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CORE orthopedics

Sports Medicine

The physicians at CORE provide clinical treatment for sports-related injuries to help athletes of all ages. Our team-based approach includes:

  • Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
  • Intervention of emergency, acute and chronic conditions related to sports injuries
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery and rehabilitation

Our programs

CORE is the team physician for Sioux Falls Washington Warriors, Canton C-Hawks and Brookings Bobcats and also partners with trainers at Avera Sports for injury prevention and performance enhancement programs.

Warwick Workouts—This basketball program offers athletes at any age advanced development camps and clinics to develop dribbling, shooting and other skills to take their game to the next level. Warwick also works with school coaches to customize programs for teams. Warwick Workouts is located in the new, state-of-the-art Avera Sports Center on the city’s growing southern edge.

Sports Injuries in Children—Samuel Schimelpfeng, MD, FAAP, is Avera’s pediatric sports medicine specialist. He also is the lead physician for the Avera Concussion Program, making him a regional specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of head injuries.

Why Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is a comprehensive approach to working with the issues and injuries specific to physical activity. The CORE doctors work with athletic trainers and physical therapists not only to help heal sports-related injuries but to prevent injury and enhance performance. Using sports medicine techniques can help any athlete at any age attain his or her goals.

Common sports injuries

  • Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and other knee issues
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Swollen muscles
  • Shin bone pain