Centura Sports Medicine

Centura Sports Medicine

Centura Sports Medicine at the Hybl Center

At Centura Sports Medicine, our award-winning physicians and researchers are changing the way people heal, move, and get back to doing what they love. Our breakthroughs are leading the way in Colorado Springs and throughout the world from the treatment of sports-related injuries like a concussion to innovative therapy programs that optimize sports performance.

About Centura Sports Medicine

Whether you’re a professional athlete or lead an active lifestyle, a sports injury can be bothersome or even debilitating. We understand these challenges and are committed to your total wellness every step of the way. Our team of subspecialists brings years of training, experience, and research to every patient.

Centura Sports Medicine offers quick access and comprehensive care that help you return to doing what you love. At the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine clinic, our comprehensive services are designed to identify sports injuries and provide effective treatments that can help you return to play as safely and quickly as possible.

Centura Health Medical Services
  • Centura Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy

    At Centura Rehabilitation, we deliver high-caliber physical therapy treatment to patients of all ages and ability levels with coordinated care from physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports performance specialists. Our non-surgical and post-surgical functional rehabilitation programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient for returning to activities as quickly and safely as possible. We use a combination of state-of-the-art assessment & treatment modalities, hands-on manual therapy techniques, and exercise prescriptions to optimize patient health.


    • Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • Spinal Decompression Therapy
    • Cupping
    • Dry Needling
    • Orthopedic Joint Mobilizations & Functional Movement
    • Light Therapy 
    • Trigger Point Release
    • Blood Flow Restriction 
    • Photobiomodulation (including Cold Laser)
    • Sequential Intermittent Compression
    • Load Reduction Treadmill


    • DARI Musculoskeletal Motion Assessment
    • Biodex Isokinetic Assessment
    • Biomechanical Gait Assessment (Running and Walking)
    • Functional Capacity Evaluation
    • Post Offer Pre-Placement Screening
  • Athletic Training

    Working to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries and sports-related illnesses, athletic trainers (ATs) offer an unparalleled continuum of care. ATs are part of Centura’s team of comprehensive healthcare professionals; they practice under the direction of and in collaboration with physicians. ATs work with individuals who are physically active or involved in sports participation through all stages of life to prevent; evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate injuries and medical conditions.

    Centura Health provides athletic training health care services and support for the following organizations:

    • Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy 
    • Colorado Springs Marathon
    • Falcon High School
    • Lewis-Palmer High School 
    • Manitou Springs High School
    • Pikes Peak Apex
    • Palmer Ridge High School
    • Pride Soccer
    • Rocky Mountain State Games
    • Sand Creek High School
    • Switchbacks, FC
    • University of Colorado Colorado Springs 

    We also provide contracted health care services for athletic organizations and athletic events, including but not limited to: Emergency Action Plan development and/or review; Medical event planning; Event health care service. 

    Inquire about contracted healthcare services for athletic events or opportunities for organizational contractual healthcare services by contacting Craig Elder at craigelder@centura.org.

Common Sports Injuries

Orthopedic injuries can be caused by sudden movement, stress, or overuse of the body’s joints.

Commonly treated sports injuries and conditions
Ankle fractures Ankle tendon injuries
Biceps tendon injuries Chondromalacia (runner’s knee)
Foot fracture Hand and finger tendon injuries
Hand fractures Hip impingement
Hip labral tear Knee ligament tears (ACL, MCL LCL, PCL) 
Meniscus tear Patellar tendonitis
Rotator cuff tear Ruptured Achilles tendon
Shoulder dislocation Shoulder labral tear
Tarsal tunnel syndrome Tennis elbow/tendinitis

Recognizing When to Seek Treatment

Aches and pains are often an unavoidable part of any sport, but that doesn’t mean that pain or stiffness should be taken lightly. An injury that’s left untreated often requires a longer recovery time and may even lead to permanent damage.

It’s important you seek professional help when you experience:

  • Ongoing pain
  • Inability to apply weight on the affected area
  • Lack of mobility
  • Popping, grinding, or cracking sound in use
  • Swelling
  • Throbbing
  • Weakness

Diagnosing Injuries

Our specialists are skilled in diagnosing the severity of sports-related injuries. This often begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion about the details of any injury or trauma you may have experienced.

After reviewing all your symptoms, and performing a complete examination, additional tests such as X-rays may be necessary to assess the extent of your injury.

Treating Injuries

For many injuries, the first step in recovery is through rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). When further treatment is needed, our sports injury experts can provide a wide range of effective options including:

  • Arthroscopy, which uses a small incision and a tiny camera to diagnose and treat joints
  • Cast immobilization
  • Functional cast or brace
  • Manipulation under anesthesia
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgical treatment
  • Targeted exercise
  • Traction, which helps relieve spinal pressure


World-Class Providers

The doctors in the Hybl Center are Centura Health experts on a mission to make you as healthy as you can be and the best you can be. Our caregivers are ready to treat, heal and inspire you to get ahead. 

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