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Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

Sports Medicine

Our orthopaedic sports medicine physicians provide nonsurgical and surgical treatments and collaborate with certified specialists, including physical therapists, radiologists and pharmacists to offer comprehensive services for athletes.

Our physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers have experience treating a variety of patients, from Little Leaguers to professional athletes. We are a proud partner in the care for Mizzou athletes.

Mizzou Pitching and Performance Clinic

The clinic is open to patients age 9 and older with arm and shoulder injuries that inhibit throwing or pitching performance. The clinic combines into one convenient appointment an evaluation by a physician and a physical therapist who specializes in pitching injuries. The physician will begin by performing an exam to determine the extent of injury. The physical therapist will then administer physical tests to measure strength and joint stability, as well as a video analysis of pitching mechanics. The specialists will meet together with the patient to determine a rehabilitation plan for recovery and return to play at full potential.

Therapy Services

Active Release Techniques (ART)

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a specialized soft-tissue, movement-based massage technique which addresses problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. We are pleased to have the only ART certified physical therapist within 100 miles of Columbia.

Athletic Enhancement

Athletic enhancement is available for people ages 12 and up at the Mizzou Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine clinic in Boonville. We offer a one-hour session focused on general and sport-specific agility, power, endurance and explosiveness. Athletes will work in groups of four or fewer in a structured program with the athlete’s goals in mind.

Our athletic enhancement programs are designed to assist area athletes in improving their physical performance by:

  • Running faster
  • Jumping higher
  • Starting and changing directions more quickly
  • Improving balance and coordination
  • Competing against other athletes
  • Improving reaction time

Athletic Motion Analysis

Using DARI, a state-of-the-art marker-less motion capture system, our therapists are able to identify very small changes in your joints and muscles. This allows us to determine weaknesses and imbalance to address various dysfunctions.

Athletic Training

Mizzou Therapy Services is proud to provide athletic training services for area high schools such Boonville, New Franklin, Bunceton, Pilot Grove, Prairie Home, and Tipton. We also are pleased to provide athletic training services at the Mizzou Rec Center as a free service to MU students. Our certified athletic trainers are skilled and proficient in:

  • The Kinesiotaping method.
  • Prevention of athletic injuries
  • Recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries
  • Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries
  • Referral to an appropriate physician to advance your treatment

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a technique using tools to treat and release muscle, tendon, ligament and scar tissue dysfunctions. These tools free up and enhance blood flow to these areas to enhance and speed up the healing process.


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Sports Medicine Injury Hotline

For direct access to a sports medicine specialist, call 573-356-0566.

Schedule An Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please call 573-882-BONE or fill out our online form


Tips For Your Visit

  • Please arrive with your insurance card and prescription as provided by your physician.
  • For all visits, please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to move in.
  • If we are evaluating you for injuries or illness affecting your lower body or for walking difficulty, please bring shorts.
  • If you currently wear braces, orthotics or splints, please bring them to your visit to allow our therapist to fully evaluate you with these on.