Football games are scheduled, soccer practices have begun, and the weekend warriors are still pounding the pavement. Sports are in full swing in the lowcountry, and the sports medicine specialists at Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is the team to treat any sports injuries!

The sports medicine team- Drs. Schaaf, Jaskwhich, Spearman, McCoy, and Johannesmeyer are committed to the complete care of sports-related injuries, offering a comprehensive program of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They are dedicated to treating athletic injuries of the musculoskeletal system, with special focus on the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Johannesmeyer, a former college athlete, explains, “As a sports medicine physician, I love taking care of athletes, especially youth. I grew up playing every sport in the book which gives me a unique perspective in my sub-specialty of sports medicine.”

One way that our physicians take special care of lowcountry athletes is by hosting Black and Blue Clinics. Dr. Adam Schaaf states, “Located in the center of a many thriving middle and high school athletic programs, as well as recreational sports, our Clements Ferry Black and Blue clinics provide immediate, urgent access to athletes upon injury.” The Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Black and Blue clinics for athletes began August 23 and continue through the Fall athletic season. Open to walk-ins, the clinics will be held Fridays and Saturdays at the Clements Ferry Road location from 8am-12pm. Orthopedic surgeons on site, X-Rays, casting, splinting and physical therapy are available to youth and adults.

Whether the patient is a college football player, a high school superstar or a weekend warrior, the sports medicine team has the knowledge of specific rehabilitation and muscle performance issues to regain function and return patients their daily lives quickly. Dr. Jaskwhich explains that they treat athletes of all ages, “We tend to see folks that are more active in their forties and fifties with knee injuries like a torn meniscus and ligament.”

Lowcountry Ortho physicians not only take care of athletes in the exam room, but from the sidelines as well. Dr. McCoy is a member of the Wellness Committee at Ashley Ridge High School and Philip Simmons, and Dr. Spearman is a consulting physician for Summerville High School student athletes. In addition, Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to be the expert for Friday Night Rivals (FNR) an WCIV. Epic match ups from high school football teams across Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties feature our award-winning provider’s expert advice from the sidelines. Learn how to prevent, diagnosis and treat common sports injuries from our team.

By adopting new technologies and developing new techniques, orthopaedic surgeons at Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provide patients innovative surgical and nonsurgical techniques. Call 843 -793-6785, or walk-in or limp-in to 1951 Clements Ferry Road on Fridays and Saturdays to be seen immediately at the Black and Blue Clinic. Additional practice locations include Summerville, North Charleston, Moncks Corner and an outpatient surgery center with MRI.