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NJ Sports Medicine | Sports Injury | AOSMI

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Sports Medicine

An active lifestyle is important to millions of individuals, and the sports medical doctors at AOSMI are dedicated to keeping bodies in motion. From everyday athletes to weekend warriors to anyone wishing to live a healthy lifestyle, Sports Medicine is the best way to keep your body active on and off the playing field. AOSMI Sports Medicine Specialists are athletes and fitness fanatics themselves, and have firsthand experience, and a wealth of knowledge that help us customize treatment plans for individuals to live a pain free life, and lower the risk for injury.

Sports medicine is a specialty within orthopedic surgery devoted to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Our sports injury doctors arent confined to any specific areas of the body, rather we focus on all of the joints, tendons, muscles, and bones involved in athletic activities. The structures most at risk from sporting injuries are the ligaments and tendons that stabilize and activate the joints. Certain sports are associated with specific types of injuries. For example runners often have foot and knee injuries, and pitchers often injure their shoulders and elbows.

Typical cause of sports related injuries includes:

Depending on the body part, some of the most common conditions related to sports injuries include:

As with any injury, its important to determine exactly what structures are involved and how severe your injury is.Our Sports Medicine Physiciansalways start with a detailed history and physical exam followed by an x-ray of the injured area.If no fractures are seen, further testing with MRI is often necessary to diagnose injuries to ligaments and tendons.

Conservative

The specialists at our orthopedic and sports institute have many non-invasive treatments to treat mild athletic injuries using a combination of the following:

Surgical

Sports medicine specialists have made great advances in treating the vast majority of injuries in a minimally invasive, arthroscopic fashion.

To learn more about the sports medical doctors at AOSMI, or the treatment and prevention of pain and injuries associated with physical activity, contact us today.

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Sports Medicine | Summit Medical Group New Jersey

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Sports Medicinespecializes in orthopedic and sports-related rehabilitation for pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. Our friendly and caring staff will work with your physician to create an individualized rehabilitation and physical therapy program that addresses your needs.

Our hand therapists will work with you to create a personalizedprogram with emphasis on but not limited to rehabilitation exercises, adaptive splinting/bracing, and ergonomic assessment. The techniques will allow you to regain independence in your everyday tasks and vocational activities. Visit Hand Therapy for more information.

Our physical therapists and sports medicine specialists understand the needs of pediatric and adolescent patients. They are adept at designing treatment programs to facilitate a safe and quick return to prior activities. Our highly trained staff also provides patient education and strength programs to help decrease the risk of reinjury.

Common pediatric and adolescent conditions treated in the Sports Medicine programinclude:

Our goal is to increase athletes' physical and mental development. We focus on increasing power, strength, speed, and endurance while lowering risk of injury. Our strength program is designed to work all muscle groups of the body. The conditioning program is designed to develop both metabolic energy systems, aerobic and anaerobic, while increasing agility, balance, coordination, speed, and power.

Work with our highly qualified strength and conditioning staff to:

Our programs are:

Our Sports Medicine program includes:

Individual and group strength and conditioning programs are available.

Although we expect our patients to work hard, our professional staff will make your experience enjoyable.

After rehabilitation, patients can work with our highly qualified strength and conditioning staff to prepare for competition by:

The program is sport specific in design and functionality.

The Silver Club is a program designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination in older adults.

Our staff will explain all individualized programs and advance exercise programs appropriately. Our highly trained staff provides patient education to enhance awareness and decrease risk for injury. We understand the needs of older adults and have designed programs to facilitate safe and positive results.

Individual and group strength and conditioning programs are available.

Our hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 10 AM and 1 PM to 3:30 PM.

See how the Summit Medical Group Live Well Sports Festival promotes health and wellness!

Olympic Champions Shannon Miller and Tim Morehouse joined our practitioners in highlighting ways to:

Ready to get active more active? Call our Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Specialists today at 908-277-8936.

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Home – Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery …

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center(ISMOSC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

ISMOSC also received its Medicare certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and possesses both federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) controlled substance licenses. Our radiological devices are registered with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and our small on-site laboratory is Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified.

Built with the patient in mind, ISMOSC has large private individual pre-op areas, state-of-the-art operating rooms, an expansive two-phase recovery area and a warm, comfortable family waiting room. As an added bonus, indoor parking is available for our patients and their families.

