Sports Medicine Program

Washington Hospital Sports Medicine
Phone: (510) 248-1030

To learn more about an upcoming, free Sports Medicine & Rehab Series on 2/13/2016 for coaches, athletes, parents and athletic trainers, click here.

As more people in the Tri-City area participate in fitness activities and athletics, the need for a comprehensive sports injury treatment and prevention program continues to grow.

Washington Sports Medicine is staffed by board-certified and fellowship trained physician Russell Nord, M.D. who serves as the center's medical director.

In addition, Washington Sports Medicine is staffed with physical therapists and athletic trainers who are experienced in helping injured athletes return to their favorite sport with minimal downtime.

Sports Related Concussions

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The staff also helps patients learn how to prevent future injuries and find ways to improve current performance. Washington Sports Medicine works directly with the Washington Urgent Care, Washington Outpatient Surgery Center, Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Washington Hospital Emergency Room and other affiliates to provide a full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services.

Adult and weekend athletes aren't the only ones who need a program of this type. Washington Sports Medicine 

Washington Sports Medicine fills a growing need in our sports community for high quality medical services. Athletes and physically active people can receive quality sports medicine care right here in southern Alameda County. We're focused on getting local residents "back into the game."experts are collaborating with several area high schools and universities to give teams, coaches, and parents the guidance needed to treat young athletes, while teaching them about conditioning and injury prevention.

Our Staff

Russell Nord, M.D.

Dr. Nord is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. While, his interests focus on the knee, shoulder and hip, he treats a variety of conditions in both the athlete and non-athlete. Dr. Nord is a firm believer that often, with the appropriate therapy, the body is able to heal itself without surgery. However, when surgery is necessary, Dr. Nord typically elects for an arthroscopic or minimally invasive technique.

Dr. Nord completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at Stanford University where he took care of Stanford athletes and served as a Team Physician for the Stanford Football Team. He also provided orthopedic care for the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team.

Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Nord completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, where he was selected Executive Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Nord received his MD degree from Cornell University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and completed his undergraduate work at Duke University where he graduated summa cum laude with membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Nord currently serves as Medical Director of the Washington Township Medical Group Sports Medicine Program. In his free time, Dr. Nord is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys a variety of athletic endeavors. He is married to Kristin Nord, a dermatologist, with whom he has three young children.

Michael Goldin, M.D.

Dr. Goldin is a fellowship-trained physiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in variety of patients. He believes that the key to the successful evaluation and management of every patient is to perform a thorough history and physical examination. After reviewing his findings and treatment options, he and his patients make a mutual decision on how to proceed. Treatment typically includes the correction of biomechanical deficits through detailed and focused physical therapy, possible short courses of pain medications, and various types of injection procedures. He performs traditional injections that historically have involved steroids to help with inflammation, and also has an interest in more novel growth factor injections that use the body’s own growth factors to help heal various injuries. In addition, Dr. Goldin is trained in electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He can use these when appropriate in order to make a diagnosis and determine appropriate treatment.

Dr. Goldin earned his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and went on to do his internship at Tucson Hospital Medical Education Program in Arizona. During his physiatry residency at Stanford, he found that his main interests were in understanding functional anatomy and applying this knowledge to help all patients maximize their function. During his senior year, he ran a free musculoskeletal clinic for the uninsured patients in the area. Here he was able to teach junior residents and medical students and to treat a population that required this kind of care. Dr. Goldin’s residency honors include the top score on the annual self-assessment exam during his third year and the top score on the electrodiagnostics examination in his final year. His article, “Tendinopathy: A Review of the Pathophysiology and Evidence for Treatment”, is about the treatment of a variety of tendon problems, and it appeared in The Physician and Sports Medicine in September, 2013.

Dr. Goldin has played several sports throughout his life, including tennis, soccer, basketball, skiing, and boxing, to name a few. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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