The Center for Athletic Excellence
at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice
At The Center for Athletic Excellence at Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeons specialize in the treatment of athletic injuries for all ages and levels—from professional athletes to weekend warriors.
As the region’s leading sports medicine practice, we are trusted by more professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and perform more minimally invasive arthroscopic joint procedures annually than any other providers in the region.
- 1 National Team
- 2 Colleges
- 5 High Schools
- 2,400 Annual Shoulder Arthroscopies
- 1,300 Annual Knee Arthroscopies
- 200 Annual Hip Arthroscopies
Our sports medicine doctors at The Center for Athletic Excellence at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' sports-related injuries and conditions.
It doesn't matter if you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, sports injuries are dynamic in nature and require specialized treatment methods. There are many different types of sports injuries. They can be traumatic events like when a player is tripped or pushed while running down the field or the injury can occur over time from overuse like when a pitcher develops a rotator cuff injury. All sports injuries should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or specialist with the highest level of training and experience in sports medicine.
When It's Time to See a Sports Medicine Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a physician to discuss the available treatment options:
- Discomfort or pain when performing your specific sport
- Disruption of sleep due to severe pain
- Inability to perform your specific sport due to extreme pain
- Limited range of motion in the specific area
- Snapping or popping noise from the specific area
- Stiffness, swelling, or weakness in your muscles or joints
- Tingling or numbness in the specific area
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention and make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at The Center for Athletic Excellence at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of sports-related injuries and conditions.
Common injuries and conditions related to sports medicine that can be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by our surgeons include:
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries or tears
- Dislocation or separation
- Golfer's elbow
- Joint instability
- Meniscus tears
- Overuse injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shin splints
- Sprains or strains
- Tendon tears
- Tennis elbow
Most sports injuries can be effectively treated through conservative techniques such as physical therapy, aquatic therapy, medication, exercise, ultrasounds, and injections. However, if conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our sports medicine surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery and take a team approach in helping you return to your favorite sports and activities. Common procedures performed by our sports medicine team include knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder injuries, medial epicondylectomy (for golfer’s elbow), and lateral epicondylitis debridement (for tennis elbow). Our sports medicine surgeons’ training and knowledge are focused on one single goal: getting you back in the game as swiftly and safely as possible.
To consult with a sports medicine doctor at The Center for Athletic Excellence at Sports Medicine North, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We have three offices conveniently located in Peabody, Beverly, and Newburyport.
Why Choose The Center for Athletic Excellence at Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, Ira K. Evans III, M.D., David J. Fehnel, M.D., Steven Mattheos, M.D., James D. O'Holleran, M.D., Jeffrey A. Polansky, M.D., Peter M. Prokopis, M.D., Robert C. Spang III, M.D., and Bojan B. Zoric, M.D., and our nonsurgical spine and sports medicine specialist, Kevin Bernard, M.D., have completed additional training focusing their education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge to specifically treat sports-related injuries. With this advanced training, they have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your sports injuries or conditions.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialists and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North sports medicine doctors about your available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine.
Sports Medicine North is proud to serve as the Official Team Physicians for the following:
- U.S. Women's Soccer
- Endicott College
- Gordon College
- Lynnfield High School
- Manchester High School
- Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
- Newburyport High School
- Catholic Memorial School