ISMOSC provides outpatient surgical / procedural services in the following clinical specialties:

We are dedicated to making your stay as pleasant as possible, and welcome any comments or suggestions you may have. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 847-213-5444. A copy of our Patients Rights and Responsibilities is available on this site as well as your surgeons office and at the surgery center.

We appreciate the trust you have placed in our staff, and will make every attempt to honor that trust by providing the highest quality medical care that you expect and deserve.

Nurses: thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable after surgery! You were all so nice and considerate and made me laugh. It was a fantastic environment to wake up in.

The staff were very friendly and made it easy on my 3 year old who was going in for a tonsilectomy/adenoidectomy. They went above and beyond to distract her and make her calm.

The staff spent time with you, thoroughly explained the situation, made sure you were comfortable at all times. They all worked as a team to make the patient at ease. The facility was clean and tidy.

Everyone was efficient, caring and made me feel totally secure. The whole process was so organized that I know it would have taken much longer and been far longer waiting time anywhere else. They made it a remarkable experience!

The center is well organized, the waiting time is minimal, staff are very courteous and professional making a great experience for me.

Very well run facility. I felt like I was in and out very quickly because the staff knew exactly what they were doing.

Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and helpful. Especially compassionate was the recovery staff.

I am amazed at how quickly I recovered and experienced much less pain than expected. Of the 15 shoulder surgeries I have had, this was by far the best experience from the time I checked it until I was dischargedeverything was top notch!

I cannot say enough on how impressed I was with how nice, sincere and attentive the nurses were.

I was highly satisfied with the treatment I received from ISMOSC. My surgeon was the best and I couldnt be happier with the results. I will definitely recommend to others.

My post op nurse was the best nurse I have ever encountered. Attentive, compassionate, informative and very helpful to both my husband and I.

I was comfortable and felt well cared for. The facility was very clean and quiet, and the people there were helpful and kind. The nurses and the surgeon were professional and made me less fearful of the surgery experience. I really appreciated that.

It seemed like they cared for me as a person not a number.

Thank you for the excellent care given to our son who has special needs. Your wonderful professional care was filled with respect, care, concern and warm smiles.

Thank you all for the T.L.C., couldnt have made it without that tender touch Youre all the GREATEST!!!

Thank you all for your kindness and making a difficult problem into an easy and pleasurable experience. All your caring is greatly appreciated!

Thank you to everyone for taking good care of me during my surgery. You were all little angles watching over me and I cant thank you enough, especially for your kindness, which will long be remembered.

Let me strongly compliment your stafffrom reception to final discharge, everyone was as nice and as helpful as I could possibly want. The nurses who attended me in the recovery room are exceptional. In short, everyone was wonderful at a time that obviously is one of high anxiety.

Thank you for the excellent care given to our son who has special needs. Your wonderful professional care was filled with respect, care, concern and warm smiles.

I couldnt have been more pleased with my experience and this staff should be recognized and be very proud of their professionalism.

Everyone is so nice and so very good in taking care of my every need-you all are examples of excellence, for which I am most greatful. I love coming here :).

Thank you all for your kindness and making a difficult problem into an easy and pleasurable experience. All you caring is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for all of your smiles, concern and help during my time at your facility. Your help and concern was so genuine. Thank you for the Get Well Card.

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Sports Medicine Fellowship – University of Illinois College…

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

This program is based out of the University of Illinois - College of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine. The Program Director is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. UIC Sports Medicine Center is the primary site for one of the leading centers for running, triathlon injuries, as well a diverse population of other recreational and elite athlete injuries.

This program is academically supported by the Department of Family Medicine and funded by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery here at UICMC. We are closely affiliated with Rush and Schwab Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training programs.

Clinical experiences include: diagnosis and management of arthritis, work and spine injury, osteoporosis, fatigue, female triad, and various musculoskeletal traumas as they pertain to family medicine or physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The fellow participates in our role as the team physicians for division 1 collegiate athlete at the University of Illinois Chicago. Large event coverage includes The Chicago Marathon, Lakefront and Soldier Field 10 Mile races, and the Hustle Up the Hancock.

