The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s sports medicine division is a world-class leader in leveraging research and technology to preserve athlete health, while giving Team USA a competitive edge. The USOPC sports medicine staff offers athletes a variety of services, including clinical care, in-competition support and extended resources via the National Medical Network. Regardless of the injury or illness, the USOPC is equipped to offer athletes patient-centered care through an integrated multi-disciplinary team of USOPC staff and medical partners.
The services provided to Team USA athletes through the USOPC’s sports medicine clinics are broad-based and centered on high-performance outcomes. Each athlete is approached through an individualized evaluation and management plan that incorporates the demands of their particular sport.
The USOPC operates three sports medicine clinics located at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Lake Placid, New York, in addition to the Olympic & Paralympic Training Site in Chula Vista, California. All the clinics focus on the promoting the health and well-being of Team USA athletes.
The Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center is home to the only one-stop comprehensive sports medicine assessment facility in the United States. The center is operated by a fully integrated, multidisciplinary sports medicine staff – consisting of internationally renowned physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists and sports analysts. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a musculoskeletal ultrasound, X-ray, extremity MRI, Lunar iDXA, Cardia ECG testing, Spirometry, Biofire® Film Array testing.
Additional facility features include an open treatment area, physician exam rooms, sports optometry center, Recovery Center, hydrotherapy room and the active care center which houses a variety of rehabilitation machines – including an anti-gravity treadmill, 3-D motion analysis system, pressure sensor treadmill and Pilates equipment. Several of this equipment can also be found in the Lake Placid and Chula Vista clinics.
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center | Colorado Springs, Colorado
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MT
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center | Lake Placid, New York
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
Weekends: Closed (appointments upon request)
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center | Chula Vista, California
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
Preventing injury and illness is a fundamental and desired outcome for the USOPC clinicians. The USOPC’s sports medicine department has a robust sports medicine analytics program to identify opportunities to prevent injury and illness. There have been significant case studies showing decreased injury obtained through the analysis of how injuries occur. The USOPC measures 1,000 variables in its athlete population to identify trends, implement corrective actions and observe high-performance outcomes.
The USOPC’s clinical staff is comprised of physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and massage therapists as well as support from physicians and volunteer medical providers participating in the USOPC Sports Medicine Volunteer Program. Volunteers include physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and massage therapists.