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Sports medicine and injury care in East Texas

Kids playing football

Whether you're trying out for the team or trying to keep up with the grandchildren, don't let a sports injury slow you down. At UT Health East Texas, we offer a full spectrum of advanced sports medicine services to help get you off the sidelines and back to doing what you love. We strive to get our patients back to an active, healthy lifestyle without discomfort or risk of re-injury. By properly identifying, treating and preventing injuries, we hope to maximize your athletic performance and help you achieve your goals.

Same-day or next-day injury care

Our qualified team is available to assist in orthopedic emergencies by offering same-day and next-day appointments. Patients with urgent or severe injuries requiring immediate attention can typically be seen within 24 hours. Examples of urgent injuries may include:

Injury/condition Same-day/Next-day
Schedule a Consult
Possible bone fracture    
Possible dislocation    
New bone/joint/muscle injury    
Joint sprain or muscle strain    
Sports injury    
Work-related injury Consult your supervisor  
Chronic joint pain    
Peripheral nerve pain    
Fracture with bone protrusion Visit an ER  

Conditions we treat

When injuries occur and conditions develop, our sports medicine doctors are ready to provide surgical and non-surgical care. Our goal is to get patients back to their activities quickly, safely and fully recovered. Some of the most common sports- and exercise-related conditions we treat include:

  • Concussions
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis, such as golfer's elbow
  • Tendon injuries, such as rotator cuff injuries
  • Other sports-related injuries, such as pulled muscles

Services & Treatments

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Functional evaluations, joint exams, fracture management, nerve entrapment
  • Performance Testing: Anaerobic power testing, VO2 max, compartment pressure testing
  • Concussion Management
  • Diagnostic Imaging: MSK ultrasound
  • Injection Therapy: Joint, soft tissue, trigger point and ultrasound-guided injections
  • Medical Illness of Sport:  Heat/cold/altitude casualty, injury prevention, post-injury care
  • Nutrition: Performance nutrition, exercise supplements
  • Running Form: Gait analysis and retraining, biomechanical evaluation


To learn more about the sports medicine services offered at UT Health East Texas, click the sections below.

When participating in both organized and recreational sports, injuries are a common occurrence. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians are here to help you get back in the game, regardless of age.

We offer sports medicine and orthopedic care at a variety of locations. To find an caregiver near you, select a location below:

During the fall season, our physicians and athletic trainers are available on Saturday mornings to evaluate those student athletes who have sustained an injury and help them start the road to recovery.

To learn more about our sports medicine clinic, call 903-579-2701.

UT Health East Texas Physicians
6210 S. Broadway Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

Saturdays, Aug. 27 - Nov. 5
10 a.m. - noon

UT Health Sports Medicine has partnered with UT Health East Texas's residency program to offer our family-medicine residents a unique educational opportunity. This partnership allows new physicians to gain the knowledge and experience needed to treat common sports-related injuries and conditions often seen in a private-practice setting.

UT Health East Texas is proud to partner with UT Tyler Health Science Center to offer our sports medicine fellowship program. Our fellows work closely with our sports medicine specialists to get hands-on experience while continuing their post-residency education.

For more information about our sports medicine fellowship program, click here.

The UT Health East Texas Sports Medicine Program partners with local schools and youth sports associations to provide athletic trainers and expedited referrals to our orthopedic and sports medicine physicians.

Think the UT Health East Texas Sports Medicine Program would be a good addition to your team?

Contact us at 903-596-3118.


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Alireza Behboudi, DO

Alex Jacobsen, DO
Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Joseph Conflitti, MD

D. Scott Devinney, DO

Todd Parrish, MD

Roger C. Sessions, MD

Ruston Bray, PA-C

Neal Burgess, PA-C

David R. DeWalch, PA-C

M. Shawn Gonter, PA-C

Jason Johnson, APRN, FNP-C

Vanessa Laws, PA-C

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