UI Hospitals and Clinics

Sports Medicine

UI Sports Medicine offers convenient access to the very best sports medicine option for athletes of all ages, from casual exercisers to intense college and professional athletes.

For 30 years, UI Sports Medicine has taken care of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. That same staff offers a full spectrum of care, including the treatment and rehabilitation of serious injuries.

Our multidisciplinary approach brings together physicians and staff from family medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics and rehabilitation therapies who specialize in the evaluation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal problems.

UI Sports Medicine is ready to help you if:

  • You are unable to play or participate because of an injury
  • Your ability to participate declines or becomes more difficult
  • You have swelling of a limb or joint
  • You have pain while participating in a sport

The UI Sports Medicine facility houses all the tools—such as X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI—needed to diagnose and treat a range of injuries from ankles to shoulders to concussions. All patients have access to comprehensive rehabilitation services, including:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Biofeedback
  • Computerized strength testing and training
  • Store for braces, training aids and rehabilitation accessories

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Our Services

Among the clinical services offered by UI Sports Medicine are:

Our Facilities

The UI Sports Medicine Center, part of the Institute for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, is home to state-of-the-art clinical and rehabilitation facilities. The 26,000-square-foot building includes 16 examination rooms and four treatment rooms.

Almost 7,500 square feet is devoted to comprehensive rehabilitation services, including a hydrotherapy pool, custom orthotics, athletic shoe wear modification and bracing, training aids and rehabilitation accessories.

In addition, the facility houses other medical specialties, including children's injuries and orthopedic clinics devoted to treating disorders of the hand, shoulder, foot and ankle.

The proximity of surgical and medical clinics with rehabilitation facilities and comprehensive orthopedic and prosthetic services underscores the center's multidisciplinary approach to sports medicine and allows patients to have all their needs met under one roof.

Sports Medicine Center
2701 Prairie Meadow Drive
Iowa City

Health Topics

UI Sports Medicine clinicians and researchers provide in-depth patient education materials on everything from preventing sports injuries to nutrition recommendations for athletes.


Why Choose Us?

The University of Iowa Sports Medicine program draws upon the broad and deep experience of sports medicine experts across the institution to provide superb care for people ranging from the person interested in staying fit to professional athletes. Our clinical activities are closely interwoven with the Hawkeye sports programs and robust research investigations.

Sports medicine laboratories

  • Neuromuscular Research/Motor Control
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics
  • Neurobiology of Pain
  • Orthopedic Gait Analysis
  • Neural Control of Movement
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Sports Medicine

Academic Departments that Provide Sports Medicine Care

Health Library

UI Health Care, in a partnership with ADAM Multimedia Encyclopedia, offers you these select topics on Sports Medicine: