Mercy Sports Medicine is where athletes get better. At Mercy Sports Medicine you'll find the services you or your team need to improve your performance and reach your goals.
Whether you’re looking to improve performance, promote overall health and wellness, or recover from an injury and get back to your favorite sports and activities, we have the solutions you need. Our goal is to keep athletes of all ages and abilities not only free from injury, but feeling great, and able to excel at their favorite sports and activities. Most services are conveniently located in the Mercy Sports Medicine facility in Durango.
Athletic training services
Certified athletic trainers are an integral part of the Mercy Sports Medicine team who have been serving the region’s high schools for nearly a decade. Their primary goal is injury prevention, but as allied health care professionals they also are uniquely skilled to provide event coverage and respond to, assess, and treat any injuries that occur during athletic events, including concussions.
Utilizing the ImPACT system, schools and leagues that work with Mercy Sports Medicine have access to the same tools used by professional and collegiate programs. Mercy’s athletic trainers can also coordinate the care of injured athletes if a higher level of diagnostic testing or medical intervention is needed.
- On-site baseline and post-injury concussion testing
- On-site coverage of games, events, tournaments, practices
- On-site event or clinic-based injury assessment and diagnosis
- On-site treatment
- Care coordination
Concussion care & rehabilitation
From concussion education, to pre-participation baseline neurocognitive testing, to post-concussion rehabilitation, Mercy Sports Medicine can help. Mercy Hospital’s concussion providers have received advanced training and have specialized equipment that can be used in caring for concussed athletes.
- Concussion education for athletes, coaches and parents
- Baseline and post-injury neurocognitive testing (ImPACT)
- The region’s only Credentialed ImPACT Consultants (CIC)
- On-site concussion assessment
- Care coordination with primary care and other providers
- The region’s only Concussion Center for treatment and post-concussion rehabilitation
- Supervision of post-concussion return to activity
- Neurological care for severe concussions
Fitness classes & injury prevention
Mercy Sports Medicine instructors offer a variety of programs to reduce the risk of injury, enhance performance, and promote overall wellness. From one-on-one fitness coaching, to fun and supportive group classes, we have something for everyone.
- Team and athlete education
- Physical deficiency testing (strength, balance, flexibility, mobility)
- Range of motion and gait analysis
- Sportsmetrics ACL baseline testing and injury prevention program
- Individual or team-based pre-season conditioning programs
- Sport-specific injury prevention warm-up programming
Fitness & Classes
- Core Fitness
- High Intensity Training
- Low Impact Training
- Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self
- RAD Roller Mobility
- Athletes on the Mend
Group Fitness Class Cost
- Drop in: $10 (First class FREE)
- 5 class punch pass: $45
- 10 class punch pass: $80
- 20 class punch pass: $140
Targeted Fitness Programs
In addition to the classes above, Mercy Sports Medicine offers a variety of unique programs for individuals with needs that are not typically addressed by traditional fitness offerings.
Register in Advance
- By Phone: 970-259-9530
- Register Online
STAC Mobility (Strength Training & Core)
Total body workout using circuit training and 1 min intervals. Build strength, endurance, speed, balance and mobility.
LITE or HI Core & Mobility
This class offers the best movements for improving endurance, balance, cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength using your bodyweight, dumbbells, resistance bands and RAD Roller tools for mobility. Expect a great full-body, overall conditioning and toning workout. (LITE = 30 sec Low Intensity Intervals, HI = 40 sec High Intensity Intervals).
RAD Roller Mobility
Using RAD Roller tools and other myofascial release tools, this class offers relief in motion to help with tightness, tension, and reduced movement. We are using SMR or Self Myofascial Release techniques to facilitate mobility. All abilities are welcome to learn how to increase mobility and relieve stress, tightness, and tension.
Awaken and accelerate your practice with an intro to SMR (self myofascial release) the RAD Roller tools, and a thorough flow that weaves together SMR, Asana and Pranayama. The class is appropriate for all levels with modifications given to suit individual needs.
A combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of motion movements. RAD Roller tools are used to increase your mobility and range of motion within postures.
For our patients needing sports physicals, we can connect you with our colleagues at Mercy Family Medicine or Mercy Urgent Care at Purgatory / Durango Mountain Resort.
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Specialists
The fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians at Mercy Orthopedic Associates have worked as official team physicians for some of Colorado’s top professional teams and can often be spotted on the sidelines at sport events in southwest Colorado. They are as capable and comfortable working with pro athletes as they are with youth athletes, and have treated thousands of sports injuries. Other specialists at Mercy Orthopedic Associates include fellowship-trained surgeons with sub-specialty expertise in treating injuries of the hand and upper extremity or foot and ankle. We also work closely with fellowship-trained spine surgeons who are part of Mercy Hospital’s Spine Center of Excellence.
Sports performance & nutrition
Mercy Sports Medicine’s coaches and dietitians offer services to optimize your performance and reach your goals. Whether you are seeking individual help or are a coach looking to take your team's performance to the next level, our sports performance experts can help.
Optimal performance is greatly enhanced by proper fueling before and after competition, as well as during the off season. Mercy Sports Medicine's sports dietitian provides athletes of all ages and abilities with recommendations tailored to each individual and their sport. Nutrition consultations can be tailored to the needs of individual athletes or entire teams.
- Nutrition assessment, including individual calorie and marcronutrient goals
- Whole food recommendations for training and recovery, including meal plans and recipes
- Nutrient timing for performance
- Weight loss during training
- Nutrition concerns such as diabetes, food allergies and special diets
- Body composition testing and interpretation
Mercy Sports Medicine’s coaches can help optimize your performance with sport-specific, goal-based strength and conditioning programs for teams and individual athletes of all ages and abilities.
- Performance testing and tracking
- Pre-season conditioning
- In-season maintenance
- Post-season recovery
- Off-season growth
- Gait and functional movement analysis
Rehabilitating athletes after injury is a major component of Mercy Sport Medicine. The physical therapists at Mercy Integrated Physical Therapy are athletes. They collectively have decades of experience and have cared for thousands of injured athletes. They know what it’s like to be an athlete and to be sidelined, and their goal is to return athletes to their sports and activities as quickly as medically appropriate. Mercy Sports Medicine integrates physical therapists with athletic trainers to provide athletes and active patients a seamless transition from rehab back to full function.
The Mercy Sports Medicine facility features some of the best therapeutic equipment and systems, including the state-of-the-art AlterG “anti-gravity” treadmill, GameReady cryotherapy, Normatec pneumatic recovery, and evidence-based, manual therapy treatments.
- Kinesio Taping
- Physical Therapy
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Massage Therapy
Sports Massage Therapy
We partner with skilled sports massage therapists who conveniently provide care in the Mercy Sports Medicine facility.