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Dignity Health and OrthoArizona Orthopedics have come together to develop a comprehensive, community-based sports medicine program for high school athletes.
Our sports medicine and orthopedics services offers collegiate-equivalent athletic training and sports injury care management for athletes. Gilbert Public Schools (GPS) is the first to participate in this program. Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert will provide athletic training services and sports medicine coverage throughout all five high schools.
The athletic trainers are largely responsible for covering various athletic events at GPS high schools including:
Our program will provide all aspects of sports medicine – shoulder, spine, elbow, hip, knee, arm/hand, foot and ankle as well as a focus on sport performance, nutrition, injury care, concussion management. Referrals will go to our orthopedic team of doctors for conditions such as, torn ligaments and tendons, broken bones, damaged cartilage, ACL injuries and Tommy John surgery.
Sports Medicine Program Benefits
Services will include:
Sports Medicine Team
The sports medicine program is led by board certified orthopedic surgeons who have experience and special training in sports related injuries.
Matthew L. Hansen, M.D.
Dr. Matthew Hansen is board certified in orthopedic surgery as well as Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah and completed Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City. Dr. Hansen also completed Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, California.
Cynthia L. Kooima, M.D.
Dr. Cynthia L. Kooima is board certified in orthopedic surgery. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University and completed Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. Dr. Kooima also completed Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Arizona Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders, Phoenix, Arizona.
Learn More About Sports Medicine at Mercy Gilbert
For more information about our orthopedics services, please call 480.728.5414.