The Sports Medicine Center

The Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Sports Medicine Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are experts in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all sports-related injuries and conditions.

Call Us (360) 570 3460

About Our Sports Medicine Program

Although you don’t need to be an athlete to see a Sports Medicine Specialists, sports injuries require a specialized method of treatment and those who sustain an injury need to see a specialist with the highest level of Sports Medicine training.

Due to their dynamic nature, sports injuries require specialized methods of treatment. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, college, or professional athlete and obtain an injury, you need to see a doctor with the highest level of training and experience in sports medicine.

At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our sports medicine doctors take a team approach to help you return to your favorite sports and activities. Our primary care sports medicine physicians can diagnose your injury and condition and offer you nonsurgical treatments, such as injections or therapy. And if nonsurgical treatments prove to be unsuccessful for you, our sports medicine surgeons can provide minimally invasive surgical options, such as arthroscopy. Our sports medicine doctors are trained in the treatment and care of sports-related injuries and conditions in all areas of specialty, from the foot and ankle to the shoulder.

The most common injuries we treat include the following:

  • Cartilage damage
  • Ligament damage
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Joint instability
  • ACL, MCL, PCL injuries
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Runners’ or Jumpers’ Knee

When to Visit a Sports Medicine Physician or Surgeon Near You

It may be time to visit a sports medicine specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Inability to move injured limb without significant pain
  • Inability to return to your chosen sport due to pain 
  • Inability to walk without severe knee pain
  • Pain that is so severe you cannot sleep at night
  • Shooting or stabbing pains
  • Tingling or numbness in the hand or elbow that doesn’t go away
  • Pain after a kick or other blow during sports

If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, you should make an appointment to see a sports medicine doctor. At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our sports medicine specialists offer treatments for sports-related injuries and conditions that range from nonsurgical procedures to minimally invasive surgery.

Why choose the Sports Medicine Center at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates?

Choosing the right doctor is important, and there are many different factors you should consider, including their level of professional training and expertise.

At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our physicians and surgeons have had additional training in a specific area of the body or medical specialty. For some, this additional training is referred to as fellowship training. Following their medical residencies, several of our providers have undergone fellowship training focusing their education specifically on the advanced knowledge and skills needed to treat specific areas of the body or injuries and conditions relating to a specific medical specialty, such as sports medicine. At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, you are in excellent hands because our sports medicine physicians and surgeons, Dr. Bradley C. Christ, Dr. Dominic Femiano, Dr. Tracy Hamblin, Dr. Richard J. Lamour, Dr. R. Trent McKay, and Dr. Leila Borders are specialty-trained and have the advanced knowledge and skills to treat you individually to meet your needs.

To consult with our Olympia Orthopaedic Associates specialists about your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (360) 709-6230. At our Sports Medicine Center, we offer consultations with a sports medicine doctor Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Sports Medicine Specialists

Should I Schedule An Appointment?

If you sustain a sports-related injury or are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we encouraged you to make an appointment with one of our Sports Medicine Specialists as soon as possible:

  • Difficulty moving any of the joints without significant pain
  • Pain that is so severe that it prohibits sleep
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Dull or aching pain in the joints
  • Decreased athletic performance
  • Pain that is worse after activity
  • Swelling or bruising around a joint

When you choose to be treated by one of these specialists can look forward to symptom elimination and a quick return to competition and activities. You can request an appointment online or call our office.

Call Us Today! (360) 570 3460

Sports Medicine Wellness Tips

Staying active, being proactive, and building healthy habits are key to preventing, reducing, or avoiding future joint pain. Here are some techniques you can use to help protect your joints while participating in sports and other activities:

  • Try a Foam Roller: Foam rollers, which can now be purchased at many locations, such as drug stores, can help improve your muscle flexibility and reduce pain. Ask your sports medicine doctor about the types of techniques you should use to help keep your joints and soft tissues healthy.
  • Strengthen Your Core: When you strengthen your core, it improves your posture. An improved posture, in turn, can help you avoid back pain. Find an abdominal workout that is designed to strengthen all areas of your core and, after you have built up strength, make sure to maintain your exercise program so you stay strong.
  • Keep Up Your Momentum: If you consider yourself an athlete or active person, chances are you take better care of your health than most. However, be careful that as you focus on excelling at your sport, you do so wisely. That means being aware of your joints and making sure you aren’t overdoing it and causing joint damage. While you might not feel the pain right now, it could appear later.

