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Since the late 1960s, Great Plains has been a pioneer in the prevention, evaluation and treatment of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. GPO Founder Dr. Bernard Cahill paved the way for the future of this orthopaedic sub-specialty. He was not only revered in our community, but was also respected throughout the world. Great Plains Orthopaedics continues to serve as a leader in sports medicine today.

Our skilled physicians and specialized staff work with patients to develop customized programs that promote a return to pre-injury status using the quickest and safest methods possible. We also offer professionally designed and monitored individualized exercise regimens.

Great Plains Orthopaedics is proud to be affiliated with our collegiate and professional partners.

Bradley University. We are the orthopaedic team physicians for Bradley University. Our physicians provide on-site services to evaluate and treat injured athletes. In addition, we provide medical coverage at many Bradley inter-collegiate events.


Eureka College. The Great Plains physicians serve as orthopaedic team physicians for Eureka College. We provide on-site services to evaluate and treat injured athletes in conjunction with providing medical coverage for some inter-collegiate events.


Peoria Chiefs. We have been designated as the orthopaedic team physicians for the Peoria Chiefs. Our physicians offer on-site services to evaluate and care for injured athletes, as well as provide medical coverage at many home games.


Other services offered through our Sports Medicine program include:

High school athletic visitation

Our certified athletic trainers visit participating schools on scheduled days and times to check on the schools’ injured athletes. These sessions include the evaluation, management, treatment and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. To access the athletic trainer please see your coach or athletic director and they can let you know the next time the athletic trainer will be on site.

On-field medical coverage for sporting events

Our sports medicine staff is available to be present at local sporting events to provide emergency management of severe and life threatening injuries, as well as evaluation and treatment of other injuries that occur during the contest.

Pre-season athletic screening

Our athletic training staff can provide an assessment of the musculoskeletal system to include athletes’ range of motion, flexibility, strength, balance and coordination. Recommendations will be made to correct the identified deficiencies.

After hours telephone consultation

As athletic injuries and accidents occur at inopportune times and often after normal business hours Great Plains Orthopaedics provides after hour telephone consultation, with a certified athletic trainer, for questions concerning a new non-emergency sports injury. The athletic trainer can be reached by calling the answering service at 309.677.6029. Please call 911 for emergencies or severe injuries. During this telephone consultation the athletic trainer can provide recommendations for treatment and guidance for medical follow up.

Coaching and training clinics

Our sports medicine staff is available to work with and present to community groups, coaches and schools on a variety of topics to share the latest information and assist with athlete training, conditioning and management of injuries. Call 309.676.5546 to schedule a speaker for your group.

High School athletic
teams, associations
and events we provide
services for:

  • IESA State Cross
    Country Meet
  • IESA State Track Meet
  • IHSA Boys Basketball
    State Finals
  • IHSA Softball State Finals
  • IHSA State Cross
    Country Meet
  • East Peoria Raiders
  • IVC Grey Ghosts
  • Peoria Christian Chargers
  • Peoria Notre Dame Irish
  • Princeville Princes

Downtown Peoria

• Physician Office
• Ambulatory Surgery Ctr

303 N. Wm. Kumpf Bl.
Peoria, IL 61605
P. 309.676.5546
F. 309.676.5045
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North Peoria

• Physician Office

7800 N. Sommer St.
Suite 608
Peoria, IL 61615
P. 309.676.5546
F. 309.689.9706
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