Sports medicine

Sports injuries come in all shapes and sizes, just like athletes. So we treat a full range of sports injuries for athletes of all ages, sports and levels of competition. Our goal is to return you to the game as quickly and as safely as possible, whether it’s pickup pickleball or varsity tennis.

Our highly trained sports medicine team is led by Thomas Mullin, MD, a board-certified family physician specializing in Sports Medicine. His experience spans the breadth of acute and chronic conditions related to living an active lifestyle, from injuries to the musculoskeletal system to arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. He is also an expert in concussion management, a concern for young athletes and adults alike, and a unwavering advocate for sports safety.

Sports medicine-related injuries are seen in Mora, Hinckley and Pine City. To learn more, call Welia Health at 320.679.1313 or schedule an appointment using MyChart.

When to see a Sports Medicine specialist

  • Arthritis care
  • Casting, bracing and splinting
  • Concussion evaluation and management – including ImPACT® testing
  • Free Concussion Insurance Program through the MN State High School League
  • Evaluation, management, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
  • Fracture care
  • General medical problems in athletes
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Overuse injuries and stress fracture care
  • PRP therapy
  • Soft tissue injury care including tendinitis, bursitis and synovitis
  • Sprains and strains care
  • Steroid and synvisc injections using ultrasound guidance

Meet our Sports Medicine team

  • Thomas Mullin, MD
  • Jake Ellingson, PT, MSPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • Sami Bednar, MS, LAT, ATC, primarily works with Dr. Mullin in clinics
  • Brittany Hesse, MS, LAT, ATC, primarily works with Dr. Mullin in the clinics
  • Tember Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC
    Primarily covers Hinckley-Finlayson High School
  • Becky Zelenco, MS, LAT, ATC, primarily covers Pine City High School
  • Jill Bednar, LAT, ATC, primarily covers Ogilvie High School
  • Luke Keranen, LAT, ATC, primarily covers East Central High School
  • Emily Richardson, LAT, ATC, primarily covers Mora High School
  • Kelly Linder, PT, DPT, MS
  • Drew Lossiah, MS, LAT, ATC providers coverage at multiple sites