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Palmetto Health USC

Palmetto Health USC Medical-Group Orthopedic Center, more than 40 surgeons and physicians continue to work together to fulfill their vision of offering the full spectrum of orthopedic care while keeping quality and affordability in mind. Each physician is an orthopedic specialist in one of the following areas: Foot and Ankle, Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Spine, Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity.

This group is focused on continuously improving community outreach, research and education. They provide complete care to a large number of middle schools, high schools, colleges, and other athletic groups through the Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer program. The commitment of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Orthopedic Center is to impact orthopedic care through research, education and specialization. Each physician is committed to leadership, innovation, and the ultimate patient experience in orthopedics.

Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center brings together the legacy practices of:

  • Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeons of South Carolina
  • Palmetto Health Orthopedics
  • Premier Orthopedic Specialists
  • Sumter Orthopaedic Associates
  • USC Orthopaedics

Our care teams are led by specialists who guide your treatment from diagnosis to recovery, and the clinical research and innovative procedures performed here are designed to make you new.

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Apex Athletic Performance

Led by Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center physicians, personal trainers, physical therapists, certified strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists and researchers, our athletic training and sports performance programs help prepare athletes physically and mentally for intense competition.

Serving Columbia and Lexington, our comprehensive and scientific approach to athletic training and exercise is unmatched by any other program across the Midlands of South Carolina.

Apex offers athletes:

  • Experienced coaches who have trained D-1 and D-2 college and professional athletes
  • A registered dietitian with high school and collegiate sport psychology knowledge to lead sports nutrition programs
  • Biomechanics technology for sport-specific scientific evaluations and insights
  • Sports Performance
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Accelerated Therapy

Sports Performance

Using a science-based analysis of each individual’s sport and position, certified strength and conditioning coaches and functional movement specialists will develop personalized training plans.

Sports Science

PhD-level functional movement specialists perform precise evaluations to teach athletes how to apply

the principles of biomechanics and physiology to improve agility and build strength.

Sports Nutrition

A training program isn’t complete without a balanced diet to fuel athletes and ensure enough energy for competition. Athletes work with a registered dietitian nutritionist to learn what and how to eat before, during and after competition, as well as during down time.

Accelerated Therapy

A medically supervised program to help athletes transition from their post-surgical physical therapy to a higher intensity regimen that will prepare them to return to their sport. Physical therapists work one-on-one with each athlete using sport-specific rehabilitation techniques in an intense, competitive and athletic environment.

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