Significant skills training include:dedicated time for diagnostic radiology and ultrasound, including ultrasound guided injections and prolotherapy, casting & splinting, and suturing. Electrodiagnostic studies are included for fellows with specialization in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

There are two didactic sessions a week, one a multidisciplinary sports medicine lecture, the other to prepare for the requirements of the sports medicine subspecialty examination. Excel Occupational Health Clinic is our affiliated program for diagnosis and management of occupational and sports injuries, Joseph Laluya, DO Director. High school football medical event coverage is included through the Excel program.The fellowship includes funding and support toward presentation at a major conference. Publication is mentored and encouraged.

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Sports Medicine | The Longstreet Clinic

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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Sports medicine is a branch of healthcare that researches and implements medical science in sports and activity.

The majority of sports medicine is focused on musculoskeletal issues resulting from the strenuous activity of exercise and sport. These include problems like muscle cramps, sprains or ligament damage, broken bones or fractures, joint replacements, shin splints, and problems with tendons. Because of this, sports medicine and orthopedics typically go hand in hand.

Specialists within the sports medicine field include on-site physicians and athletic trainers for sports teams, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.

Injury Prevention We want to keep you in the game. While our treatment of injuries in athletes is unparallel, we also focus on the prevention of injuries. Our staff works with athletes and their families to develop an individualized exercise and conditioning program to assist in the prevention of injury.

Injury Care and Management When an injury does occur, accurate diagnosis is crucial. Using the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols, the sports physician specialists will diagnose the injury and establish a specialized care plan with the athlete designed to return him/her to pre-injury performance as quickly as possible.

Many athletic teams have sports medicine specialists, including doctors or athletic training staff. Their main goals are to maintain the health and function of the athletes body. This can range from acquiring the appropriate equipment for strength training to providing on-site care and diagnosis in case of injury, standing sideline to treat immediate physical injuries and preventing further problems by stabilizing the joints.

Orthopedic surgeons are trained to correct any issue with the bones or surrounding connective tissue that may have, for whatever reason, become inflamed, severed or otherwise dysfunctional and cannot be dealt with through conservative measures.

These professionals, along with many others, make up the sports medicine field. Any type of medical issue associated with sports or activity fall into the realm of sports medicine. Additionally, as the countrys obesity problem becomes more prevalent, sports medicine is becoming a more emergent field with medical professionals needed to guide activity plans for the promotion of a healthier society. Indeed, the goal of any sports medicine practice is the maintenance of health, wellness and prevention and to keep you moving for as long as possible.

OrthoTLC at The Longstreet Clinic is proud to offer a variety of experienced and respected sports medicine experts trained to treat each member of the family.

For more information about Sports Medicine at TLC, please call (678) 207- 4500

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Sports medicine – Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine | UK HealthCare

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Our multidisciplinary team of sports medicine professionals provide injured athletes with a physician-directed program of treatment, rehabilitation and conditioning. We offer the state's largest group of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians.

Orthopaedic surgeons

Nationally and internationally recognized for their progressive technique in reconstructive procedures to repair ligaments and tendons, our orthopaedic surgeons are on the leading edge in their use of other surgical techniques in sports medicine. This includes meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage transplantation and other state-of-the-art arthroscopic procedures. Our surgeons will perform any needed surgery and be involved, along with the patient's primary care physician, in follow-up care. We also help patients recover from less serious injuries that may not require surgery.

Certified athletic trainers

Our athletic trainers, licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and nationally certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, are responsible for the care, prevention, evaluation and treatment of all athletic injuries. They provide medical services through our outreach program in local and regional high school athletics and community athletic activities. Additionally, they work alongside our physicians in each clinic acting as a physician extender by assisting in such activities like patient education and brace fitting.

Sports Rehabilitation

UK Sports Rehabilitation brings together a multidisciplinary team of sports medicine professionals to provide a physician-directed program of treatment, rehabilitation and conditioning.

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Sports Medicine – Penn State University Official Athletic Site

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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Welcome to The Pennsylvania State University Department of Sports Medicine website. Our department's mission is to provide the finest health care possible for every Penn State student-athlete. Our first priority is always the student-athlete's overall safety and medical needs. Through the efforts of the sports medicine staff we can provide the student-athletes with a competitive edge for maximizing athletic performance. The Athletic Training staff utilizes a diverse treatment approach that has its foundations in manual medicine techniques. Integration of traditional athletic training techniques with exercise and use of modalities is coupled with an osteopathic model of treatment. This unique integration provides a very efficient and effective model to provide injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for the Penn State student -athletes we serve. The current Penn State Sports Medicine staff consists of dedicated Team Physicians with various specialties, 18 full time Athletic Trainers, and nine Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers.

