Mission & History


The mission of Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics is to provide the highest quality of both surgical and non-surgical care for the injured athlete and active adults.


Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics was founded in 2003 by Jon M. Ellis, M.D. The practice was started with the goal of providing advanced treatment of sports related injuries to all levels of athletes in the Central Texas area.

In the fall of 2005, David E. Haynes, M.D., a board certified sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, joined the practice after completing a fellowship in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

In January of 2007, Dr. Chris Miars joined the practice along with Dr. Corbett Boone in August of 2009, followed by Dr. Jaeson Courseault in 2016, primary care sports medicine specialists. They allow Southwest Sports Medicine to offer comprehensive sport medicine care; this includes services such as concussion management, pulmonary function testing, and exercise induced asthma diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Miars, Dr. Boone and Dr. Courseault are also trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound that provides improved in-office diagnostic capabilities as well as minimally invasive office treatments.

In November of 2009 Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics joined with Baylor University to become the Team Physicians for Baylor Athletics.

In February of 2013 SWSMO welcomed Hand, Wrist, & Elbow specialist Dr. Scott E. Hecox to the practice after completing his fellowship at The Hand Center of San Antonio.

The summer of 2014 brought with it a very talented and accomplished Foot & Ankle specialist from South Carolina, Dr. Paul Bednarz and with him, 14 years of orthopaedic experience. His specialties include all areas of foot and ankle reconstruction and traumatic repair to include sports injuries, bunions, toe deformities, arthritis, tendinitis, fusions, joint replacement and complex osteotomies.

In August of 2017 SWSMO welcomed Dr. David Ferguson, a specialist in total joint reconstruction, establishing the Arthritis and Total Joint Clinic of Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.

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