Dec 6, 2023UAB Sports & Exercise Medicine opens new clinic
The University of Alabama-Birmingham Sports and Exercise Medicine service line opens its new clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands on Monday. It moves from its former location on the first floor to a newly renovated clinical space on the third floor.
The expansion offers patients greater accessibility to existing clinical programs by housing multiple services in one space, like non-operative and surgical sports medicine. It also welcomes numerous sub-specialties, including sports nutrition, cardio sports medicine, exercise in pregnancy, and physical medicine and rehabilitation in sports.
The state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary facility features 22 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, two x-ray rooms (shared with Family and Community Medicine), and an exercise room crafted for patient rehabilitation. The clinic offers same-day bracing services to provide immediate support and care to injured patients. Furthermore, it is now equipped to offer dynamic imaging. FDA-approved, the low-dose X-ray imaging technique captures 20 seconds of anatomy in motion, providing doctors valuable insights into patient health.
Each Sports and Exercise Medicine provider will have at least one, half-day clinic in the new space. This team of skilled physicians is knowledgeable in ultrasound-guided diagnostic procedures for noninvasive visualization of deep tissue structures within the body. New, hand-held ultrasound devices afforded to providers will enable them to diagnose a broader spectrum of medical conditions.
“We are excited to open this new, state-of-the-art sports and exercise medicine clinic,” says Amit Momaya, M.D., Section Chief of Sports Medicine. “This is the clinic in Alabama that truly provides a comprehensive approach to our patients by delivering non-surgical and surgical treatments, nutritional plans, psychological assessments, biologic injections, and performance enhancement evaluations in one area.”
From weekend warriors to elite professional athletes, UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine is committed to serving active individuals of all proficiency levels. Its primary mission in creating this cutting-edge clinic is to deliver comprehensive care to a diverse patient population.
*This is an issued press release from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.