Find out how to return to sports safely with our Return to Sports Playbook (PDF)
Advanced Sports Medicine Care
treating pros and prospects side by side
There’s a reason that Kaiser Permanente is your trusted authority in sports medicine. Our unique integrated care model enables instant collaboration between our physicians and care teams, and is specifically designed to lead to quicker diagnoses, more efficient treatment, and faster recoveries.
Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine provides advanced care not just for athletes, but for anyone who enjoys physical activity, helping you get back to the top of your game or simply back to the active life that you enjoy. We’re here to help you thrive.
Treatment & Specialties
Get a referral through your primary care physician so your injuries can be quickly addressed by our physicians, surgeons, and physical therapists who, together, provide unparalleled experience, leading-edge expertise, and a comprehensive spectrum of care with you at the center.
Sports Medicine Services
Physical Therapy Services
“Our sports medicine care emphasizes training and injury prevention, early intervention, and injury correction to return athletes to peak functionality as quickly as possible”
Maximize athletic performance with
the Endurance Lab
The Kaiser Permanente Endurance Lab at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento offers advanced physiological and biomechanical assessments that can be used to help improve your fitness and athletic performance. A variety of services are available to both members and non-members that can be tailored based on your personal goals.
We provide convenient access to sports medicine care in many of our Northern California facilities.
Our services are anchored by the Sports Medicine Center in Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings, and the newly opened Sports Medicine Center in our Mission Bay Medical Offices in San Francisco.
Golden 1 Center
Our flagship facility at Golden 1 Center includes a 7,000-square-foot gym, on-site imaging, nine physical therapy rooms, sport-specific rehabilitation with simulated environments, and our Endurance Lab.
Our newest Sports Medicine Center in the Mission Bay Medical Offices in San Francisco feature a 7,000-square-foot gym, nine physical therapy rooms, eight exam rooms, rehabilitation environments for a range of sports, on site-imaging, and four concussion-testing stations.
What's happening in Sports Medicine
Find out the latest on our world-class care, state-of-the-art facilities, community and professional partnerships, and more.
Sports Medicine at Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco
When David C. Young, MD , came to Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center 16 years ago, he became the first medical sports medicine physician at the center’s Orthopedics Department.read more
Back in the game: COVID-19 return to sports playbook
A multidisciplinary team of Permanente sports medicine physicians, infectious disease, and other specialists has developed the COVID-19: Return to Sports Playbook, which provides comprehensive guidance for youth, high school, and collegiate athletes to return to sports safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.read more
Back in the game
Thanks to the KP Northern California Sports Medicine program, a college basketball player is performing better than ever after a serious injury.read more
Get care like a pro
With an unparalleled amount of experience and expertise, our elite sports medicine physicians are entrusted as the official team doctors for high-profile teams — and we provide this same level of advanced treatment for each member as we do for all the star athletes in our care.