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Dr. Jeff Kindred

Sports Medicine
Hendersonville, TN
15 years experience male

Locations

BodyGuard Sports Medicine

Hendersonville, TN

Address

225 Big Station Camp Blvd, Hendersonville, TN
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I'm a Primary Care Sports Medicine doctor practicing in Middle Tennessee. I completed my Sports Medicine fellowship training at the University of Notre Dame and currently work at Southern Sports Medicine Institute in Gallatin, TN. Biography -Board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine -Trained as a team doctor for the University of Notre Dame -Treats non-surgical sports and musculoskeletal injuries -Director of Sports Medicine at Sumner Regional Medical Center -Completed specialized training in concussion management, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy Through my residency and fellowship training I worked as team physician for several High School and College teams including Penn High School in South Bend which has over 3600 students. During my fellowship training at the University of Notre Dame I acted as a team physician for the football, basketball, women’s soccer, track and cross country teams. Since I am board certified in both family and sports medicine I can provide comprehensive care to athletes of all ages. Sumner Regional Medical Center recently named me the Director of Sports Medicine, and I'm excited to work closely with many of the local high schools and their athletic trainers in caring for our high school athletes. I treat fractures, tendonitis, arthritis, muscle and ligament injuries and any other musculoskeletal problems. I am committed to staying up to date with the latest in injury prevention and rehabilitation. My partners, Drs. Gautsch and Grutter are both excellent Orthopaedic Surgeons and are also board certified in Sports Medicine. If something needs surgery we can quickly get you in to see them and get it taken care of. I also offer new non-surgical treatment options like Platelet Rich Plasma therapy which helps accelerate the bodies own natural healing process. I have been trained in and use musculoskeletal ultrasound to image muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. This is helpful in diagnosing many injuries and also when treating with an injection as we can guide the needle right to the area of injury. Concussion management has also been an interest of mine. Together with Sumner Regional Medical Center we have successfully implemented computer testing for all of the local high school athletes (3 counties) which is very helpful when returning an athlete safely back to play after a concussion. As a lifelong athlete myself, I can understand the important role athletics can play in teaching life lessons. I will utilize all resources available to get an athlete back competing as quickly as it is safely possible.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Family Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Rested: Rest is the only way to help your brain recover from a concussion. You should avoid anything that makes symptoms worse, specifically physical and cogn... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Depends on your team and what the protocols are. Some teams may do a drug test with physicals although most will do it randomly.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Can he walk on it?: Put ice on it tonight, if he is limping or not able to bear weight on it tomorrow i would get it looked at.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
What do you enjoy?: The most important thing is to be consistent so i would go with whatever you like better- treadmill or elliptical workouts. Elliptical will be easier ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Quad muscle: This sounds like the vastus lateralis muscle which is one of the quadriceps muscles. This can be painful with a strain injury to the muscle or tendon ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Pain: Usually a meniscus tear will cause knee pain. Specifically it usually causes pain with twisting, cutting or going up or down stairs. Sometimes the kne... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Bracing: Usually an mcl can be treated with a hinged knee brace and time. Occasionally surgery is required for severe tears and often times other injuries are ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Shower: Showering after activity is the best way to keep from being stinky. Simple but it works.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Makes no difference: Although most people prefer cold water and tend to drink more if it is cold.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking with shortened str... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Back of your thigh: The hamstring muscles are three muscles that run down the back of your thigh (upper leg). They all cross the knee joint. Most hamstring injuries are u... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Exercise is all dependent upon how hard you are working, how long you are doing it and what your goals are. Certainly doing exercise while watching tv... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Lots of injuries are called "sprains". A sprain refers to stretched or torn ligament that attaches two bones together. A simple sprain usually will he... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Not using them: Muscles will shrink quickly if you don't use them.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Knee swelling is a symptom of something wrong inside the knee. A cartilage tear, a ligament tear, gout or other inflammatory processes or even just o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Usually surgery: If a meniscus is known to be torn and causing pain and problems it is probably best to have your knee scoped and the cartilage either repaired or trim... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Hmmm...: I don't believe there have been any studies on this. My instincts tell me it is probably just fine although I do wonder why you would want to wash you... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Not enough: Often when someone is put on Insulin it is because there blood sugars are not able to be controlled with diet and exercise. While losing weight and re... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Any type of resistance exercise can result in increased muscle mass and weight gain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes it can get better on its own or with a splint. If that is not helping than often a cortisone shot can be very helpful.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Several things: It could be a rotator cuff issue, a tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon), bursitis (inflammation of bursa between the tendons), or something called... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: A true tendinitis infers that there is inflammation going on. This will usually cause redness, lots of pain with use of that tendon. This is treated w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem where it inserts into the bone at the elbow. It can happen with repetitive movements of the wrist which certainly inc... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Sure: There is always other treatment options, it really depends on what ligament is injured and what you are trying to get back to doing. You should seek o... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory may help with muscle pain. The more important question is what is causing the pain and a sports medicine doctor c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: By completing a sports medicine fellowship and then taking the caq sports medicine exam offered through the abfm.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking with shortened str... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Not usually: But it is usually very painful and can get infected at times so keep an eye on it or get in to see a sports medicine specialist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Shower: Showering after activity is the best way to keep from being stinky. Simple but it works.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) are the two most common but there are several others that work through the same pathways to help inflammation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: That all depends on what is causing the pain and have you taken care of what is causing it.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kindred is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kindred is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH'S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Affiliations

American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
BodyGuard Sports Medicine
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