University of Alabama opens comprehensive sports medicine facility


The University of Alabama at Birmingham has opened its newly expanded Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic, supported by UAB's departments of family and community medicine, orthopedic surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.


The facility will provide sports and exercise medicine services, non-operative and surgical sports medicine, nutrition, orthobiologics, cardio sports medicine, exercise in pregnancy, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.  

The clinic is equipped with 22 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, two radiology and ultrasound suites, and an exercise room and will treat all ages and types of patients, from professional athletes to everyday individuals. 

The sports medicine clinic is also the first site in Alabama to offer the BEAR procedure for ACL reconstruction, according to a Dec. 4 press release. 

Clinical staff will include physicians, care coordinators, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, radiologists, psychologists, nutritionists and pedorthists. 

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