Sports Medicine Center


Sports Medicine with a Personalized Touch
for Athletes in the Quad Cities

The Sports Medicine Center of Excellence at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most comprehensive sports medicine practice in the Quad Cities – helps athletes of all ages and performance levels return to active lifestyles following an injury. If you have been sidelined by a torn ACL, herniated disc, ankle sprain, rotator cuff tear, tendonitis, overuse injury or another sports-related condition, our orthopedic doctors are eager to provide the personalized care you require to get back in the game, stronger than ever. We are proud to be the sports medicine provider of choice for high schools, colleges and professional sports teams throughout Bettendorf, IA, Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, and surrounding Quad Cities communities.

ORA Orthopedics takes a practical, patient-centered approach to sports medicine. From your diagnosis through your recovery, we treat you as a valued member of the ORA family. Our sports medicine specialists will carefully evaluate and address your health concerns and will explain your diagnosis and answer any questions. Every patient receives an individualized treatment plan designed with the goal of restoring their health as safely and quickly as possible.

Surgical treatment is considered a last option at ORA Orthopedics. That is why our specialists offer the latest advances in non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy, to restore your muscle strength and range of motion or joint injections that help reduce inflammation and pain at the injury site. However, sometimes surgery is necessary. Patients who require surgical treatment are able to consult with skilled orthopedic surgeons who have extensive experience performing a variety of procedures, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries at our state-of-the-art, outpatient facilities.

Whether you are a high school football star, a tennis club regular or an avid runner, you can feel confident in your decision to choose ORA Orthopedics for comprehensive sports medicine. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in the Quad Cities or to learn more about our doctors and services.

Success Stories

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All American Track Athlete Chases His Dream – In The Pool

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Dr. Matthew Lindaman, ORA Orthopedics

QC Team Docs on Sports-Related Concussions
Twelve ORA docs help keep Quad City athletes safe on field and court ... and concussions are at the top of their list of concerns. Learn more!

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Olivia Schmidt & Jordan DeNeve

Fixing the Unfixable: Bettendorf Crossfitter Strong after Shoulder, Biceps Surgery
Expert emergency surgery saved Olivia Schmidt's shoulder following injuries that looked like "a bomb had gone off in it."

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Belle Thrapp

Assumption’s Belle of Basketball in Action after Torn ACL
Thanks to successful knee surgery, one Lady Knight is back in the game after a devastating injury. Learn more!

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Emily Hayton

Prevent Fall Sports Injuries in Young QC Athletes
Sports fun, careers and college dreams can be derailed by premature sports-related injuries. How can you know the difference between muscle soreness and injury? ORA surgeons provide some helpful advice.

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How a West High School Softball Superstar got Back on the Field
Baseball and softball are in full swing right now, with kids filling the diamonds all over the Quad Cities. It’s great fun, for sure! But it carries some risk, especially when the kids over train and end up injured and on the bench.

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Gabriel Pauwels COE Homepage Photo

Young QC soccer player makes strong comeback
Night or day and no matter what the season, chances are you’ll find UT soccer player, Gabrielle Pauwels, 15, Silvis, IL, on the pitch, playing her favorite sport.

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Lori French COE Homepage Photo

Fit after 50: Bettendorf Marathoner Inspires Boomers to Stay Strong
It’s a race against the clock. Quad Citians over 50 are finding that mid-life is the perfect opportunity to regain their fitness — no matter how you reach the starting line. Just ask marathoner Lori French, 53, Bettendorf, whose arthritic knee pain hasn’t slowed her down, even after 30 marathons.

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Kickin’ It
High achievement is the only way 17-year old Travis Krayenhagen holds himself accountable — whether it’s maintaining an A-average off the field or kicking for the Assumption Knights football team. “I love school and football, and doing my best is the only way I know how to perform,” says Travis.

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