Don’t let Your Sports Injuries Go Untreated

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It’s interesting to note that we have so many golf courses in Southwest Florida that if you lay them all out tee to pin, they will line the entire state. Unfortunately, along with the great game of golf come occasional sports injuries. Here in Fort Myers, FL, due to golf and many other outdoor sports, there are sports injuries happening every minute of the day. The Orthopedic Center of Florida offers Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers sports medicine services that includes testing, reconstructive surgery, non-surgical treatments, pain management, laser treatment and physical therapy. With so many beautiful tennis courts and over 800 breathtaking golf courses from Sarasota to Marco Island, we know you want to enjoy yourself, 

but every time you step onto the road, court, course, or field, your body is subject to injury.


Perhaps you have an injury from years ago that​’s become aggravated and/or ultimately gives out. For some, it may be a subtle movement that suddenly causes pain.  Whatever your condition or injury,  OCF’s Bonita Springs and Fort Myers sports medicine physicians are here to help.




Sports Medicine Doctors at OCF-

Here is a list of the doctors that treat specific orthopedics:



Shoulder, Hip and Knee Doctor

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery of Shoulder and Knee. Dr. Farmer specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, in addition to primary joint replacement of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of fractures. Dr. Farmer was the first physician in the area to perform an Osteochondral allograft transplant for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee. Currently he is one of the only surgeons who routinely performs full arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.


Shoulder and Knee Doctor

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee. Dr. Mehalik has introduced several new advances in surgical treatment to our area, including meniscus allograft transplantation, arthroscopic shoulder instability reconstruction and all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. His success with rotator cuff problems is unparalleled, having performed more all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs than any surgeon in the region. Dr. Mehalik’s most recent impressive achievement has allowed him to perform total shoulder replacement in the outpatient setting over the last 4 years.


Hand and Upper Extremity Doctor

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery. Since moving to beautiful Fort Myers, Dr. Collins has focused her practice on reconstruction and rehabilitation of traumatic injuries and arthritic conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow, nerve and tendon injuries, work related conditions, and congenital differences of the hand and upper extremity. She accepts patients of all ages, including children, and works closely with several area certified hand therapists.


Foot and Ankle Doctor

Double board certified foot and ankle surgeon who treats all types of foot and ankle conditions in both the adult and pediatric population. He is a pioneer in his field and specializes in Achilles tendon problems, sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery, ligament repair and bunion correction. One of the few podiatrists in the country who has attained double Board Certification in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He is a national educator and lectures around the country to both Podiatrist and Orthopedic Surgeons teaching cutting edge surgical techniques.



Hand and Upper Extremity Doctor

Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Hand and Upper Extremity Care. Dr. Leavitt was born in Richmond, VA and raised on Long Island. He received his Bachelor’s degree in physics from Brown University and his medical degree from Columbia University. He did a surgical internship at LA County-USC Medical Center and his orthopedic surgery residency and chief residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. After serving as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, he did a fellowship in hand surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.


Other common sports injuries in Fort Myers regularly occur to the feet.  Whether on the court, the course, or even in the gym, foot injuries become more frequent, especially for those over 50.  If you find yourself in need of foot doctors in Fort Myers, the Orthopedic Center of Florida is here for you.

The Full Package – One Practice that specializes in every step of your recovery.

At The Orthopedic Center of Florida, we are not just Orthopedic doctors. While we have an expert staff of some of the best Orthopedic doctors in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, Florida, we also have pain management specialists, a Neurologist and a full rehabilitation and physical therapy clinic. We fix the condition you have, we then will treat the discomfort while you heal and then we have the team to physically get your body strong again and back to normal. We realized that having the full team of specialists under one roof is both efficient for the patient and the physicians.

If you need physical therapy and sport medicine in Fort Myers, you have come to the right place.  Check out our complete list of foot doctors, back and spine doctors and hip and shoulder doctors. Schedule an appointment today!