CRMC Sports Medicine at Tennessee Tech

CRMC Sports Medicine at Tennessee Tech

“A Community Partnership”
The CRMC Sports Medicine at Tennessee Tech program, conveniently located on the campus of Tennessee Tech University, offers comprehensive sports medicine services from injury prevention and conditioning to orthopedic surgery to rehabilitation.


"I elected this career path because it combined two areas of great personal interest which are sports and medicine. Having been an athlete myself, it felt natural to stay around this environment. Later on during my training, and probably due to my own share of athletic injuries, I developed a special interest for rehabilitation. I wanted to gain more knowledge regarding specific rehabilitation sciences and interventions, both in general medicine and in musculo-skeletal conditions that could help me better treat athletes. This is why I became a Doctor of physical therapy.

My recovery approach for my patients is based on one simple concept: the patient himself. To understand that every person is an individual entity, with individual needs, capabilities, and goals is the most important aspect of their recovery process. Communication is the next step in my approach to recovery, and it starts with insuring that the patient knows the key components of their injury or pathology and the steps that can be taken in order to help them resolve their physical limitations.The last component in the approach to recovery is the design and execution of a comprehensive and individualized rehabilitation program for the patient." - Mario F. Cruz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC


To schedule your appointment with Mario, refer to contact information below.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Appointments before or after are available upon request.

The clinic is located in the heart of Tennessee Tech University campus in the lower level of the East Tucker Stadium (football stadium) on Peachtree Avenue.

From Willow Avenue: Turn Right onto University Drive (Basketball arena and football stadium will be to the left). Go straight through the first stop sign and then turn Left at the next street, Peachtree Avenue. Drive to the end of Peachtree Avenue toward the stadium. Parking is at the end of Peachtree Avenue.

From North Dixie: Turn Left down B Street. Turn right at the stop sign onto Peachtree Ave. Drive to the end of Peachtree Ave for Parking.

For Your Appointment                                                                             Wear loose-fitting clothing that you will feel free to move and comfortable exercising in. Your first session won't be very physically demanding. We will spend time assessing your current condition and discussing your future goals for therapy and activity.

Tennessee Tech University
1160 N Peachtree
East Side Football Stadium
Cookeville, TN 38505
Office: (931) 783-2463
Fax: (931) 783-2464