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Georgia Sports Medicine | Longstreet Clinic

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Dedicated to getting you back in the game At OrthoTLC, formally Georgia Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, our team of board certified/eligible orthopaedic surgeons and physician assistants is dedicated to helping patients and athletes of all ages maintain the ability to compete at the highest levels.

At OrthoTLC, we are committed to helping patients and athletes of all ages return to activity and compete at the highest level.

Specializing in:

Dr. Fisher earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident. In addition, Dr. Fisher completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute in Nevada.

Dr. Washington earned his medical degree at Florida State University. He completed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and received hisFellow of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

They are joined byAmanda Sam Pipkin, PA-Cand Richard Sullivan III, PA-C, who provide additional orthopaedic and sports medicine experience.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about OrthoTLC, please call one of our convenient locations. Suwanee, Dacula & Braselton(770) 814-2223 Buford(770) 533-4755

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National Sports Medicine Institute

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The National Sports Medicine Institute is a full-service sports medicine and orthopaedic clinic situated in Lansdowne, Virginia. The clinic services include state of the art sports injury evaluation and treatment by highly trained orthopaedic sports medicine specialists. The clinic also offers coordinated state of the art diagnostic imaging and physical therapy services.

The goal of NSMI is to establish in the field of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, a local, national and international leadership role, by providing the highest standard of sports orthopaedic care combined with outstanding programs of education, research and performance enhancement to benefit athletes at all levels of competition. The clinic has the ability to care for the most distinguished elite athlete and offer the same level of careto the recreational athlete as well as those desiring mobility and active lifestyles.

Our practice is founded on achieving excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery, demonstrating integrity in our physician-patient relationships, providing compassionate care for our injured clients and promoting wellness as a priority in life. We strive for teamwork among health care professionals as a means to optimize both non-surgical and surgical outcomes.

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Sports Medicine – ROLLTIDE.COM

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Forms for Student Athletes

Vision Statement

The University of Alabama Sports Medicine Program shall provide injury prevention, care and rehabilitation services and athletic education of recognized excellence to each and every student-athlete. The University of Alabama Sports Medicine Program is committed to becoming the leader in sports medicine services in the country.

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Alabama Sports Medicine program is to provide the highest quality healthcare available to our student-athletes in a professional and caring manner in order to prevent athletic injury. Should an injury or illness occur, it is our mission to recognize and refer the student-athlete to the appropriate medical care returning them to competition as quickly and safely as possible.

We are committed to using whatever technology is available and affordable in the delivery of these services. We will remain committed to the continuous upgrading of the education, clinical skill development, and equipment used in the delivery of sports medicine services so that our student-athletes will be assured of the most modern care available in the country.

The purpose of the Sports Medicine Program is four-fold. First, we hope to allow easy access to sports medicine services to student-athletes. Second, we hope to encourage a philosophy of sport that places a high value of health and wellness. Third, we hope to enable injured student-athletes to return to their sports as soon as medically safe. Finally, we hope to be able to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes in our service.

The underlying philosophy for the Sports Medicine Program is that the needs of the student-athletes shall always be the first consideration for all members of the Sports Medicine staff. Furthermore, we expect the athletic trainers who will be providing these services to maintain the highest standards of quality consistent with the National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Professional Practice and the credentialing statutes of the State of Alabama.

We are committed to ongoing evaluation of our Sports Medicine Program so that our student-athletes can be assured of the highest quality in sports medicine care. Furthermore, we are committed to addressing problems and concerns in a timely manner so the needs of our student-athletes and employees can continue to be met.

Finally, The University of Alabama Sports Medicine Program aspires to be a program of recognized excellence. It is our intention to support the program with human and financial resources necessary to accomplish the stated goals of the program. It is our desire to establish The University of Alabama as the most outstanding provider for the delivery of sports medicine in the nation.

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UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery | Sports Medicine

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The UCLA Sports Medicine Center is a unique state-of-the-art facility designed to care for competitive athletes of all levels. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians consists of orthopaedic surgeons, family medicine specialists, and physical therapists, who work collaboratively to develop a treatment plan tailored to each individual patient's needs.We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all athletic injuries and offer special expertise in reconstructive surgery.Our goal is to help each patient achieve the highest possible level of function.

