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Sorted By: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Five things to know about athletic trainers

Posted on Feb. 17, 2021 ( comments)

If you’ve ever been to a high school or college sports match or visited a sports medicine doctor for an injury, you’ve likely seen an athletic trainer in action—maybe without realizing it.  With school sports starting again, now’s the time to learn more about these important providers.

MultiCare Sports Concussion Program helps keep student athletes safe

Posted on Nov. 6, 2020 ( comments)

In October, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released new return-to-play guidelines for high school sports that allow teams to begin practicing and competing on a limited basis. For high school students playing contact sports, avoiding COVID-19 might be top of mind at the moment. But another risk is still just as significant as ever: head injuries on the field. Luckily, student athletes in the South Sound have access to high-quality specialized care for concussion prevention and treatment.

A Play-by-Play Primer on Sports Medicine Physicians

Posted on Sep. 30, 2020 ( comments)

Sports medicine is now one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare, but not everyone is clear about the role of a sports medicine doctor. With that in mind, we put together this collection of frequently asked questions to help you understand whether seeing a sports medicine doctor is right for you.

Spokane surgeons travel to Cuba, perform 65 joint replacement surgeries

Posted on Feb. 6, 2020 ( comments)
Operation Walk - Cuba

Video: Skiing and snowboarding safety

Posted on Feb. 15, 2019 ( comments)
A MultiCare orthopedic surgeon shares tips and tricks for avoiding common skiing and snowboarding injuries.

MultiCare welcomes pro soccer to Tacoma with sponsorship, new medical facility

Posted on Jan. 30, 2019 ( comments)

Meniscus tears: Symptoms, treatment and recovery

Posted on Apr. 27, 2018 ( comments)

MultiCare Valley Hospital earns Washington first from Joint Commission

Posted on Jan. 31, 2018 ( comments)
MultiCare Valley Hospital earned advanced certification for total hip and knee, the first in Washington.
Soccer Player

Sports-related concussion: Brush up on the latest safe practices

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017 ( comments)
Dr. Josh Purses reviews the latest thinking on diagnosing, treating and preventing sports-related concussions.

Sports nutrition for soccer players

Posted on Sep. 1, 2017 ( comments)
Training begins at the table and good nutrition provides the energy required to develop skills, support training and enhance game performance.