Recent Patient Testimonials

“My overall experience at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates was excellent. Everyone who works there was kind, caring, concerned and helpful. I’ve told several of my friends of my experience and recommended that if they, a family member or friend needs care or treatment that Olympia Orthopaedic Associates can provide, that’s where they should get it.
Lori W.

Treated by: R. Trent McKay, M.D.

“Dr. Christ is a very caring and personable doctor. He listens and explains what steps to take next in my care.”
Julie B.

Treated by: Bradley Christ, MD

“Very friendly. He listened to me as I explained my symptoms. He was able to diagnose my condition and prescribe treatment, which provided relief.”

Suzanne R.

Treated by: Dominic Femiano, MD

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When Medicine Takes Flight with Physician Assistant Steve Johns Steven Johns is a Physician Assistant at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates who works with Dr. Brodie Wood. As a physician assistant, Steve has many roles, including 1) seeing patients in clinic; 2)...

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Caring for Athletes — With Dr. Dominic Femiano

Caring for Athletes — With Dr. Dominic Femiano

Caring for Athletes with Dr. Dominic FemianoDr. Dominic Femiano, a native of the Pacific Northwest, is a primary care sports medicine doctor at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. He joined us in 2015 after completing his fellowship and offers musculoskeletal care and...

read more
Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth at Olympia OrthopaedicsAt Oly Ortho, we care about our patient’s safety and access to healthcare. Now offering Telehealth Virtual consultations with specialists during COVID-19 outbreak. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has acted swiftly to service patients...

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Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness  with Dr. Leila Borders About Dr. Leila Borders Olympia Orthopaedic Associates physician Leila Borders, M.D. uses her dual background in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine to help patients tackle everything from sports...

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A Day at Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Center

A Day at Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Center

A Day at Rapid Orthopaedic Care Have you been thinking of visiting our no-appointment needed, walk-in orthopaedic urgent care facility? If so, you might have some questions. In this article, we dive into what our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Clinic (ROC) offers and how it...

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Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Getting Social with Dr. Richard LamourRichard J. Lamour, M.D. is a dual-fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the lower extremities as well as sports medicine. Previously, Dr. Lamour provided medical care to the University of Miami...

read more
The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesOlympia Orthopaedic Associates has a vibrant history stretching back to the early 1970s. Our Southwest Washington orthopedic clinic has evolved greatly over the decades, growing stronger and offering an ever-increasing...

read more
Homeless Backpacks and OOA

Homeless Backpacks and OOA

Homeless Backpacks and Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Tabatha Newman: Bringing Community Involvement to WorkTabatha Newman, Management Analyst at Olympia Orthopedic Associates, has been with the company for 15+ years. In this interview, she talks about workplace...

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Oly All Star Program

Oly All Star Program

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program For years, patients throughout the area have trusted Olympia Orthopaedic Associates with their orthopaedic and spine care – now we want to return the favor! We know that our patients have accomplished incredible things...

read more
3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck and radiates into the shoulders, arms, and hands. In most cases, this pain is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve within the neck...

read more
4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a...

read more
3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment...

read more
What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated? The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The humeral head (arm bone) is the ball and the scapula’s (shoulder blade) glenoid cavity is the socket. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but it is also...

read more
How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated? The facet joints are the joints at the back of the spine that help move the spine and allow the spine to safely bend and twist. The nerves that send signals to other parts of the body also exit through small holes in these joints....

read more
4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options Spinal stenosis is the term most often used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal and is most often a part of the ageing process. As spinal stenosis progresses it can begin to compress the spinal nerve roots causing pain in...

read more
Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome The tibia (shin bone) and talus (foot bone) form the ankle joint and cartilage covers the bones so the joint can move smoothly. Ligaments also connect the bones to provide mobility and stability. “Plantar flexion”...

read more
Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

In recognition of American Society of Hand Therapists “ Hand Therapy Week”, we would like to help you recognize some common issues that bicyclists occur while riding. Now that we are in cycling season, many cyclists endure injuries that come with their passion. Although hand injuries tend to be less frequent than knee or lower back pain when cycling, they do occur

read more
Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Five years ago, Doug Cochran started noticing increased pain in both his left and right hip and was having trouble doing simple things like walking, driving or getting up out of his chair. “After working a desk job for 37 years, you don’t realize how debilitating it can be to have issues with mobility,” recalls Doug.

read more
Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated It is no secret that dance requires posture, balance and countless hours of practice to perfect. It is also no secret that this can place a significant toll on your body, especially your feet and ankles. While bandages...

read more
Working From Home? Here’s How to Look after Your Body

Working From Home? Here’s How to Look after Your Body

Are You Working From Home? Here's How to Look after Your Body Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. While working from home definitely has its benefits, it...

