Sports Medicine

Bouncing back from an injury

John PaulusAs a competitive or recreational athlete, you have the risk of sustaining an injury that could limit your ability to do what you enjoy. To get you back in the game, Lakeland Orthopedics takes comprehensive care of the athlete using the most advanced techniques. Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained to help patients manage conditions, relieve pain, restore mobility, or return to daily activities. Click here to find an orthopedic surgeon near you or call 269.684.6484

The right provider for the job

While playing a game of pick-up basketball, 37-year-old St. Joseph resident, Jonathan Paulus noticed some discomfort in his left knee. He began researching a solution to his injury. With multiple recommendations from friends and family members, he made an appointment with orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Farber, MD.


“I was excited to learn that Dr. Farber’s previous experience included working with collegiate athletes,” said Jonathan. “He understood that returning to an active lifestyle was my top priority.”

Hear more about Jonathan’s journey to recovery.


Well-rounded care for all

Injuries are not just for adults. If your child is hurt while playing a sport, school activity, or during recreational play, their pediatrician may recommend that you see a sports medicine physician for treatment. Lakeland Orthopedics helps individuals of all ages.

Other reasons to see a sports medicine doctor include:

  • Cartilage injuries
  • Concussions (How much do you know? Take this quiz)
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Fractures
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sprains
  • Wrist pain