Baptist Sports Medicine to open in June
Baptist Health is jumping into the sports medicine arena with both feet, having signed its first professional team contract in January with the Kentucky Stickhorses. It has provided high school sports medicine for 12 years through Baptist Health La Grange.
The facility will open in June at Baptist Eastpoint in an 11,000-square-foot space. The space will feature 10 exam rooms, digital X-rays, rehab, an artificial turf field, Wii, televisions, a portable pitcher’s mound, climbing wall, golf/batting tees and an indoor rubberized running lane.
Baptist Sports Medicine will provide primary care sports medicine, orthopedic physicians who are sports-medicine trained, acute sports rehab and performance training. Ten physicians who are sports-medicine trained are part of Baptist Sports Medicine. Same-day or next-day access is available for the injured athlete, whether he or she is coming from a school athletic program, a tennis club or martial arts studio, emergency department or urgent care center.
Baptist Sports Medicine treats musculoskeletal injuries, in addition to other sports-related injuries and conditions, such as concussions and exercise-induced asthma.
The program is expected to expand into Jefferson County schools with athletic trainers in the high schools and at varsity home games of sports with higher risk of injury.