Driven by its mission, St. Francis has established itself as a leader in health care in the region, especially in the sports medicine arena. Led by Dr. Thomas DiStefano, the St. Francis Sports Medicine program is the premier provider for the evaluation and treatment of sports-related illness and injury in Northwest Missouri.
As the only board-certified, fellowship trained, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon between Kansas City and Omaha, Dr. DiStefano and his staff bring an unprecedented amount of experience and skill to the area.
In addition to Dr. DiStefano, the Sports Medicine Team includes two certified nurse practitioners and two certified athletic trainers. They provide game coverage to 18 area high schools, attending over 300 sporting events each year. Very rarely will you be at a sporting contest in Northwest Missouri where you don't see one of the sports med team members or an athlete impacted by them.
A Walk-In Sports Clinic is available throughout the year, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM during football season, to serve the needs of area athletes. To complete the full spectrum of sports medicine care, St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine provides comprehensive rehabilitation and conditioning programs for any athlete. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, outreach athletic trainer, and sports acceleration services are available from a highly qualified, experienced staff.