Athletic Medicine & Performance is a collaboration between SCL Health, Ortho Montana and Yellowstone Surgery Center, to provide sports medicine services in the communities of Southeast Montana since 1991. With a staff that includes Sports Physicians, Athletic Trainers and Rehabilitation Specialists, their services include Sports Medicine, Education, Outreach and Performance Training.
Located in Billings, Montana, Athletic Medicine & Performance (AMP) began as a collaboration between SCL Health and two orthopedic practices: Montana Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine. Their goal was to help athletes prevent injuries and, if injures did occur, to provide them the absolute best medical care. In order to do so, they offered local area high schools and colleges the opportunity to have athletic trainers work with their athletes at no cost. In addition, athletic trainers – and the physicians themselves – were on the sidelines of athletic events, ready to offer assistance when needed.
Their work in communities both large and small has helped ensure that athletes of all ages and skill levels receive the care they need to stay healthy and in the game. The performance programs has helped athletes excel in their chosen sport. Originally known as Montana Athletic Performance Program (MAPP), AMP expanded their services to offer more opportunities for healthy and injured athletes.
In 2008, the two orthopedic practices merged to form Ortho Montana, while continuing to work with St. Vincent Healthcare to offer its sports performance program. Later that year, in order to expand the outreach and service efforts of its sports medicine and performance, the group added a third partner, Yellowstone Surgery Center, and reintroduced itself as AMP, Athletic Medicine & Performance.
AMP has partnered with Beartooth Performance to provide sports performance training for students and athletes throughout the year.