Sports Medicine rehabilitation helps athletes recover from injury and return to their activities as safely and quickly as possible. At Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS), our Sports Medicine clinical specialists, athletic trainers, and ImPACT™ credentialed consultants treat the full spectrum of sport-related injuries from head to toe, such as concussions, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, knee ligament and cartilage injuries, Achilles tendonitis, and spine injuries.

Sports Medicine Services at Saint Alphonsus

  • Sports injury management and rehabilitation
  • Post-injury and surgical rehabilitation
  • Individualized strength, conditioning, and agility programs
  • Injury prevention programs and classes

Offered at most STARS locations.

Saint Alphonsus Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Saint Alphonsus Orthopedic Sports Medicine Providers have the knowledge, training, expertise, and experience to diagnose various sports medicine conditions.

Saint Alphonsus Health System provides a full continuum of orthopedic care to residents of the Boise metro area, Baker City, Oregon, and beyond. Patients throughout the region have access to high-quality orthopedic services that focus on getting them back to their normal activity level. To find out more, visit Saint Alphonsus Orthopedic Care.

At Saint Alphonsus, our sports medicine specialists work closely to ensure you receive the right treatment for a fast and safe recovery. Whether you’re a student-athlete with a torn ACL or a senior who wants to return to golf, our team of physicians, physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers will tailor a recovery plan right for you to get you back to performing at your best. Additionally, visit the Saint Alphonsus Sports Medicine page to learn more.

What is an Athletic Trainer?

Idaho Sports Medicine for Athletic Trainers

Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who work under the direction of a physician who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries (acute and chronic) and sports-related illnesses. They also act as first responders to an emergency under the direction of a physician.

We currently have arrangements with several high schools at Saint Alphonsus Sports Medicine.

When providing medical coverage for high schools, clubs, or events, the duties include:

  • Prepping the student-athletes for practice or competition
  • Assessing and treating them if they happen to sustain an injury
  • Helping to coordinate higher medical care with a physician
  • Deciding if the student-athlete can safely return to activity

Sometimes, a student-athlete wants to return to a game after sustaining an injury and doesn’t understand why he/she is being kept out. Having an Athletic Trainer on the sidelines takes the pressure off the coaches to make these tough decisions. Athletic Trainers educate and communicate with each student-athlete, coach, and parent when an injury occurs to guide the athlete as quickly and safely as possible toward healing and return to play.

Outside of patient care, Athletic Trainers educate the public on topics such as concussions, strength and conditioning, the prevention and rehabilitation of various injuries, and seasonal weather-related activity issues.

Community Outreach in Southern Idaho

Saint Alphonsus is the only Level II Trauma Center in Southern Idaho.

Our STARS sports medicine specialists work with numerous adult and youth-organized sports teams throughout the Treasure Valley. Our athletic trainers and physical therapists collaborate with fellowship-trained orthopedic and emergency physicians to provide comprehensive medical coverage at community sporting events. Athletes can feel confident they will receive the best care possible from our Sports Medicine team and healthcare partners, which include Saint Alphonsus Health System and Idaho Emergency Physicians.

Saint Alphonsus is the only level II trauma hospital in Idaho, and Idaho Emergency Physicians includes a highly trained group of physicians and specialists from Primary Health, Family Residency of Idaho, and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. In collaboration with STARS, this comprehensive team of medical professionals provides unparalleled Sports Medicine coverage for our Treasure Valley and surrounding communities.

STARS Provides Sports Medicine for Idaho Schools and Organizations

If your organization is interested and needs Sports Medicine Coverage from Saint Alphonsus, please call Kate Mason at (208) 367-4250 or email

You can also learn more about our concussion program below: