To truly understand the Maryland Sports Medicine Center, all you have to do is walk in the door.
From the moment you walk into the Maryland Sports Medicine Center in Olney, Maryland, you are reassured that you have come to the right place. To your right, painted four feet tall, is the United States Olympic logo. Just beyond the logo, you can peak through the windows into the Physical Therapy center, always buzzing with activity. The walls of every room at MDSMC are adorned with framed photos from grateful teams, athletes, and patients. All are inscribed with thanks and tributes to Dr. Higgins and his team. From peewee to Olympic teams, from All-Americans, All-Pros and Olympic Champions, each photo finds a personal way to say, “Thank You, Dr. Higgins”.
For Dr. Higgins, it’s been 25+ years of getting patients back in the game. His goal is to get you healthy again–back to competing, back to exercising, back to living life pain-free. Getting you back to normal is the primary objective of Dr. Higgins and the Maryland Sports Medicine Center team. The proof of that is captured beautifully in the hundreds of framed photos greeting you upon your arrival.
David L. Higgins, MD
Dr. Higgins received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney and the Catholic University of America. Dr. Higgins performed a fellowship in sports medicine at Hughston Orthopedic Clinic in Columbus, GA, and completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine and orthopedic surgery and has practiced in Maryland since 1991.
Dr. Higgins has served as a team physician throughout his long career. He has been the team physician for Good Counsel and American University for decades. He assisted the U.S. softball team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He began working with USA Basketball in 2000, and was named the Team USA head physician at the 2001 World University Games in Poland. Dr. Higgins would later serve as the U.S. National Field Hockey Team Director of Medicine in 2007, and the following year, he was a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee medical staff at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as a National Network Member, our fully equipped physical therapy center is staffed with knowledgeable and supportive physical therapists who guide and assess patient rehabilitation to keep patients injury-free and active.
Working very closely with Dr. Higgins is our clear advantage over standalone physical therapy clinics. Dr. Higgins works on each case with the assigned therapists to ensure that the patient’s progress is on schedule and that the patient is reaching their full potential.
Our Care Philosophy
The Maryland Sports Medicine Center provides physical therapy, orthopedic care and rehabilitation therapy for patients with all types of sports- and work-related injuries, including muscle, tendon, ligament and bone. In addition, we specialize in post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee.
Using “hands-on” physical therapy techniques, we are able to reduce greatly patient discomfort and recovery time.
We work together as a team to develop a customized treatment plan by getting to know patients and understand how lifestyle and personal goals influence the treatment process. We aim to ensure that the patient’s progress is on schedule and complete.