Sports Medicine - Core Health Partners, CHP

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession. Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer.

An athletic trainer is a certified and licensed health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession. Athletic trainers (ATs) typically render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician.

The responsibilities of the ATC as a physician extender may include the following: injury assessment, injury prevention and patient education, patient scheduling, surgical assistant, communicating with other health care entities, and the rehabilitation of injuries. In many cases, the ATC can simply bridge the gap between the patient’s office visit and formal physical therapy, allowing the patient to begin the rehabilitation process immediately.

Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition is a CORE component for the success of any athlete. Core Health Partners has developed a Core Sports Nutrition program that is designed to help athletes of all ages reach their top performance. The energy required for living and physical activity comes from the food we eat and fluid intake. Macronutrients in the following food groups supply the energy essential to optimal body function. Competitive athletes turn to sports nutrition to help them achieve their goals. Examples of individual goals could include gaining lean mass, improving body composition, or enhancing athletic performance. Training programs require a well-designed diet for competitive athletes. Research shows a balanced nutrition plan should include sufficient calories and healthy macronutrients to optimize athletic performance. Core Health Partners offers access to top nutrition specialist who are licensed medical professional who fully understand the individualized prescriptive diet needs for each athlete to reach their peak performance. Core Health Partners sport nutritionist are available in a small group settings for a team, or on a one on one individual basis. The Sports Nutrition program covers a general overview of the follow topics; Eating for Exercise/Athletic Performance, Eating for Endurance, Eating for Strength, Eating for Competition, and Hydration. However the Sports Nutrition program can be transformed and customized to meet the needs of any team sport or individual athlete. This program is also available in telehealth, delivered to the team or the athlete through technology in an interactive format.

Medical experts from Healthcare Network toured the Core Health Partners’ Center for Health Performance Lab and the Sanchez Tennis Academy in Naples, Florida. The tour formulated and led by Andrew Nieves and Carolina Figley connects HCN, ESTA, and CHP bridging the clinic to our community. Dr. Adele De Vera, Dr. Anzalone and HCN will serve as the source for pediatric and primary care services at the Emilio Sanchez Tennis Academy. Sports Medicine injury prevention and oversight is partnered with Dr Patrick Joyner at Orthocollier (not pictured).This partnership allows for comprehensive access to medical services to the international student athletes that attend this Academy. In addition to these services the community can also utilize the Center of Health Performance with a medical referral or as a cash paying patient. The entire spectrum of therapy including medical nutrition for the athlete is available at this location.

Shown in the photo (L to R)

Andrew Nieves: Director of Sports Medicine at the Emilio Sanchez Tennis Academy
Dr. Anzalone: Vice President of Clinical Business Development for Healthcare Network
Dr. Adele De Vera: Pediatrician for Healthcare Network
Dr. Figley: Chief Clinical Officer for Core Health Partners

Fee Schedule for Athletic Training Services

Athletic Training (1-session Evaluation of Injury)

Price $85.00 approximately 45-minutes

Evaluation of injury (CPT Code 97161)

Athletic Training (1 Session Therapeutic Exercise)

Price $85.00 approximately 60-minutes

Therapeutic Exercise (CPT 97110) is delivered under the direction and supervision of a certified athletic trainer who designs an exercise program specifically centered on improving performance to the pre-injury status.

Athletic Training (1-Session Ultrasound)

Price $25.00 15-minutes one-unit

Therapeutic ultrasound (CPT Code 37035) is a deep heating modality that produces a sound wave of 0.8 to 3.0 Mhz. In the human body, ultrasound has several pronounced effects on biologic tissues. It is attenuated by certain tissues and reflected by bone. Thus, tissues lying immediately next to bone can receive an even greater dosage of ultrasound, as much as 30% more. Because of the increased extensibility ultrasound produces in tissues of high collagen content, combined with the close proximity of joint capsules, tendons, and ligaments to cortical bone where they receive a more intense irradiation, it is an ideal modality for increasing mobility in those tissues with restricted range of motion.

The application of ultrasound is considered medically necessary for patients requiring deep heat to a specific area for reduction of pain, spasm, and joint stiffness, and for the increase of muscle, tendon and ligament flexibility.

Specific indications for the use of ultrasound application include:

– the patient has tightened structures limiting joint motion that require an increase in extensibility; or

– the patient has symptomatic soft tissue calcification.

Athletic Training (1-Session Aquatic Exercise)

Price $50 15-minute one-unit

Core Health Partners Certified Athletic Trainer develops a personalized in pool exercise program to improve health performance. Aquatic Exercise (CPT Code 97113) under the direction of an Athletic Trainer is a focused approach to return the performance as close to the preinjury stratus.

Athletic Training (1-Session Electrical Muscle Stimulation)

Price $30.00 15-minutes one-unit

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (CPT Code 97014) often referred to as e-stim, is delivered through a certified athletic trainer who is trained to secure electrode pads to your skin and control the electrical muscle stimulation device, a console that’s either plugged into the wall or battery-operated. This machine generates electric impulses that stimulate your skeletal muscles to contract. Depending on the device’s program setting, the contractions may be barely noticeable, or they may feel, and look, like involuntary twitches. The primary purpose of e-stim therapy is to simulate what happens in the body when you voluntarily contract and release a muscle many times in a row. This process strengthens and repairs tissue, particularly muscles which have become shortened, weakened, or atrophied due to injury or disease.

Athletic Training (Taping 1 body part)

Price $20.00 approximately 15-minutes

Core Health Partners professional clinical staff oversees the taping. The taping supplies are included in the price. Appointments are preferred but walk ins are welcome.

Athletic Training (Hot/ Cold Pack)

Price $10.00 approximately 15-minutes

Core Health Partners Athletic Trainers will offer hot packs and or cold packs (CPT Code 97010).

Sports Medicine & Athletic Training Services

Core Health Partners Certified Athletic Trainers provide your athletes with high quality, professional care.

An athletic trainer is a certified and licensed health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. Athletic Training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health profession. Athletic Trainers render services or treatment, under the direction or in collaboration with a physician.

Service Fees

Injury Evaluation (other than acute) $85.00
60 Minutes Prevention/Management Training Session $85.00
15 Minutes Manual Therapy $20.00
15 Minutes Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization $25.00
E-Stim, 15 Minute Treatment $30.00
Ultrasound 7-15 Minute Treatment $30.00
Kinesiology Taping, Per Body Part $35.00

Athletic Training Services

CPT Code


Billed Amount/unit

Description of Unit

45 minutes
15 minutes
15 minutes
15 minutes
Hot pack/Cold Pack
15 minutes
Manual therapy
15 minutes
Therapeutic exercise
15 minutes
Home exercise training
30 minutes
30 minutes
Aquatic Exercise
15 minutes
1 body part

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