Sports Medicine

Western Massachusetts has a uniquely active population, involved in a vast diversity of sports. The Sports Medicine team at Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is dedicated to keeping you performing at the level you desire, always able to give your best. We pride ourselves on our holistic approach, tailoring a treatment regimen to your specific needs and goals as an individual.

Our fellowship-trained sports medicine practitioners have experience working with a broad spectrum of patients, including professional athletes, active duty military, local law enforcement and collegiate student athletes. We are actively involved in taking care of student athletes at UMass-Amherst, Smith College, Westfield State University, Springfield College, Amherst Regional High School, Easthampton High School and Northampton High School.

Conditions and injuries treated

Upper Body
  • Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Frozen shoulder/ adhesive capsulitis
  • Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit
  • Labral tears
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Multidirectional instability
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Subacromial impingement syndrome
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear
  • Valgus extension overload syndrome
Lower Body
  • Knee
    • Meniscus tears
    • ACL injuries
    • PCL injuries
    • MCL Tear
    • Osteochondritis dissecans
    • Patella/quadriceps tendon tear
    • Patellofemoral syndrome
    • IT band syndrome
    • Oschgood-Schlatter’s disease
  • Hip
    • Hip labral tear
    • Femoroacetabular impingement
    • Trochanteric bursitis
    • Snapping hip
    • Stress fractures
  • Foot/Ankle
    • Ankle sprain
    • Posterior tibialis tendonitis
    • Severs disease
    • Turf toe
  • Exercise induced compartment syndrome

Nick Heafey: Student athlete, Northampton, '19

I started playing sports at a very early age. Baseball, basketball and soccer are my favorites. I’d say baseball is my favorite of all; it’s truly a team sport with a great atmosphere, and the outcome is usually defined by individual matchups!

Toward the end of the 2015 baseball season, I started experiencing pain in my elbow. This likely was from overuse coupled with my body going through a significant growth spurt. It wasn’t going away, so my parents and I thought I should get it looked at.

We went to see Dr. Fallon at Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in West Hatfield. Dr. Fallon diagnosed my elbow pain as an inflamed growth plate and instructed me to shut it down for the rest of the 2015. He also provided me with stretching and throwing exercises to start the 2016 season.

Today, my arm feels fantastic, and I am back to my normal baseball playing routine. My advice to other athletes is to listen to your body.  If you feel pain, especially in your arm, give it a rest. If it continues, seek out medical help.

Young male baseball player helped by doctors at Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, West Hatfield, MA 01088.