Your team can’t win the game without players in every position. Each might have a unique set of skills and a different function within the game, but all of the players on the team have the same goal. At the Spine Institute Northwest, that’s the approach we take to healthcare. Our specialists work as a team, bringing together their distinctive areas of expertise and experience to treat you not just as a patient but as a whole person.
The Sports Medicine Clinic at the Spine Institute Northwest complements our focus on understanding and treating pain. With emphases on preventative care, proper rehabilitation, and restoration of function, our sports medicine practitioners don’t just help you overcome an existing injury — we also want to help you understand how you can avoid re-injury and stay healthy on and off the field. And when chronic back pain is a symptom of an injury or illness to another part of the body, our multiple specialists coordinate to provide care that treats both the symptom and the source of the pain.
How We Can Help
The Sports Medicine Clinic at the Spine Institute Northwest can diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries throughout the body. We address medical issues from head to toe, including:
- Head: Concussion
- Neck: Cervical spine pain, herniated discs
- Shoulders: Bursitis, tendonitis, labral tears, overhead throwers
- Back: Injured discs, pulled muscles, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, weakness, nerve pain
- Arms, Elbows, Wrists, and Hands: Carpal Tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), bursitis, fractures
- Hips: Labral tears, dysplasia, bursitis, arthritis, impingement
- Knees: Meniscus tears, patellar tendonitis, runner’s knee, patellofemoral syndrome, arthritis, bursitis, and ACL, PCL, and LCL injuries
- Feet and Ankles: Sprains, fractures, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
We offer many innovative treatment options in the field of sports medicine, including regenerative therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, as well as physical therapy, therapeutic injections, and other minimally invasive procedures.
Abimbolu Makinde, MD
Dr. Bim Makinde, a sports-medicine specialist and former Seattle University basketball player, joined the Spine Institute Northwest team in August 2015. Dr. Makinde’s extensive sports medicine training, as well as his own experience as an athlete, have made him one of the top sports medicine and musculoskeletal specialists in our area.
Cydne Marckmann, ARNP
Board-certified Nurse Practitioner Cydne Marckmann uses her more than fifteen years’ experience in primary care, women’s health, and sports medicine to partner with patients in creating plans to address their individual healthcare needs. In addition to her expertise in preventative care, acute injuries and illnesses, and chronic conditions, Marckmann has also worked with nationally-recognized concussion centers and consulted with local schools on the diagnosis and care of athletes with head injuries. Read Nurse Marckmann’s paper Concussion as a Public Health Concern
Seth Miller, ATC
Certified athletic trainer and patient care coordinator Seth Miller brings our team his experience both working with patients in the clinic and providing medical coverage on the sidelines at high school and collegiate games in the Pacific Northwest. Miller is adept at working one-on-one with patients as well as coordinating efforts with trainer, coaches, and medical practitioners to help patients get back in play.