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Sports Health Northwest, Inc

David N Westerdahl, MD

Sports Medicine Physician & Non-Operative Orthopaedic Specialist located in Portland, OR

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About us

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Sports Health Northwest is a premier sports medicine and injury clinic located in Portland, Oregon. Dr. David Westerdahl, MD, FAAFP, RMSK, founder of Sports Health Northwest, treats athletes and active individuals of all ages participating in all types of sports.


Specializing in sports injuries, non-surgical orthopedics, and interventional orthopedics, Sports Health Northwest works closely with each patient, providing individualized treatment plans to reduce pain, enhance healing, accelerate recovery, and help them resume their active lifestyle.


The sports medicine clinic offers comprehensive care for sports injuries resulting in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, foot, or ankle pain, as well as other injuries including accidents, work injuries, degenerative, and overuse conditions like arthritis and tendonitis.  The clinic also provide non-surgical care for broken bones (fractures).  Sports Health Northwest's work is in the area of interventional orthopedics utilizing ultrasound guided procedural techniques to replace more invasive surgical procedures where possible.  


Sports Health Northwest utilizes the most innovative nonsurgical treatments available to heal injuries and chronic joint conditions, utilizing needle based procedures including hyaluronic acid injections, orthobiologics, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).


The sports medicine and injury clinic also performs percutaneous tenotomy/fasciotomy for tendon or muscle inflammation.


At Sports Health Northwest, patients come first.  We provide the best care by developing trusting, thoughtful relationships while using the most advanced tools and techniques available.


Call Sports Health Northwest, or schedule an appointment online today.



Our goal is to provide effective, individualized care for our orthopedic and sports injured patients throughout Portland and the pacific northwest. We are an experienced and highly trained team providing accurate diagnoses and evidence-based treatments for our patients with sports injuries and orthopedic conditions with the goal of informing and empowering the patient through the healing process. We achieve optimal outcomes for our patients through a multidisciplinary, team approach, and building healthy relationships with our patients.



We prioritize your needs, and offer the latest innovations in non-surgical injury healing.

We desire to help you preserve your joints, health, and active lifestyle.

We embrace excellence and continuous improvement.

We strive to develop strong relationships with all our patients.

We communicate empathically and provide a supportive environment with the goal of helping you recover faster so you can get back to doing the things you love.


Our Technology

Portland's Premier INJURY RECOVERY CLINIC using the latest in Non-Surgical sports medicine.


Sports Medicine Physicians - We Understand You

Sports Medicine Physicians - We Understand You

What to Expect at our Sports Injury Clinic | A Patients’ Journey Letter from the Clinic Director

Dear Visitor :



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Accepted Insurances

For your convenience, Sports Health Northwest, Inc accepts most major insurance plans. Click on "View full list of companies" to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office at 503-747-6376

Automobile Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Choice Health
Health Net
Medicare Advantage
Moda Health
Pacific Source
Providence Health Plans
United Healthcare

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Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Westerdahl was awesome. He spent a lot of time with me, answered all my questions and was so kind."

    Paulette R.
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    "Dr Westerdahl made me feel comfortable and took his time with me. I feel very comfortable recommending him."

    MrMike B.
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    "Did not feel rushed from stepping in the clinic. Everyone listened, cared, and followed up. Definitely will be back with all ortho needs!"

    Katie L.
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    "The whole office was super friendly and professional. I felt like they really listened to me! Plus, very covid safe!!"

    Julie A.
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    "Fast, efficient, and friendly! I stopped by to get a COVID test and they made the entire experience smooth and hassle-free."

    Clinton W.
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    "I've seen Dr. Westerdahl for two separate sports injuries now. He has been incredibly thorough, patient, and very informative at every visit."

    Victoria P.
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    "Highly recommend this facility and staff!!"

    Chalecia M.


Sports Health Northwest, Inc
12672 NW Barnes RD, STE 100
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-747-6376
Fax: 503-530-8406

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