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A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine

A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine

A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine—with Dr. Moore   “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery” “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery,” says Dr. Milan...

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Planning a Fall Hike? Here’s How to Avoid an Injury

Planning a Fall Hike? Here’s How to Avoid an Injury

Planning a Fall Hike? Here's How to Avoid an Injury With autumn approaching, many people are excited to dive into fall activities. With autumn approaching, many people are excited to dive into fall activities. One of the best ways to get outdoors and soak in the fall...

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10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest

10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest

10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest There’s never been a better time to get outside and soak up nature. Fortunately, we live in a gorgeous area with almost unlimited options for adventure. From beautiful nature trails and scenic bike paths to amazing...

read more
Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the Pandemic

Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the Pandemic

Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the PandemicLast month, Dr. Borders kicked off Olympia's own Walk With a Doc Program. The idea behind the program is to get community members of all ages moving outside. Due to the pandemic, Dr. Borders’ inaugural walk was a little...

read more
Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the Rescue

Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the Rescue

The Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the RescueOn May 10th, eight-year-old Tucker Jones was running through the sprinkler when he suddenly slipped, lurched forward, and landed on his left arm. It was obvious to his parents, Dan Jones and Kati Halmos, that Tucker was in...

read more
You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc”

You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc”

You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc” with Dr. Leila BordersDr. Leila Borders does more than talk the talk. She walks the walk, and she's inviting the rest of the community to join her as she brings the Walk with a Doc (WWAD) program to town. Dr. Borders...

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Back in the Swing of Things for Our Patients

Back in the Swing of Things for Our Patients

Back in the Swing of Things for Our PatientsTo say that we've gone through some strange times would be a wild understatement. Like the rest of our community, Olympic Orthopaedic Associates has ridden out the pandemic with a lot of concern and questions about what...

read more
OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC Olympia Orthopaedic Associates nurses and healthcare heroes Pearl Hoyt, Ashley Haskins, Kori Dijos, and Christina Rager join the frontlines to battle COVID-19 in NYC. When OOA nurse Pearl Hoyt—or “Petee” to her friends—saw a...

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Making Masks for Heroes

Making Masks for Heroes

Making Homemade Masks for Heroes Patti Carpenter began making her homemade masks for employees at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates and Emergency Department at Capital Medical Center. Before long, she was outfitting members of local government, pilots and...

read more
Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our cutting-edge physicians are recognized leaders in outpatient total joint replacement.Historically, joint replacement surgery has been performed on an inpatient basis in a...

read more
Accessing Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19

Accessing Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19

How to Access Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19 Olympia Orthopaedic associates is dedicated to providing orthopaedic treatment to our patients via our Telehealth service.Alberta is a very active volunteer in the Thurston community. So when her knee pain began to...

read more
When Medicine Takes Flight

When Medicine Takes Flight

When Medicine Takes Flight with Physician Assistant Steve Johns Steven Johns is a Physician Assistant at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates who works with Dr. Brodie Wood. As a physician assistant, Steve has many roles, including 1) seeing patients in clinic; 2)...

read more
Caring for Athletes — With Dr. Dominic Femiano

Caring for Athletes — With Dr. Dominic Femiano

Caring for Athletes with Dr. Dominic FemianoDr. Dominic Femiano, a native of the Pacific Northwest, is a primary care sports medicine doctor at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. He joined us in 2015 after completing his fellowship and offers musculoskeletal care and...

read more
Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth at Olympia OrthopaedicsAt Oly Ortho, we care about our patient’s safety and access to healthcare. Now offering Telehealth Virtual consultations with specialists during COVID-19 outbreak. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has acted swiftly to service patients...

read more
Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness  with Dr. Leila Borders About Dr. Leila Borders Olympia Orthopaedic Associates physician Leila Borders, M.D. uses her dual background in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine to help patients tackle everything from sports...

read more
A Day at Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Center

A Day at Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Center

A Day at Rapid Orthopaedic Care Have you been thinking of visiting our no-appointment needed, walk-in orthopaedic urgent care facility? If so, you might have some questions. In this article, we dive into what our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Clinic (ROC) offers and how it...

read more
Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Getting Social with Dr. Richard LamourRichard J. Lamour, M.D. is a dual-fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the lower extremities as well as sports medicine. Previously, Dr. Lamour provided medical care to the University of Miami...

read more
The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesOlympia Orthopaedic Associates has a vibrant history stretching back to the early 1970s. Our Southwest Washington orthopedic clinic has evolved greatly over the decades, growing stronger and offering an ever-increasing...

