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About Towson Sports Medicine

Specializing in Physical Therapy, Towson Sports Medicine Center is the first sports center of its kind in Baltimore, established in 1984 by Baltimore Colts Team Physician and orthopaedic surgeon at Towson Orthopaedic Associates, Dr. Kenneth Gertsen. It features state-of-the-art rehabilitation for all orthopaedic injuries and orthopaedic-related problems. A division of Towson Orthopaedic Associates, TSM specialties include injury treatment programs for athletes of any age, any competitive level, from adolescent to senior, and recreational to Olympic athlete.

Read more about the programs we offer below or CONTACT US today.

Towson Sports Medicine Programs:

In addition to sports medicine, Towson Sports Medicine offers several programs designed with our patients in mind. We offer Physical Therapy services at ALL TSM locations but at our Towson “Bellona Avenue” location we also offer Aquatic Therapy. Hand Therapy is available at Bellona Avenue and Bel Air locations and, for runners and athletes, we offer helpful programs to keep you on your feet including Knee Injury Risk Reduction. Click below to read more about our programs.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is an excellent form of treatment to aid patients with increasing mobility, strength, and flexibility. Many different aquatic exercise programs can be designed, from programs for post physical therapy patients to chronic pain sufferers, as well as for those looking to lose weight and gain fitness.


Certified Athletic Trainers

Certified Athletic Training Staff - TSMAn athletic trainer is an expert at recognizing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic trainers meet qualifications set by the Board of Certification and adhere to the requirements of a state licensing board. Athletic Trainers practice under the direction of a physician…


Concussion Management

Towson Orthopaedic Associates and Towson Sports Medicine offer comprehensive concussion management for school-age children and adolescents. The program is for sports and non-sports related injuries. SCORE Program at Towson Sports Medicine: We offer four services.


Hand Therapy

Services include customized treatment programs aimed at improving an individual’s ability to participate in daily activities following injury or illness involving the hand or upper extremity. The CHT is able to evaluate, treat, and splint complex hand, wrist, and elbow injuries.



Knee Injury Risk Reduction

x-ray of a torn aclPrevent Injury and Enhance Performance: An ACL injury may sideline any athlete for 6-12 months. Knee ligament injury rates are 2-10 times higher in female athletes than in male athletes. The majority of these injuries are non-contact, occurring in sports that involve pivoting, cutting or jumping.


Pediatric Sports Medicine

The pediatric sports medicine program at Towson Orthopaedic Associates strives to serve children and adolescents by diagnosing and treating sports medicine related injuries and illnesses; preventing injuries; educating parents, coaches, and athletes on common injuries; and assisting athletes in reaching their full individual athletic potential.


Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is provided and supervised by State of Maryland licensed physical therapists. Physical therapy will aid patients in returning to an optimal level of function following injury or illness. The physical therapists use patient education, therapeutic exercise, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, and TENS, splinting and hands-on manual therapy to aid patient in their recovery goals.


Running Center

The Running Center is a program designed for runners of all ages. This program includes a complete injury evaluation, a home program specifically designed for each individual, and referrals for biomechanical gait analysis and orthotic fabrication.


Self-Pay Gym & Pool

Self-Pay Gym & Pool:  These programs run on a self-pay basis, with new sessions beginning the first week of every month and include 8 one-hour time slots for the gym/pool. Additionally, patients can sign up per session.


Sports Medicine Club (NEW!)

Towson Sports Medicine is starting a sports medicine club. We are seeking applicants for Club Presidents from local high schools, representatives are welcome from any school…


Sports Physicals

Towson Sports Medicine offers sports physicals for participation in area high school sport programs. Please watch for upcoming physicals at one or more of our TSM facilities…



8 Locations

Including: Bel Air MD, and Baltimore MD…
Click below for additional information!


Team Physician Coverage

The Sports Medicine Specialists at Towson Sports Medicine have experience treating athletes at all levels of participation – High School, College/University, and Professional Sports.


Certified Athletic Trainers

Athletic Trainers practice under the direction of a physician and are members of a health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association.


Message From Towson Sports Medicine

Towson Sports Medicine continues to address physical rehabilitation
of those in need.

We do this by restricting the number of patients in our clinics and strictly abiding by all CDC recommendations.

We are also able to offer remote services by means of phone calls and/or video conferencing.  The offering of these services is dependent on your insurance. 

Do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or would like to have your therapy needs addressed by one of our therapists at any of our locations.

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