Advanced Healing


Sports medicine is a sub-specialty of orthopedics and focuses on injuries to the musculoskeletal system as they relate to athletes.

Youth Sports Medicine

Damage to a teenager’s tendons, joints, muscles, and bones from a sports injury could have lasting effects on his or her growth.

Performance Testing

Find out if you meet the criteria to be a candidate for Vasper Charleston.

complete care of sports-related injuries

Get Back To Competition

Our practice is dedicated to the complete care of sports-related injuries, offering a comprehensive program of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Whether you participate in recreational athletics or exercise to stay healthy, you can count on the same expert, personalized care that we provide for professional and collegiate level athletes. Dr. Bright McConnell, using the latest non-operative and operative treatments, helps patients regain function so they can quickly return to daily living, competition, and work. At the forefront of pioneering regenerative medicine treatments, Charleston Sports Medicine offers advanced healing treatment options for sports injuries. We treat fractures, ligament injuries (sprains), muscle and tendon injuries (strains), knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, and other injured joints.

We treat people of all ages, for problems such as plantar fasciitis and tendonitis, ACL injuries, tennis elbow, as well as cartilage problems and disorders. Many problems can be remedied with conservative care, including correctional orthotic devices. Our practice offers both X-ray and ultrasound technology in the office to diagnosis injuries. We use image-guided injection therapies including:

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.

Viscosupplementation to
cushion the joint and provide pain relief.

Joint and soft tissue cortico-steroids for muscle and joint inflammation.

Fat mesenchymal and bone marrow stem cells to promote healing and regeneration.

Elite Athlete Performance Testing

For professional athletes, FitMed’s Elite Athlete Program can give an edge in an increasingly challenging pool of athletes, who are equipped with similar training regimens, high-tech equipment, and access to expert coaches. For example, our technology can pinpoint exactly where a professional golfer is carrying body fat or displaying muscle asymmetry, which might impact balance, ability to swing or increase the potential of fatigue during a certain task.

Your Elite Athlete Profile

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test to determine the basal calories your body burns to maintain itself at rest.

Cardiometabolic Performance Test on treadmill or cycle to measure key data including peak VO2, anaerobic threshold, and the precise number of calories burned at all exercise heart rate zones.
Lactate Threshold Test to determine heart rate at lactate threshold.
Consultation with Exercise Physiologist to determine an appropriate training intensity based on performance goals.

Sports Medicine Articles

PPX™: Revolutionizing Regenerative Medicine

In the evolving landscape of regenerative medicine, Charleston Sports and Medicine leads the way, offering innovative breakthroughs in care and treatment options. The introduction of Patient Pure X™ (PPX™), the next generation of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), marks a...

MLS Laser Nonoperative Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis stands as the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions worldwide. Characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in the joints, it can lead to pain, stiffness, and swelling, making physical activity challenging. For older individual and athletes...

Youth Sports Medicine

We help teenagers with injuries caused by sports or athletic activities. These injuries could result from players bumping into each other or a teenager working the same muscles too much. A teen could also fall on a hard surface and break a bone. If untreated, damage to a teenager’s tendons, joints, muscles, and bones could have lasting effects on his or her growth.

Commonly Treated Sports Injuries In Young Athletes





Injuries To Ligaments

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