417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Springfield, MO
Dr. Gifford started 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics to help patients recover from musculoskeletal damage, including arthritis, sports injuries, and acute injuries, without surgery. Serving patients throughout Springfield, Kansas City, and beyond, the practice provides comprehensive care under one roof.
In addition to a wide selection of diagnostic testing, such as ultrasounds and X-rays, Dr. Gifford performs a number of innovative treatments, including orthopedic urgent care, onsite. He can see patients in need of surgery and refer them to the appropriate center.
From treatments like 3D-printed custom casting to hyaluronic acid injections, 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics has all of the treatments patients need to recover and enjoy lasting relief from pain.
To schedule an appointment or receive orthopedic urgent care with Dr. Gifford, call 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics at 417-771-3147 or book online. You can also visit the orthopedic walk-in clinic today.
Eric Gifford, MD, is a board-certified sports medicine and family medicine physician. Dr. Gifford is the founder of 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Springfield, Missouri.
Dr. Gifford’s passion for sports medicine and orthopedics started long before his medical career. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he even opened his own motorcycle shop. As a motocross enthusiast, Dr. Gifford suffered his fair share of musculoskeletal injuries growing up.
His experience and his expertise make him uniquely qualified to care for all types of musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. Eventually, Dr. Gifford recognized his talents to serve his community better as a physician and quickly enrolled in the Medical University of the Americas in Charlestown, Nevis, where he served as the student body president.
After earning his Doctor of Allopathic Medicine degree, Dr. Gifford completed his family medicine residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee. He later completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.
Nathan is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and Athletic Trainer. Most of his work experience has been in orthopedics. When he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.
Holly is our physician assistant. She graduated from Des Moines University Physician Assistant Program in 2005 and has worked as a Physician Assistant for the last 16 years. Most of her work experience has been in orthopedics. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Greg is our clinic manager, athletic trainer, and performance and rehab specialist! He manages the day to day operations of the clinic. As a graduate of Central College and the University of Iowa, he has over 20 years of athletic training/sports medicine experience with all levels from 5th grade to Division I athletics. In his free time he enjoys spending time outside and being active. He especially enjoys kayaking, Pickleball and shooting sports. He also loves seeing his two kids grow.
Shelly is our front office assistant. She graduated from Central High School and attended OTC. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her kids.
Matt Loyd is a Certified Athletic Trainer with a Masters degree in Athletic Training. He is FMS certified as well as Rock tape certified. After completing his undergraduate degree at Central Methodist University while being a collegiate athlete, he received his masters degree from Missouri State University in 2017 with an emphasis on human movement and the neurodevelopmental sequence. He has 6 years of experience in an outpatient clinic setting in all phases of the rehab process. Matt enjoys training, fishing, hunting and farming in his free time. Matt heads up EVOLUTION SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING.