Since the late 1980s, St. Joseph's/Candler has been a leader in sports medicine by setting the standard for athletic health care in high schools and colleges throughout Southeast Georgia. But that is just the beginning. We also recognize how important exercise and sports competition are to athletes outside of formally organized interscholastic and/or intercollegiate sports programs. This is why our mission is to provide the Coastal Empire with the resources to prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate injuries that occur to any athlete regardless of age, skill or level of competition.
St. Joseph's/Candler Sports Medicine has partnerships with the most experienced sports medicine-trained orthopedic surgeons in the region to anchor our elite team of healthcare professionals with specific training and interest in the disciplines of sports medicine. Combined with this team of specialists, St. Joseph's/Candler offers world-class facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and unlimited resources.
Our primary goal is to prevent injuries through education, wellness and proper conditioning. However, in the event that an injury occurs, our sports medicine surgeons and staff employ a comprehensive approach that includes evaluation, consultation, surgery and therapy in order to reach the goal of returning the athlete to participation in the quickest and safest manner possible.