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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on physical fitness prevention and treatment of injuries related to exercise and sports. It is a fast growing health care field given the fact that sport medicine specialists not only take care of athletes but anyone who is hurt while performing a physical activity. This includes: people who participate in sports just for fun or are looking for better results through their exercise programs, those patients who had injuries and want to regain full function of their bodies and those people who have disabilities and want to increase their capabilities and mobility.

Board Certified

Attaining a medical license sets the minimum capability requirements to diagnose and treat patients. A medical license is not specialty specific. Board Certification validates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.

Common sports medicine injuries

  • Head injuries or concussions
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament Tears
  • Torn ligaments
  • Acute injuries
  • Joint dislocation
  • Joint fracture
  • Sprains
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Muscle cramps
  • Hamstring muscle strains
  • Swelling of limbs or joints

No. We not only take care of athletes but anyone who is hurt while performing a physical activity. NASA Bone & Joint treats all kinds of patients with all types of injuries.

With years of experience and training in sports related injuries and conditions related to physical activity, sports medicine professionals ensure that they give the best tailored rehabilitation to the patients. Our sports medicine professionals are also board certified, giving our patients the highest level of care.

There is no additional examination for orthopedic surgeons, however, a primary care doctor will have to take an examination called “Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.”

This is no longer possible. After 1999 it was decided a fellowship is necessary for you to be qualified for the examination.

Yes, this is very possible. However, the extra training provides a sports medicine doctor or orthopedic sports medicine surgeon the best choice for many active people.


NASA Bone & Joint is a Board Certified Orthopedic Center. Our two physicians, Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Monmouth are both board certified in general orthopedics. Dr. O’Neill is also certified in sports medicine. Both doctors trained at Harvard and have been practicing orthopedics in the Nassau Bay area for 25 years.

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Phone: 281-333-5114


Address: 16840 Buccaneer Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77058

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