGE

  • Physician Coverage
  • All Sports

Direct access to OMG MDs and ATCs

  • Appointment availability within 24-48 hours
  • We accept ALL medical insurance plans

PROMPT access to our referral sources:

  • Imaging
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Performance and developmental training
  • Functional return to participation

Assist with Educational Opportunities for Students

  • Job Shadowing – Clinic and Operating Room
  • Internship Programs
  • Guest Lectures – Health, Fitness, Performance, Rehabilitation, etc.

PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICALS

SPORTS MEDICINE – SURGICAL TEAM

Edward Becker, MD

Jeff Watson, MD

Mark Sando, MD

Scott Goldsmith, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE – ATHLETIC TRAINERS

Bill Romaniello, ATC, LAT

Andrea Sprankel, MS, ATC, LAT

Kendra Richardson, ATC, LAT

Lauren Fago, MS, ATC, LAT

Ryan McMahon, MS, ATC, NASM-PES