Gaming and Esports Medicine Overview

Mayo Clinic's nationally ranked Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) — and its team of experts within Gaming and Esports Medicine (GEM) — provide tailored health care for both professional players and leisure players. Whether it's improving your performance or assisting you on your journey to healing after an injury, we have you covered.

Players' health is our top priority. Our GEM team is dedicated to promoting the health of esports players while establishing best practices for the gaming and esports industry.

Esports services for your needs today

  • Performance improvement
  • Setup and equipment optimization
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Injury treatment and rehabilitation

Consultations in GEM primarily take place with our PM&R physicians, and may include additional consultations with others, such as Physical and Occupational Therapy, Hand Surgery, Psychology, or Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling.

Virtual care can include consultations and follow-ups remotely using video enabled technology. Other opportunities can include remote analysis of vital signs, posture and gaming setup during gameplay, and sleep quality.

A triage questionnaire will provide us key information to prepare for your visit before you consult with our GEM team, either in person at our Rochester, MN campus or via a virtual visit, as appropriate.

Player and industry education

Mayo Clinic has been a trusted provider of medical education for more than 150 years, offering training and resources to physicians, health care providers and patients around the world.

Your GEM team can educate and counsel you on key areas affecting player health, proper posture and equipment use. Examples we can address include neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, posture, optimal nutrition, and burnout.

Performance research

We're researching new tools, technologies and treatments and translating them to patient care — quickly. Our team is conducting research to help improve player health and advance the field of gaming and esports medicine.

Our Esports Medicine team

Jane Konidis, M.D., P.T., FAAPMR

  • Director of Gaming and Esports Medicine
  • Medical Director for the League of Legends Championship Series Players' Association
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical and occupational therapists

David (Davey) W. Honda, P.T, D.P.T., OCS
Mark A. Jensen, P.T., OCS
Katie Traver, P.T., D.P.T., A.T.C.
Darcy Erickson, O.T.
Tastan Kulmeshkenov, O.T.
Jason Rathbun, P.T., D.P.T.


  • Mayo Clinic Gaming and Esports Medicine
  • 200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 507-738-4744
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