read more
Homeless Backpacks and OOA

Homeless Backpacks and OOA

Homeless Backpacks and Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Tabatha Newman: Bringing Community Involvement to WorkTabatha Newman, Management Analyst at Olympia Orthopedic Associates, has been with the company for 15+ years. In this interview, she talks about workplace...

read more
Oly All Star Program

Oly All Star Program

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program For years, patients throughout the area have trusted Olympia Orthopaedic Associates with their orthopaedic and spine care – now we want to return the favor! We know that our patients have accomplished incredible things...

read more
3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck and radiates into the shoulders, arms, and hands. In most cases, this pain is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve within the neck...

read more
4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a...

read more
3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment...

read more
What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated? The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The humeral head (arm bone) is the ball and the scapula’s (shoulder blade) glenoid cavity is the socket. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but it is also...

read more
How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated? The facet joints are the joints at the back of the spine that help move the spine and allow the spine to safely bend and twist. The nerves that send signals to other parts of the body also exit through small holes in these joints....

read more
4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options Spinal stenosis is the term most often used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal and is most often a part of the ageing process. As spinal stenosis progresses it can begin to compress the spinal nerve roots causing pain in...

read more
Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome The tibia (shin bone) and talus (foot bone) form the ankle joint and cartilage covers the bones so the joint can move smoothly. Ligaments also connect the bones to provide mobility and stability. “Plantar flexion”...

read more
Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

In recognition of American Society of Hand Therapists “ Hand Therapy Week”, we would like to help you recognize some common issues that bicyclists occur while riding. Now that we are in cycling season, many cyclists endure injuries that come with their passion. Although hand injuries tend to be less frequent than knee or lower back pain when cycling, they do occur

read more
Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Five years ago, Doug Cochran started noticing increased pain in both his left and right hip and was having trouble doing simple things like walking, driving or getting up out of his chair. “After working a desk job for 37 years, you don’t realize how debilitating it can be to have issues with mobility,” recalls Doug.

read more
Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated It is no secret that dance requires posture, balance and countless hours of practice to perfect. It is also no secret that this can place a significant toll on your body, especially your feet and ankles. While bandages...

read more

 

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Working From Home? Here’s How to Look after Your Body

Working From Home? Here’s How to Look after Your Body

Are You Working From Home? Here's How to Look after Your Body Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. While working from home definitely has its benefits, it...

read more
A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine

A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine

A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine—with Dr. Moore   “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery” “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery,” says Dr. Milan...

read more
Planning a Fall Hike? Here’s How to Avoid an Injury

Planning a Fall Hike? Here’s How to Avoid an Injury

Planning a Fall Hike? Here's How to Avoid an Injury With autumn approaching, many people are excited to dive into fall activities. With autumn approaching, many people are excited to dive into fall activities. One of the best ways to get outdoors and soak in the fall...

read more
10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest

10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest

10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest There’s never been a better time to get outside and soak up nature. Fortunately, we live in a gorgeous area with almost unlimited options for adventure. From beautiful nature trails and scenic bike paths to amazing...

read more
Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the Pandemic

Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the Pandemic

Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the PandemicLast month, Dr. Borders kicked off Olympia's own Walk With a Doc Program. The idea behind the program is to get community members of all ages moving outside. Due to the pandemic, Dr. Borders’ inaugural walk was a little...

read more
Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the Rescue

Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the Rescue

The Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the RescueOn May 10th, eight-year-old Tucker Jones was running through the sprinkler when he suddenly slipped, lurched forward, and landed on his left arm. It was obvious to his parents, Dan Jones and Kati Halmos, that Tucker was in...

read more
You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc”

You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc”

You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc” with Dr. Leila BordersDr. Leila Borders does more than talk the talk. She walks the walk, and she's inviting the rest of the community to join her as she brings the Walk with a Doc (WWAD) program to town. Dr. Borders...

read more
Back in the Swing of Things for Our Patients

Back in the Swing of Things for Our Patients

Back in the Swing of Things for Our PatientsTo say that we've gone through some strange times would be a wild understatement. Like the rest of our community, Olympic Orthopaedic Associates has ridden out the pandemic with a lot of concern and questions about what...

read more
OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC Olympia Orthopaedic Associates nurses and healthcare heroes Pearl Hoyt, Ashley Haskins, Kori Dijos, and Christina Rager join the frontlines to battle COVID-19 in NYC. When OOA nurse Pearl Hoyt—or “Petee” to her friends—saw a...