In addition, our team participates in cutting-edge research such as knee ligament reconstruction, tissue engineering, and athletic fractures.The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery also sponsors a full-time Sports Medicine Fellowship for two orthopaedic surgeons per year who have completed their residencies. The Department of Family Practice sponsors a full-time fellowship in primary care sports medicine.These physicians spend an additional one to two years of training to gain special expertise in the field of sports medicine.

VIDEO - Stay in the Game: Advances in Sports Medicine for the Ageless Athlete

By supporting the UCLA Sports Medicine Center, you will enable us to advance our cutting-edge research and educational efforts, refine our existing therapies, and develop innovative new treatments.

You are partners with us in this mission, and we are grateful for your thoughtful generosity.

For additional assistance regarding donations, please contact:

Courtney Bailey UCLA Health Sciences Development 10945 Le Conte Ave., Suite 3132 Los Angeles, California 90095-1784 Phone: (310) 267-11155 cbailey@support.ucla.edu

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Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center | Chesapeake and …

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Growing Strong

It doesnt take much for pain to take you out of the running. If youre suffering from an injury or physical ailment that has stopped your forward motion, come to the place known for getting you back on track: Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Inc (SMOC). Were well-known for sports medicine and orthopaedics throughout Hampton Roads.

SMOC is one of the leading total care orthopaedic centers in the region. Our diverse team of board-certified, fellowship-trained sub specialists has helped thousands of patients suffering from a variety of bone and soft-tissue injuries, diseases, and deformities. We have the expertise to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate acute injuries and chronic pain from head to toe.

SMOC Announces New Location!

Chesapeake Location Will Boast State-of-the-Art Spine And Joint Treatment Facilities

Chesapeake, Va. May 20, 2015 Today SMOC (Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center) announced its new Chesapeake office will open in 2016 on Innovation Drive, off of Clearfield Avenue in the Oakbrooke Business & Technology Center.

The new location will accommodate orthopaedics, spine, pain management and physical therapy.

Just like our office in Suffolk, we at SMOC are excited to offer all of our services under one roof in Chesapeake. This is a state-of-the-art medical building that will allow our staff the ability to make it convenient and comfortable to receive medical care, said Todd Rauchenberger, Administrator at SMOC.

SMOC has been providing quality orthopaedic services to southeastern Virginia for more than 25 years.

Each member of this highly distinguished practice is fellowship-trained in their respective areas of expertise and participates in the activities of numerous prestigious medical associations.

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Primary Care Sports Medicine | explorehealthcareers.org

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Overview

Primary care sports medicine is a career for physicians who choose to focus their practices on health care for the physically active individual. Primary care sports medicine focuses on treating the whole patient to prevent injury, improve performance and enhance overall health.

The field of sports medicine has evolved beyond treatment of common athletic injuries to comprehensive health care for all active patients. Sports medicine patients include both professional athletes and amateurs who want to achieve their personal best.

The American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) divides the field of sports medicine into two general areas: Surgical (surgical repair of damaged tendons, ligaments and joints) and primary care, which encompasses all non-surgical care. Many primary care sports medicine physicians work closely with and refer patients to surgeons.

Primary care sports medicine involves:

Anyone who is physically active can benefit from working with a primary care sports medicine specialist. This field is expected to grow as Americans become more aware of the benefits of sports medicine in preventing injury and remaining physically active throughout life.

As a primary care sports medicine physician, you may work exclusively with a particular athletic team, a university sports program, or a fitness club. Or, you may work in a private or group practice.

In addition to treating patients, primary care sports medicine physicians often consult with athletic trainers, coaches and athletic directors on injury prevention and performance enhancement.

This field is expanding beyond the traditional realm of professional and college athletics. More and more Americans are seeking primary care sports medicine physicians to improve health, maintain strength and endurance, and sustain an active lifestyle.

A primary care sports medicine physician can expect to earn $100,000 to 200,000. Salaries depend on where the physician is employed.

Career opportunities in primary care sports medicine are likely to grow as individuals become more physically active, interest in athletics expands and organizations invest in better care for their athletes.

