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Sports Medicine

The Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute

Man working out with sports trainers watching
Man working out with sports trainers watching

Why choose the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute?

At the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute, our goal is to help you return to the court or field as quickly and safely as possible. Our team of primary care sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and more work together to provide individualized care to each of our patients.

Pediatric patients and high school athletes, members of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, weekend warriors and senior citizens all turn to us for care.

Though sports medicine focuses on treating athletic injuries, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from our program. At the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute, we care for athletes and non-athletes of all ages, stages and abilities.

Athletic injuries are as unique as the athletes who get them. Sports injuries we treat at the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute include:

  • Arm and shoulder injuries (broken shoulder, rotator cuff injury, tennis elbow, etc.)
  • Concussion
  • Foot and ankle injuries (ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon injury, etc.)
  • Hip, leg and knee injuries and pains (torn ACL, pulled or strained hamstring, etc.)
  • Joint injuries and pains (sprains, breaks, etc.)

No matter your injury, our goal is to help you return to the court or field as quickly and safely as possible. Services provided through the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute include:

While many sports medicine programs serve patients ages 12 and older, Ochsner offers care starting at 18 months. Specially trained in pediatric care, our pediatric sports medicine physician Olabode Agaja, DO, understands the differences in a child’s anatomy. We realize children’s growing bodies have unique needs.

Pediatric injuries we care for include:

  • Concussion
  • Knee, hip and lower back pain
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Little league elbow and shoulder
  • Shoulder and other bone dislocation

As an Ochsner patient, your team isn’t limited to sports medicine. When you turn to the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute, you get access to our team of experts. Members of your care team may include:

  • Primary care sports medicine physicians
  • Rehabilitation sports physicians
  • Sports medicine assistants

Your sports medicine team will collaborate with other specialists and doctors to improve and protect your health. They will keep your other doctors informed, making transitions back to their care seamless.

The Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute combines Ochsner’s award-winning sports medicine program with renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews’ expertise, research and education platform. This partnership strengthens the best-in-class care for patients and athletes across Louisiana and Mississippi.

Dr. Andrews consults with Ochsner physicians and sports medicine teams in person several times a month to provide guidance on programs and share clinical best practices, participate in educational, research and professional development initiatives and lead advocacy efforts to prevent youth sports injuries.

FAQs

Sports medicine is a type of care that helps people recover from injuries related to sports, exercise or other physical activities. Sports medicine specialists at the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute can help you meet your wellness, fitness and athletic performance goals.

Sports medicine and physical therapy both aim at helping you regain function and return to the activities you love. However, experts at the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute undergo sport-specific training. This enables them to help athletes safely return to their sports. Additionally, many of our sports medicine experts are former athletes, so they understand the demands of various sports and can safely guide athletes in their recoveries.

Treating sports injures typically requires our team to see and touch your injury. Sometimes, follow-up appointments can be performed virtually. For these visits, you talk with your team on your computer or smartphone. Ask your team members whether your next appointment can take place online.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to The Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute

The Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute Locations

Elite Training Complex – Burbank
5444 Burbank Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital Medical Office Building
4212 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Center
4212 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital
2810 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • : 10:53 a.m.-10:53 a.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health - Viking Drive, Multispecialty Center
4481 Viking Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute
1201 S. Clearview Parkway Jefferson, LA 70121
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital
1310 West 7th St.
Kaplan, LA 70548
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center
915 Margaret Place
Shreveport, LA 71101
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Elmwood
1201 South Clearview Parkway , Building B
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Lake Terrace
1532 Allen Toussaint Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center – Tchoupitoulas
5300 Tchoupitoulas St. , Suite C2
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Belle Meade
605 Lapalco Blvd.
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Mon–Fri: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office
13100 River Road , St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office
Destrehan, LA 70047
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Charles Parish Hospital
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA 70070
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Complex - Iberville
25455 La Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764
  • Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Emergency Care: 24 Hours: 10:53 a.m.-10:53 a.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Tangipahoa
41676 Veterans Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Metairie
2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
  • Mon: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tues–Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
1221 South Clearview Parkway
Jefferson, LA 70121
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.