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Sports Medicine

As the official healthcare provider for many local organizations and professional teams, Community provides access to sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers in collaboration with clinical experts in physical therapy, imaging services, sports nutrition and walk-in care for athletes of all ages and abilities.

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Suffered a recent sports injury?

Visit our orthopedic and sports injury walk-in care clinic - open Monday through Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m. - to be seen by a sports medicine physician. No appointment needed!

Services and Programs

Community Health Network’s sports medicine program is focused on promoting healthier lifestyles benefiting young athletes and their families through sports. Our sports medicine experts provide athletic trainers and/or physician sports medicine coverage, health education information, health screenings and access to healthcare for area schools and sports organizations.

As the official healthcare provider for many local organizations, Community provides access to sports medicine experts in physical therapy, imaging services, sports nutrition consultation and walk-in care.


Dr. Mary Apiafi: Answering the Call

In 2006, Community Howard sports medicine physician Mary Apiafi, MD, played for the Nigeria D'Tigresse, representing her native country in the women's basketball World Cup. Twelve years later, Dr. Apiafi is back with the team, this time as the interim physician. Her job is to keep players healthy as they train in Atlanta for the World Cup competition in Spain this September. Meet her and watch the team training in this video.

Walk-In Clinic
Student athletes and weekend warriors with recent sports and orthopedic injuries can visit our walk-in clinic with no appointment needed.
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Concussion Management
Community's concussion management program helps evaluate and treat concussions in athletes; see us for physicians who are certified in the ImPACT concussion evaluation system.
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Our Team
Community has a whole team of physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical and occupational therapists specially trained to treat all varieties of sports or orthopedic injuries.
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Our Schools, Teams and Partners
Community partners with local schools, professional sports teams and sports organizations to provide sports medicine coverage for teams, inspire top performance in athletes and promote wellness in communities.
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Shelbourne Knee Center

The Shelbourne Knee Center, Indiana’s only knee care specialty center, includes clinic, surgery, X-ray, a fully-equipped physical therapy/rehabilitation gym, and research. Orthopedic surgeons K. Donald Shelbourne, MD and Rodney Benner, MD have years of experience treating professional, college, high school, and recreational athletes. Dr. Shelbourne provided sports coverage to the Indianapolis Colts from 1984 to 1998, and both Dr. Shelbourne and Dr. Benner currently serve as orthopedic consultants to Purdue University and Wabash College.

Dr. Shelbourne pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction technique and developed the Accelerated ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Protocol used around the world. This advancement in treatment offers patients the ability to rehabilitate their knee faster with more predictable results. Thousands of patients have undergone this procedure and most athletes return to their sport by 5-6 months after surgery.

To make an appointment for orthopedic knee care at Shelbourne, please call 317-924-8636.

Shelbourne Knee Center
Community Hospital East campus
1500 N. Ritter Avenue, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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Sports Nutrition Counseling

Individual athletes or teams can get nutrition plans tailored to their performance goals to better understand how nutrition affects fitness.

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