Sports Medicine in Kansas City

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10777 Nall Ave Suite 300 Overland Park, KS 66211
3651 College Blvd. Leawood, KS 66211
Saint Luke's Medical Plaza #1 4320 Wornall Rd., Ste. 610 Kansas City, MO 64111
Belton Regional Campus 17067 S Outer Rd #301 Belton, MO 64012
7450 W. Frontage Rd Merriam, KS 66203
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Main Entrance 203 NW R.D. Mize Road, Suite 250 Blue Springs, MO 64014
7450 Kessler St ste. 140 Merriam, KS 66204
Prairie Star 23401 Prairie Star Pkwy
Bldg. B, Ste. 220
Lenexa, KS 66227

When you suffer from sports-related injuries, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance provides the care you need.

For athletes, prompt and specialized sports-injury treatment is key to making a full recovery and returning to peak performance. While many injuries aren’t limited to athletes, repetitive physical activities from sports make the onset of certain conditions more prevalent.

With our sports medicine expertise, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliances offers the latest techniques and treatments to evaluate, diagnose, and treat sports-related injuries for athletes of all ages and experience levels.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons are considered among the top sports medicine providers in the Midwest.

Along with our Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and support staff, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physicians deliver the utmost level of dedicated care across a range of subspecialties.

We’ve worked hard to build Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance with all the benefits of a large orthopedic collective, while maintaining the community impact and familiarity of an intimate, private-practice model.


Sports Medicine & Injury Prevention


Dr. Doan on Sports Medicine


Whether you’re a—professional athlete or a casual weekend jogger—sports medicine physicians can help you optimize your range of motion and reduce pain so you can get back to doing what you love most.

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For Any Condition. For Every Body.

What We Treat


Our Process

The process begins with an initial appointment, the length of which varies based on your condition. More complex issues will require more time with your physician, especially if you have multiple musculoskeletal conditions.

At this appointment, we will gather information about your medical history, ask questions about your injury, and discuss your current symptoms. Then, we will conduct a physical examination to assess the affected area. We will test for:

  • Strength
  • Range of motion
  • Mobility
  • Stability
  • Tenderness 
  • Swelling

Using this information, your provider will determine if further diagnostic testing is necessary.


Our Process

Our patient-centric approach means we conduct individualized tests and studies based on your physical examination. Tests may include:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Electromyograms (EMG) & Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Ultrasound
  • And Other Medical Technologies

Once we have the results of your examinations, we outline treatment options for your individual needs.


Our Process

Most sports-related injuries do not require surgical intervention and typically heal within a few weeks to a few months. To ensure your injuries heal, it’s vital to follow your treatment plan and take the recovery process seriously.

If return to play is your goal, our team of experts will work with you, your coaches and any other medical experts involved to ensure a safe and effective return to your sport.

At Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance, our board-certified sports medicine physicians work with you to find treatment solutions that help manage your pain, increase stability, and prevent further injuries.

How It Works

Fellowship-trained physicians with the expertise to treat your injury.

KCOA is proud to have many fellowship-trained physicians on our team. These skilled providers have undergone an additional 1 to 2 years of specialized education and experience focused on sports-related injuries and conditions.

When you choose KCOA for your sports-related injury, you receive treatment from some of the most trained and experienced providers in the region. Whether you need rehabilitation, medication, injections, surgical intervention, or another specialized treatment, sports medicine in Kansas City can treat your injury and get you back in the game.

Treatment Options

Physical Therapy

In many instances, the best treatment option is a referral to a physical or occupational therapist to assist in regaining range of motion, decreasing pain, and increasing strength in the affected area. Typically, the human body adapts and heals through movement, especially when guided by a trained musculoskeletal expert.

Prescription Medications

Your physician may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to reduce pain, muscle spasm, inflammation, and more. This will depend on your specific needs, symptoms, and other factors surrounding your condition.

Pain Injections

Injections directly into the affected site can often help with acute pain. Based on your condition, response to treatment, and your physician’s recommendations, additional injections may be necessary. Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers ultrasound-guided injections to visualize the area of concern in real time and optimize your treatment’s effectiveness.

Stem Cell and PRP Treatments

Options such as stem cell injections or platelet-rich plasma can help repair worn or damaged tissue. This option may be a better fit if you are a younger patient with mild-to-moderate injuries.

Orthopedic Surgery

Our Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physicians only make recommendations for surgical interventions when we have exhausted all other conservative measures, or it is apparent that the only available solution is surgery. This is always a collaborative decision. It’s important you feel empowered to make the best decision for you, with your goals and timelines in mind.

Benefits of Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance


While diverse in background and capabilities, the common thread that brings all of our team members together is our patient-centered approach.


Excellent Quality of Care

Our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors specialize in treating injuries from a variety of physical activities. Through our years of experience, we build comprehensive treatment plans so you can get back onto the field.

Value-Based Care

We are a private-practice model, offering the highest quality services and treatments without the fees or expenses of most hospital systems.

Convenient Locations

Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers the trusted physicians and clinics you know with the convenience of a broad scale practice spanning across the Kansas City area.

The Kansas City sports medicine you deserve.

With access to board-certified specialists across Kansas City, we have the tools to meet almost every musculoskeletal condition.


Use our Symptom Tracker Tool to connect with the right Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physician for your unique needs—and get back to the things that matter most.

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