Watson Clinic and the Tigers: A Winning Partnership

Friday, February 8, 2019


A Message from Watson Clinic Sports Medicine/Nonsurgical Orthopaedic Specialist
Dr. Salvador Montenegro

Since 1941, Watson Clinic has made it our mission to help our patients achieve and exceed their wellness goals. In the process of promoting a healthier tomorrow for our patients and their families, we’ve worked to establish a more productive and enriching community.

The Tigers organization is similarly shaped by this strong commitment to community. That’s just one of the reasons why our decades-long partnership makes sense.

As the official medical provider for the Detroit Tigers Florida Operations and the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Watson Clinic is uniquely qualified to ensure that each player remains in peak physical health throughout the season and beyond.

The services offered through our Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine department are of particular benefit to the Tigers. Our impressive team of physicians, nurses, athletic trainers and physical therapists cater to every concern whether it’s a routine physical, a simple sprain or more intensive issues requiring surgery. When additional specialized care is needed, these players know they can receive swift referrals to any one of the more than 200 physicians who work under the Watson Clinic banner.

Of course, you don’t have to be professional sports star to receive this level of major league service. Throughout our rich history, patients of all ages - from the high school athlete to the active retiree - have sought our expertise, cutting-edge technologies and compassionate care.

We specialize in general injury prevention techniques, surgical repairs of acute injuries, joint replacements, comprehensive physical rehabilitation services, and so much more.

The department offers easy access from multiple convenient locations across the Lakeland landscape, including:

Watson Clinic Main - 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. – The central hub of our operations houses a team of surgical and nonsurgical orthopaedic specialists.

Watson Clinic Center for Rehabilitative Medicine - 1430 Lakeland Hills Blvd. – For many years, this location has served as a staple for physical and occupational therapy services.

Watson Clinic Highlands - 2300 E. County Rd. 540A – Located on the second floor of our beautiful south Lakeland facility, the department features a new innovative curved treadmill, artificial turf, Pilates Reformers, a HUMAC balance system, throwing nets, and the popular anti-gravity treadmill.
Watson Clinic Center for Specialized Rehabilitation – 2190 E. County Rd. 540A – Our newest location offers one of the area’s only certified hand therapists, a certified vestibular specialist, and a state-of-the-art HUMAC balance system for restoring stability and coordination.

It is an honor to serve the medical needs of our beloved Tigers and the people of this wonderful community that we’re so proud to call home.


Salvador O. Montenegro, MD is a board-certified sports medicine and nonsurgical orthopaedic specialist who divides his time between two facilities: Watson Clinic Main and Watson Clinic Highlands. He is proud to serve as the team physician for the Detroit Tigers Florida Operations and the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Southeastern University, George Jenkins High School, Lake Gibson High School, Kathleen High School, and a number of additional competitive athletic organizations.

Appointments with Dr. Montenegro, or any member of Watson Clinic’s Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports medicine department, may be scheduled by calling 863-680-7214.


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