One of the largest Sports Medicine practices in Virginia; we offer advanced treatments with successful outcomes.

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Sports Medicine
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One Orthopaedic surgeon’s Ironman journey
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T.K. Miller, M.D.
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Don't let an injury sideline your game.
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Carilion Sports Medicine
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Orthopaedics and Bone Health
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From head to toe, our team collaborates on simple and complex orthopaedic problems.
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Top 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopaedic Programs
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Official health care provider for Virginia Tech
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Best Regional Hospital Southwestern Virginia
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One of the largest sports medicine practices in Virginia, averaging more than 700 visits and procedures each work day.
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Our sports medicine team performs over 12,000 surgical procedures annually.
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We provide team coverage to 22 area high schools and six colleges and universities.
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Sports Performance and Rehabilitation
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Our protocols are developed by your surgeon in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of experts to establish a clear, concise, safe and effective pathway to get you from your injury and surgery to a complete recovery and back to full function without limitation.
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Premier Training Facility
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We are uniquely positioned within LAB Sports Performance, a premier training facility for total body and functional movement.
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Specifically Developed Protocols
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Our Sports Medicine surgeons and physical therapists will customize rehabilitation plans to fit your performance goals.
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Total body and function rehabilitation
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Thomas K. Miller, M.D.
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Thomas K. Miller M.D.
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Section Chief, Sports Medicine
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Patients should expect a thorough explanation of their diagnosis, options (and their rationale) in treatment, risks and benefits of all options and realistic expectations for relief of symptoms and recovery of function.
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Thomas K. Miller, M.D.
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Seeing You Safely
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Don't put your health on hold—see us safely. Dr. Miller shares an inside look at the safety measures we've put in place to keep you and our staff safe.
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In addition to being on the sidelines for 22 high schools and 6 colleges and universities, our faculty participate in events around the world.
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Event Involvement
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Event Involvement
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Ironman World Championship, Chief Physician
Ironman/WTC Global Medical Board Chair
World Athletics OPMER Advisory Group
USA Triathlon Medical Advisory Board
Blue Ridge Marathon Medical Director
UCI Cyclocross Event Coverage
NCAA Div. III Wrestling Natl. Championships
SOCON Indoor Track and Field Championships
All Academy Indoor Track Championships
All Academy National Wrestling Championships
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Sideline Support
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Carilion Sports Medicine proudly supports the following colleges and universities on the sidelines and for follow-up care: Ferrum College, Radford University, Southern Virginia University, Virginia Tech Athletics, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech club sports, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Washington & Lee. We also have athletic trainers at 22 high schools for treatment and triage. Carilion Sports Medicine donates over 2,500 volunteer hours to athletics each year.
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Community Physicals
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Carilion Clinic's Sports Medicine providers work to make sure students are safe to play sports. Our team is always here to provide care when needed, by providing community-based school physicals (or pre-participation physicals) for student athletes at no cost from Carilion in Roanoke or the New River Valley. In Roanoke, we offer same-day appointments.
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Collaboration
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As a medical team, we are fortunate to have an extensive breadth of sports knowledge to keep our patients safe. Our providers collaborate within the fields of operative and non-operative sports medicine, primary care sports medicine, and sports medicine-directed physical medicine and rehabilitation. By bringing together these experts, we can provide shared event coverage and pre-participation evaluation clinics to the community.
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Our Sports Medicine team offers traditional and non-traditional treatment options. We are offering PRP (biological substances such as platelet-rich plasma) used to speed the healing process.
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The Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences (ION) is an innovative convergence of leading medical practitioners who provide expert care to patients. ION serves as a model for medical students, research fellows and residents—the next generation of providers. ION provides a shared vision of collaboration and a team-based approach to healing.

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The Orthopaedic Department provides fellowship training for surgeons from across the United States to help them provide better care.
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We are proud to have nationally and internationally recognized faculty committed to educating the next generation of students at VTCSOM.
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When it comes to residencies and fellowships, finding the right fit is very important. Our GME program offers amazing support and training.
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At Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics, we are actively involved in finding innovative ways to improve the care we give to our patients. Here is a list of select research studies currently taking place in Sports Medicine.

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  • Biomechanical Comparison of Double and Single Row Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques of Varying Lines of Tension
  • Opioid Consumption in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair using Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block with and without Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Randomized Control Trial
  • Validation of an Interventional Based Pain Scale and Comparison with the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) in a Postoperative Setting in Correlation with Patients’ Pain Management Needs
  • Prospective Evaluation of Exparel Adductor Canal Field Block for Pain control after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Reduction of Risk Factors for ACL Re-injuries Using a Novel Biofeedback Approach
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  • Measuring Landing Mechanics During Rehabilitation
  • The Effects of Ankle Braces on Foot Posture
  • Gait Biofeedback for Cerebral Palsy Study
  • Side-to-Side Asymmetry Changes During Running
  • The Effects of Brace Wear on Sports Performance
  • Gait Assessment Following Total Ankle Replacement
  • A Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing General Anesthesia with Interscalene Nerve Block vs. TIVA-P Sedation with Interscalene Nerve Block in Outpatient Shoulder Arthroscopies
  • Gender Differences in the Performance Response to Brace Wear Following ACL Reconstruction
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Meet Our Sports Medicine Team
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Our team of orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons provides care at the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeons evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year.
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