Sports Medicine | Northfield Hospital & Clinics


Keeping You Healthy and Active - Sports Medicine

Whether you’re a serious athlete, a weekend golfer, gardener or an active senior, our sports medicine team offers a wide range of therapies, treatments and procedures.

Sports medicine is a collaborative practice drawing on the skills of primary care providers, orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants, and physical therapists and occupational therapists, all dedicated to helping keep you healthy and active.

What We Treat

The sports medicine team sees patients for a wide range of injuries and chronic conditions.

For a Recent Injury: Athletes and gardeners alike suffer strains and sprains, concussions, and joint injury. Sports injuries are often related to throwing (shoulder and elbow injury), running (ankle, knee, hip, and back injury), and twisting (hip, back strain, and neck injury).

Many injuries can be treated through non-surgical therapies like physical therapy. In many situations, physical therapists are the muscle specialists who provide treatments to relieve pain and restore movement. For more complicated or serious injury, the orthopedic team can surgically repair torn muscles, ligaments, disks, and joints.

For On-going Pain: Many chronic conditions that don’t go away like – joint pain, muscle pain or weakness, back pain, or even persistent headaches – can be addressed by the sports medicine team through non-surgical treatments like injections, splints, stretching, and physical therapy.

Assessments and Rehabilitation Therapy: After an injury or surgery, occupational or physical therapy can help relieve pain and restore muscle conditioning and motion. Therapists will do a thorough assessment and create a plan just for you. We incorporate activities from your daily life and sports to promote progress.

Surgery and Post-operative Care: The orthopedic surgeons can surgically repair torn muscles, ligaments, disks and joints. After surgery, the sports medicine team can help speed your recovery through physical and occupational therapy.

Common Injuries and Conditions

The sports medicine team of orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists can address a wide range of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Achilles ruptures
  • Back sprains and injuries
  • Concussion therapy
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Fractures and trauma
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Joint injury or deterioration
  • Ligament and tendon tears
    • Anterior (ACL) or posterior (PCL) cruciate ligament injury
    • Hamstring tears
    • Meniscus tears
    • Nerve damage or repetitive motion injury (carpal tunnel syndrome)
    • Rotator cuff tears
  • Chronic tendonitis - Tenex Health
    • Shoulder tendonitis
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfer's elbow
    • Hip tendonitis
    • Jumper's knee
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner's knee (patellofemoral strain or dislocation)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Shoulder dislocation

When to See Your Doctor

Don’t wait! Early treatment is the key to recovery from injuries and even from chronic conditions. If you're not sure if you should come directly to us or see your primary care provider first, call our front desk at 507-646-8900. They will listen to your problem and help you decide.


Faribault Clinic

(507) 334-1601
(507) 646-8946
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1980 30th Street NW, Faribault, Minnesota 55021
Faribault Clinic

Farmington Clinic

(651) 460-2300
(651) 460-2301
Monday 7:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4645 Knutsen Drive, Farmington, Minnesota 55024
Farmington Clinic Building Entrance

Lakeville Clinic

(952) 469-0500
(952) 469-0505
Monday and Tuesday 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 7:45 5 p.m.
9974 214th St. West, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044
Lakeville Clinic Urgent Care Building

Orthopedic Clinic - Northfield

(507) 646-8900
Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1381 Jefferson Road, Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Orthopedic Clinic Building - Northfield

Rehabilitation Services – Lakeville

(952) 985-2020
(952) 985-2025
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
9913 214th Street West, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044
Rehabilitation Services Building Entrance – Lakeville

Rehabilitation Services – Northfield

(507) 646-8800
(507) 646-8801
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
1381 Jefferson Road, Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Rehabilitation Services Building - Northfield