read more
Making Masks for Heroes

Making Masks for Heroes

Making Homemade Masks for Heroes Patti Carpenter began making her homemade masks for employees at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates and Emergency Department at Capital Medical Center. Before long, she was outfitting members of local government, pilots and...

read more
Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our cutting-edge physicians are recognized leaders in outpatient total joint replacement.Historically, joint replacement surgery has been performed on an inpatient basis in a...

read more
Accessing Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19

Accessing Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19

How to Access Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19 Olympia Orthopaedic associates is dedicated to providing orthopaedic treatment to our patients via our Telehealth service.Alberta is a very active volunteer in the Thurston community. So when her knee pain began to...

read more
When Medicine Takes Flight

When Medicine Takes Flight

When Medicine Takes Flight with Physician Assistant Steve Johns Steven Johns is a Physician Assistant at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates who works with Dr. Brodie Wood. As a physician assistant, Steve has many roles, including 1) seeing patients in clinic; 2)...

read more
Caring for Athletes — With Dr. Dominic Femiano

Caring for Athletes — With Dr. Dominic Femiano

Caring for Athletes with Dr. Dominic FemianoDr. Dominic Femiano, a native of the Pacific Northwest, is a primary care sports medicine doctor at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. He joined us in 2015 after completing his fellowship and offers musculoskeletal care and...

read more
Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth at Olympia OrthopaedicsAt Oly Ortho, we care about our patient’s safety and access to healthcare. Now offering Telehealth Virtual consultations with specialists during COVID-19 outbreak. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has acted swiftly to service patients...

read more
Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness  with Dr. Leila Borders About Dr. Leila Borders Olympia Orthopaedic Associates physician Leila Borders, M.D. uses her dual background in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine to help patients tackle everything from sports...

read more
A Day at Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Center

A Day at Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Center

A Day at Rapid Orthopaedic Care Have you been thinking of visiting our no-appointment needed, walk-in orthopaedic urgent care facility? If so, you might have some questions. In this article, we dive into what our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Clinic (ROC) offers and how it...

read more
Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Getting Social with Dr. Richard LamourRichard J. Lamour, M.D. is a dual-fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the lower extremities as well as sports medicine. Previously, Dr. Lamour provided medical care to the University of Miami...

read more
The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesOlympia Orthopaedic Associates has a vibrant history stretching back to the early 1970s. Our Southwest Washington orthopedic clinic has evolved greatly over the decades, growing stronger and offering an ever-increasing...

read more
Homeless Backpacks and OOA

Homeless Backpacks and OOA

Homeless Backpacks and Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Tabatha Newman: Bringing Community Involvement to WorkTabatha Newman, Management Analyst at Olympia Orthopedic Associates, has been with the company for 15+ years. In this interview, she talks about workplace...

read more
Oly All Star Program

Oly All Star Program

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program For years, patients throughout the area have trusted Olympia Orthopaedic Associates with their orthopaedic and spine care – now we want to return the favor! We know that our patients have accomplished incredible things...

read more
3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck and radiates into the shoulders, arms, and hands. In most cases, this pain is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve within the neck...

read more
4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a...

read more
3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment...

read more
What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated? The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The humeral head (arm bone) is the ball and the scapula’s (shoulder blade) glenoid cavity is the socket. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but it is also...

read more
How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated? The facet joints are the joints at the back of the spine that help move the spine and allow the spine to safely bend and twist. The nerves that send signals to other parts of the body also exit through small holes in these joints....

read more
4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options Spinal stenosis is the term most often used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal and is most often a part of the ageing process. As spinal stenosis progresses it can begin to compress the spinal nerve roots causing pain in...

read more
Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome The tibia (shin bone) and talus (foot bone) form the ankle joint and cartilage covers the bones so the joint can move smoothly. Ligaments also connect the bones to provide mobility and stability. “Plantar flexion”...

read more
Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

In recognition of American Society of Hand Therapists “ Hand Therapy Week”, we would like to help you recognize some common issues that bicyclists occur while riding. Now that we are in cycling season, many cyclists endure injuries that come with their passion. Although hand injuries tend to be less frequent than knee or lower back pain when cycling, they do occur

read more
Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Five years ago, Doug Cochran started noticing increased pain in both his left and right hip and was having trouble doing simple things like walking, driving or getting up out of his chair. “After working a desk job for 37 years, you don’t realize how debilitating it can be to have issues with mobility,” recalls Doug.

read more
Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated It is no secret that dance requires posture, balance and countless hours of practice to perfect. It is also no secret that this can place a significant toll on your body, especially your feet and ankles. While bandages...

read more
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