You don’t have to be a pro to be treated like one.
Steadman Hawkins Clinic has been treating professional and amateur athletes since 1993. Now it’s part of the UCHealth team, so you can get the same level of care as the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies and the U.S. Ski Team.
Steadman Hawkins Clinic was founded by Drs. Martin Boublik and Theodore Schlegel, and joined UCHealth in 2016 to become UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic – Denver. We now have even more resources to improve our world-renowned sports medicine services. You’ll get the latest surgical, non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques that professional athletes receive to everyday athletes like you. We’ll treat your injury and customize a recovery plan to keep you healthy and competitive.
Our goal is simple: deliver the highest standard of orthopedic care and personal attention to every patient. Whether you’re an injured professional athlete or just want to be able to walk again without pain, our physicians will do everything they can to help you get back in the game.
Get the same care as world-class athletes . . .
Our physicians are board-certified, fellowship-trained and part of the most highly respected orthopedics and sports medicine fellowship programs in the country. We treat high-profile athletes for whom performance is everything, so we stay on the cutting edge of orthopedics and sports medicine. Our doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, performance coaches and athletic trainers will work together to take proven treatment plans and cater them to your specific goals.
. . . all in one location
Having your doctor, physical therapist and everyone else on your treatment team in one location will go a long way toward your recovery. We’ll do everything we can to help you avoid surgery, but if it becomes necessary, we can perform many procedures on an outpatient basis in our advanced surgery center in the same building. Convenience like this makes it easier for you to get back your competitive edge.
When it comes to injury diagnosis, we see things more clearly. We use digital X-ray equipment to return superior diagnostic images. Our MRI machine is on-site, so we can obtain same-day images. This enhances our ability to provide the best care in a timely manner.
The stressors of athletic competition – or just activities of daily living – can strain and damage your muscles and joints. Come to us for complete and comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care.
What to bring
My Health Connection
My Health Connection is UCHealth’s free, easy-to-use “patient portal.” It offers patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your health. With My Health Connection, you can easily:
- Email your doctor
- Renew or refill a prescription
- View test results
- Request an appointment
- Appointment reminders
- View your medical record
We feel fortunate to have received reflections from our patients about how the doctors and staff at Steadman Hawkins have helped them. Here are some of our favorites:
“Dr. Schlegel performed a revision reconstruction to my shoulder and had a very positive experience and recovery and Dr. Metzl has treated me for a broken bone also with a positive experience and recovery. There are seemingly long wait times at both offices but that is a small price to pay for excellent medical care. I would recommend SHC Denver to anyone.”
~ Mark B.
“Well, I spent 8 months out of the doctors office/physical therapy clinic (cleared in March 2015 for my torn ACL & ended up back in the ambulance in November 2015). Luckily, Steadman was able to get me in right after my accident in November and this time – I shattered my shoulder blade. Dr. Jameson saw me for all but 1 of my appointments for this (I saw Dr. Boublik for the other appointment)… I would highly suggest either (or both!) doctors. I also highly suggest my physical therapist Caitlin O’Brien – she’s is very knowledgeable and personable!
Luckily, my shoulder was healing MUCH faster than my knee did (1 full year of recovery post injury – including a surgery that happened 5 months post-injury compared to a 4 month recovery with no surgery!). Dr. Jameson, Dr. Boublik and Caitlin were all SO great during my recovery – and they all cared that I was recovering quickly, which was nice since they all knew I wanted to get back to skiing quickly (especially after last years injury!).
Hopefully I’ll stay out of the doctors office and physical therapy clinic for at least a year but if I do get injured again – I know where I’ll be going!”
~ Kim A.
“After some initial fears, never having had major surgery before, everything about my experience with Dr Schlegel was excellent. I had a fall that resulted in a complete tear in my rotator cuff, and a SLAP tear. I was referred to Dr. Schelgel by Dr. Ray Kim, a personal friend with another group who specializes in hips and knees—so he made a personal call to Dr. Schlegel. Though Dr. Schlegel was out of town, he called me personally to talk about my MRI results. My initial consultation with another doctor with S-H left me a little nervous, so getting his second opinion was calming and crucial in my experience.
I’m now six months after surgery and the contrast is amazing. My shoulder is back to full range of motion and gaining strength each week. Guided by Dr. Schlegel’s meticulous instructions to my physical therapist, Ken Bush (a former S-H physical therapist now in private practice near me) I have an almost new shoulder. As a bonus, I also found the front desk folks and business office to be helpful and courteous each time I had dealings with them. I can’t thank Dr. Schlegel, Nate, and his entire team too much!”
~ Stephen B.
“Dr Metzl repaired my ankle 2 years ago and it is like a brand new ankle. I’ve been back to playing volleyball and doing yoga. I was in so much pain I couldn’t walk for months before the surgery and I am pain-free since. The recovery for micro fracture is long and it takes dedication to PT to recover range of motion. It took a year of PT for me, but now the ankle feels just like the other. I also sent a family member to Dr Metzl JD she’s also had a positive experience.
~ Summer W.
“A big thanks to Dr. Schlegel, his team, and my physical therapist, Dr. Sarah Hyslop, for the amazing work they did on my shoulder. A second time around- arthroscopic surgery could not have gone smoother. Five months out and I was back to playing hockey like nothing had changed. Would highly recommend, very comfortable, friendly and efficient team at SH.”
~ Thomas B.