Sports Medicine

Because 90 percent of all sports or life injuries do not require surgery,* you may be able to see a sports medicine physician, rather than an orthopedic surgeon, for your injury. Your sports medicine physician at the Kinisi Institute is specially trained in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury. He or she will help you function at your highest potential, reduce your disability and decrease the time you spend away from work or school, as well as the sports, hobbies and daily activities you love.

Your physician, along with the sports medicine team at Kinisi will act as your guide through any referrals you may need to physical and occupational therapists, as well as coordinating a referral to an orthopedic surgeon if that is necessary.

*Source: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine team can help you with:

  • Non-operative and spine concerns
  • Ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Concussion management and other head injuries
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids and performance issues
  • Injury prevention
  • Return-to-play decisions in the sick and injured athlete
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion

Sports Medicine Specialist

Patrick McDonough, MD

Patrick McDonough, MD

Sports Medicine

About Patrick

Dr. McDonough is the medical director of the Sports Medicine program and also see adults with muscular skeletal issues. Dr. Pat McDonough has a Fellowship in Sports Medicine from the Mayo Clinic-Florida and considerable experience in the field. A musculoskeletal specialist rather than a surgeon, McDonough’s particular interests are in non-surgical musculoskeletal problems. “Sports medicine is an exciting field,” McDonough said, “and I enjoy working with the area schools as well as active and ‘wanting to be more active’ adults.”

Care for adults with sports/workplace/musculoskeletal injuries. McDonough works with two general groups of adults. “The first,” he explained, “are men and women who are relatively active–the ‘weekend warriors’ who are trying to stay active but who have had some injuries over time. In the other group,” he continued, “are those who haven’t been too active, but would like to be more so. . . and who need some guidance in doing that without injuring themselves or exacerbating a pre-existing condition.”

McDonough works with individuals who’ve had workplace injuries, too, as well as athletes referred to him by the Kinisi Athletic Trainers. “We know so much more today about the many benefits we can derive from staying active,” said McDonough. “This is true for anyone, athlete or not, who wants to stay healthy.”

McDonough’s areas of special interest include sports medicine–competitive and recreational activity-related injuries, utilization of ultrasound with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, and optimizing/education regarding nutrition, fitness, and overall health. His sports medicine experience includes work with the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, the United Football League, the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, the University of North Florida, and the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.