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Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation


Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation offers the highest level treatment in physical therapy and occupational therapy in Houston.

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Memorial Hermann Joint Centers

Memorial Hermann Joint Centers


Memorial Hermann Joint Centers across Greater Houston are here to help relieve your pain and get you back to the life you've been missing, as quickly as possible.

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IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute


The IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute provides athletes of all ages and skill levels the services they need to reach their personal athletic goals.

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Pediatric Orthopedics

Pediatric Orthopedics


At Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the affiliated team of specialists is dedicated to offering the most comprehensive care to treat a wide variety of pediatric orthopedic illness and injuries, f...

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  • Read about Kevins Story Hometown Care

    Kevin's Story: Hometown Care

    February 11, 2020

    Knowing that patients and their families prefer to receive medical care in their hometown, Brant Lipscomb, M.D., a Memorial Hermann-affiliated orthopedic surgeon and team physician for The Woodlands High School (TWHS), rode home with TWHS football player Kevin Butts and his family after Kevin was...

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  • Karl Keul

    Knee Replacement Surgery Gets Karl Back on the Golf Course

    December 28, 2019

    After knee replacement surgery, Karl was surprised how much his knee pain had diminished. He attributes this to the pre-surgery protocol that Dr. Mathis follows — taking pain medications, etc. Once he got through the eight weeks of physical therapy, Karl’s mobility increased considerably and he s...

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  • Ayala Gustov

    Double Total Knee Replacement Now I Can Enjoy More Family Fun

    October 11, 2018

    “My life turned around dramatically after total knee replacement surgery on both knees,” explains Gustavo Ayala, MD, who had the procedure done on both knees at the same time. Over a six-month period, Dr. Ayala’s condition worsened from experiencing moderate pain to battlin...

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  • Doc Monical with fish

    Grateful to Be Pain-Free, Doc Enjoys Hunting and Fishing

    July 25, 2018

    Doc Monical (“Doc”) returned from a fun four-day cruise early in 2018 with more than great memories of scenic adventures: the pain in his left leg was getting more severe. “The pain in my leg from sciatica was worse,” he recalls, “and I needed to find a solution.” Sciatica is a term that describe...

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  • Jon G

    Jon Bounces Back from Joint Pain

    December 21, 2016

    While exercising at the gym one day, Jon felt a slight twinge of pain in his neck. Thinking nothing of it, he continued his workout and daily activities. During a spring break ski trip, that slight twinge became increasingly painful with each day and he developed radiating arm pain and weakness. ...

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  • Pamela Bah - See Her Joint Center story

    September 27, 2016

    “Before my surgery, I was in constant pain. My quality of life was, like, 30%. I had to limit what I was doing. I was not able to fully participate in the kids' education. And it was just very difficult for me as a teacher. So I had to make a decision. I found Memorial Hermann Joint Center throu...

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  • Cody Kalinowski

    Down But Not Out

    January 1, 2014

    Needville High School freshman Cody Kalinowski lives for football. So it’s no wonder he was disappointed at the prospect of missing most of the season after breaking his left ulna (one of the two long bones in the forearm) during a scrimmage in late August. To the surprise of many, Cody returned ...

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  • Christian Jones

    A Strong Comeback

    January 1, 2010

    Wide receiver Christian Jones was running a route during spring practice that he had run at least 100 times before. This time, the turf held his foot and his knee twisted. The Westfield High junior went down. At first, the ESPN.com four-star recruit wasn’t sure what had happened. “It wasn’t a pai...

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