Sports Medicine Program
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists provides a sports program for professional, high school, and weekend warrior athletes to enhance their athletic orthopedic care through streamlined communication with coaches, team trainers, and the patients themselves. Our sport physicians are fellowship trained in sports medicine and are often athletes themselves.
Additionally, Dr. Preston serves as a Titleist Performance Institute professional golf performance physician, and Dr. Michlitsch is board certified on both Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine.
Our program allows trainers to call our Sports Medicine direct line to get injured athletes into a sports MD within 24 hours. During the visit, the doctor will initiate range of motion and strengthening exercise. We also provide post-operative instructions for bracing, appropriate activity levels, and a personal home exercise program.
Our other sports services include pre-participation physicals for athletes, functional movement screens (FMS) for athletes and patients, and functional training programs to return athletes to sporting health.
Partnering With Local High Schools
& Sports Teams
Through Muir’s Organized Sport Partnership Program, our specialty-trained sports MDs provide athletic training services to several local high schools. The program also offers MD and athletic trainer sideline coverage to local sports teams and at sporting events throughout the community to provide professional care on site.
In an effort to educate the local athletic population on sports health and safety, our sports program physicians have also participated in “Sports Minute” commercials on the local sports channel, and have created a YouTube channel answering high school sports questions from students.
Our sports MDs also guest lecture in local high school sports medicine classes.
In addition, they have put on and spoken at different symposia on sports medicine topics, providing educational opportunities for other physicians, therapists, trainers, and coaches.
High school, college, semi-pro, and recreational teams we partner with include:
|Bishop O’Dowd High School (Moorthy)|
|California High School (Knight)|
|De La Salle High School (Preston)|
|Dougherty Valley High School (Michlitsch & Preston)|
|Heritage High School (Dr. Wiseman)|
|Monte Vista High School (Michlitsch)|
|Northgate High School Athletic Boosters (Kronick)|
|San Ramon Valley High School (Knight)|
|United Mt. Diablo Athletic Foundation|
|St. Mary’s College (Preston & Michlitsch)|
|Bay Area Breeze Women’s Soccer (Preston)|
|Lafayette Little League (Muir Ortho)|
|Tassajara Valley Little League (Preston)|
|Terrapins Swim Team (Muir Ortho)|
Additional Sports Health Resources
|Titleist Performance Institute|