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Sports Medicine Clinic

Sports Medicine Clinic

“We want to keep people active, healthy and exercising as much as possible and as long as possible,” Dr. Christensen said. “You are going to get good, high-quality care at our Sports Medicine Clinic.”

The addition of the Gritman|MFM Sports Medicine Clinic is part of Gritman’s continuing commitment to excellence in care for athletes in regional high schools and at the University of Idaho. The Gritman-U of I partnership helps provide Doctor of Athletic Training students directly in regional high schools and helps to support the specialized athletic training needs of collegiate athletes.

Whether you are slowed by an injury, needing a sport physical or looking to begin a new training regiment, and no matter your age or skill level, our Sports Medicine Clinic is here for you.

Call to schedule an appointment 208-882-2011.

Teen and adolescent wellness exams with sports physicals

Gritman|Moscow Family Medicine’s Sports Medicine Clinic is now offering teen and adolescent wellness exams with sports physicals. Annual adolescent and teen wellness exams, which are covered by most insurance programs, including Medicaid, are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for all children age 5 and older and are much more thorough than simple sports physicals. The exam includes a complete physical examination of your child from head to toe. Our providers also take time to visit with your child about conditions and issues that teens and adolescents commonly face.

The clinic offers and treats:

  • Non-operative treatment of sports injuries
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Adolescent and teen wellness exams with sports physicals
  • Acute musculoskeletal injuries (ankle sprains, shoulder strains, fractures, etc.)
  • Overuse injuries (rotator cuff issues, tendinitis/tendinosis, stress fractures)
  • Hip pain
  • Acute back pain and neck pain
  • Concussions
  • Injury prevention
  • Exercise prescription
  • Return to play/exercise issues in sick or injured patients
  • Care of athletes with medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, pregnancy, etc.
  • Over-training and energy deficiency issues
  • Osteopathic manipulative therapy

Frequently asked questions:

What is a sports medicine physician?
Sports medicine physicians are medical doctors who specialize in the treatment of people who have injuries to their bones, muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments that result from physical activity. Such injuries may include cartilage tears, ligament ruptures of the knee and shoulder or knee problems. Sports medicine physicians promote lifelong fitness and wellness, and encourage prevention of illness and injury.
Do sports medicine physicians only treat competitive athletes?
No, sports medicine physicians are ideal physicians for the non-athlete as well and are excellent resources for those who would like to become active or begin an exercise program. If you have suffered an injury, the same expertise used for the competitive athlete can be applied to help you recover as quickly as possible.
What additional training do sports medicine physicians have?
Sports Medicine Physicians have received additional training in the non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine. Common examples of these include:

  • Mild traumatic brain injury and other head injuries
  • Athletes with chronic or acute illness (such as infectious mononucleosis, asthma or diabetes)
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids and performance issues
  • Exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness
  • Injury prevention
  • Return to play decisions in the sick or injured athlete
  • Strength training and conditioning
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion

Provider

Jacob K. Christensen, DO

Jacob K. Christensen, DO

Dr. Christensen received an undergraduate degree in radiographic science from Idaho State University in 2009 and a medical degree from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. He completed a residency in family medicine at Community Health of Central Washington in 2018 and a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2019. He was certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in 2018. In addition to seeing patients at Vandal Health and through the sports medicine clinic, he works as the University of Idaho team physician.

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