Welcome to Idaho Sports Medicine Institute

Our founder, George A. Wade, MD, established Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI) in 1978. We are located on the Boise State University campus but are a private office created to provide specialized care to patients with active lifestyles. The staff at ISMI is comprised of Board Certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and a primary care sports medicine physician, as well as an exercise physiologist, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, and radiologic technologists.

This team approach assures that each patient receives a comprehensive treatment plan based on his or her specific needs. ISMI provides treatment of acute injuries, preventive care, training programs, coaches’ education and athletic event coverage. In addition, we offer athletic testing and performance services, including VO2 max, lactate threshold testing, isokinetic strength evaluations and body composition testing.

Our philosophy at ISMI has always been to get each patient back to his or her sport as soon as possible. A heavy emphasis on rehabilitation often allows the patient to improve without having to undergo surgery. Our motto: “You don’t play sports to get fit, you get fit to play sports.”