Cleveland Clinic Florida is South Florida’s premier destination for sports medicine and the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sports related conditions.
Cleveland Clinic Florida's Sports Health Program provides professional, amateur and recreational athletes in South Florida access to a wide range of expertise and services for sports injury and performance concerns and conditions. As part of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Sports Health Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating injuries to the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and elbow, including sprains and strains, ligament or cartilage tears, shoulder instability and rotator cuff conditions.
The Sports Health Program brings together Broward County’s top orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nutritionists, radiologists and exercise physiologists to provide comprehensive and personalized care. Our goal is to restore the athletes’ health and performance levels, and return them to competition.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 877.463.2010
Our experts treat athletes in all sports, at all skill levels. As our patient, you have access to the same specialists who treat South Florida’s professional sports teams and an orthopaedic program with a consistently high performance rating in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area by U.S. News & World Report.
Our team has specially designed comprehensive programs — to help you in your sport every day, to help you recover from a sports injury as quickly and safely as possible or to encourage overall wellness and healthy living.
Injury Care and Management
Whether knee pain is affecting your performance or you’ve torn your rotator cuff, accurate diagnosis is crucial. Our medical and surgical specialists use the latest diagnostic technology to evaluate your injury and develop a specialized care plan to return you to your pre-injury performance as quickly as possible.
Primary Care Sports Health – Athletes have special needs. Primary care sports health physicians specialize in the nonoperative treatment of medical conditions you may face, including:
- Acute injuries (sprains; knee, shoulder or other joint injuries; fractures; head injuries)
- Overuse injuries
- Sports-related concussion or head trauma
- Management of chronic medical conditions for the athlete
Our primary sports health physicians can cater personalized treatment plans for you through comprehensive, specialized programs including:
- Sports nutrition
- Women's sports health
- Concussion evaluation and management
- Sports performance and fitness evaluation and management
- Sport-specific rehabilitation
- Wellness programs (chronic condition management, diabetes, heart disease)
- Dive medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - About 90 percent of all sports injuries are treated nonsurgically. But when surgery is needed, our primary care sports physicians collaborate with our orthopaedic surgeons to assist with both overuse or traumatic injuries, including:
- Complex shoulder and knee revision surgery
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Broken bones
- Damaged cartilage
- Arthritis and other degenerative conditions
Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques (such as arthroscopic surgery) whenever possible to minimize pain, scarring and recovery time.
Sports Medicine Specialists
- Gregory Gilot, MD
Director, Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Center Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Brian Leo, MD
Head, Section of Surgical Sports Medicine
The Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program offers a variety of performance enhancing tests, including VO2 Max testing, to help athletes and professionals reach their potential.
The Orthopaedic Surgery Program is recognized as a regional leader within the Fort Lauderdale area and Broward County for medical and surgical treatment. If surgery is required, our orthopaedic surgeons use cutting-edge, minimally-invasive techniques designed to minimize pain, scarring and recovery time.
More Sports Health Information
- Florida Panthers
Cleveland Clinic Florida provides medical support for the players and staff, including game coverage.
- Weston FC
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the official medical provider for Weston FC.
- The Sagemont School
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the official medical provider for Sagemont middle school and high school.