The Holzer Sports Medicine Department is dedicated to taking care of all of your sports needs. We have a comprehensive team of professionals including Orthopedists, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians, Certified Athletic Trainers, Pain Management Specialists, Therapists, Podiatrists, Pediatricians, and Surgeons.
Holzer's highly trained Board Certified Physicians and staff are very active in the community. Holzer provides monetary stipends to help place Licensed Athletic Trainers at the local high schools and universities.
The primary objective of Holzer is to provide a safer environment for all athletes. We focus on the prevention of injury and a safe return to play. Holzer provides team physicians to 13 local schools and The University of Rio Grande. We host several athletic events such as 5k runs, provide physician care at football games, cover state football playoff games, provide sports injury care for the state wrestling meet, provide physician coverage of the OHSAA Basketball Tournament, etc. We provide monetary stipends to 16 local high schools and one university to help provide athletic training services, because keeping your child safe is our utmost concern.
The Sports Medicine Program provides the following services:
- Evaluation of your athletes promptly to get them back in action
- Prevention assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
- Education of athletes, parents, coaches and trainers
- Sports physicals
- Fitness programs
- Organization of athletic event coverage
- Sports Injury Clinics in Gallipolis, Meigs, Athens and Jackson counties
- Early morning, late evening, and Saturday appointments
Holzer has state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and provides athletes with prompt scheduling and quality service.
- CAT scan
- computerized scanning for foot and gait problems
- video fluoroscopy
- Bone Scan
- PET scan
- lab services
Our Sports Medicine Team is focused on educating the public on sports safety. We initiated Impact Concussion testing, which is scientifically validated concussion cognitive evaluation system, at various high schools.
The Holzer Sports Medicine team teaches off season conditioning programs at our local schools and assists with football helmet fitting.
Holzer has provided heat injury education, bike safety education, and numerous educational sessions to the public and schools on concussion awareness and prevention.