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Sports Medicine – Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is raising the bar when it come to sports medicine in southwest Louisiana with cutting-edge techniques. Tiny cameras and surgical instruments minimize trauma and prolong an athletes career by preventing injuries, decreasing healing time, reducing pain and shortening rehabilitation. Less injuries mean healthier athletes and longer careers.

Memorials Sports Medicine Medical Director Brett Cascio, MD, orthopedic surgeon and regional expert on hip arthroscopy, is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and has served as assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. His experience also includes physician for collegiate and professional football and baseball teams, and the U.S. ski team. Working alongside sports medicine experts are orthopedic specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches who play an integral role in the careers of some of our areas top athletes, both amateur and professional.

As the leading sports medicine center for Lake Charles and southwest Louisiana, we offer pediatric,adolescent and adult injury assessment and treatment for:

Our high school athletic trainers visit area schools, evaluate athletes and make recommendations to coaches, parents and athletes concerning injuries. We work with the families when a referral to another medical facility or physician is necessary. Also, we assist coaches during P.E. classes, consult with them during off-season workouts and cover on-site practices as needed

Official Healthcare Provider for Area High School Athletics

Athletic performance on the field depends largely on what occurs off the field. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is the leader in Lake Charles Sports Medicine offering a comprehensive sports medicine program for athletes in southwest Louisiana. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is the sports medicine provider for approximately 450amateur and professional-bound high school athletes from area high schools. From day-to-day operations, to the consistent training schedule of the athletes, we provide a total program to promote andmaintain physical fitness. Under the direction of a renowned sports medicine physician and certified athletic trainers, Memorial's sports medicine teamroutinelyprovidesmedical support both on and off the field for participating high schools assessing injuries, consulting with coaches and administrators, maintaining training programs, following up on injured athletes and their rehabilitation, and supervising and trainingstudent trainers.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is proud to have partnered with Lake Charles Memorial Sports Medicine asan Official Regional Healthcare Partner in southwest Louisiana. For the past decade, the LHSAA has conducted the State Softball Championships at Frasch Park in Sulphurand expandedits statechampionship presence in southwest Louisiana by including Semifinal Basketball, Swimming, and Baseball Championships. With thousands of athletes and hundreds of teams participating atstatechampionship events, it is of high importance thathigh school student athleteshave proper medical coverage.This multi-year partnership only proves LHSAAs trust in Lake Charles Memorial's Sports Medicine and reconfirmsour commitment to high school athletics.

Athletic Trainers

On any given weekend and any given sideline in southwest Louisiana, you might find an athletic trainer from Memorial Sports Medicine. Skilled in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that involve sports or physical activities, these trainers have served student athletes of our region since 1975. Our athletic trainers provide immediate on-site assessment and proactive treatment recommendations for injured athletes.

Fall & Spring Physicals

Thousands of high school athletes from Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes participate in the annual fall or spring pre-participation physicals hosted by Memorial Sports Medicine. Student athletes have their blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, upper and lower extremities, and flexibility checked by a volunteer army of nurses, nursing students, athletic trainers, and student athletic trainers prior to their physical examinations which are conducted by Memorial physician specialists and resident physicians.

Saturday Morning Walk-in Injury Clinic

For 25 years, the Saturday morning walk-in injury clinic has offered a comprehensive, one-stop approach for area athletes needing the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in any sport during the week. Open to all athletes from 8 a.m. to noon during football season, no appointment is necessary at the Saturday morning clinic, which is held at Orthopaedic Specialists, 3rd Floor, 1717 Oak Park Blvd., adjacent to the Memorial's main campus.

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Sports Medicine & Fitness news, research and tips – Philly.com

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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Sports Medicine at UConn Health

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Sports medicine experts at the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute specialize in the care and treatment of athletic injuries. From the management of complex joint, muscle and ligament disorders to sprains and strains, our specialists understand the importance of training, conditioning, surgical interventions and non-surgical rehabilitation in the treatment of these conditions.

Our comprehensive team is dedicated to the prevention of, as well as care of, competitive and recreational athletic injuries. This care includes pre-season and pre-participation physicals, coordination of conditioning, training, and rehabilitative programs. We provide on-site care at athletic contests and events, with prompt follow-up care and surgical management of musculoskeletal injuries.

Orthopaedic consultants and team physicians for the UConn Huskies.

The mission of the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute is to use basic science and clinical research to enhance the care of our patients. Our division of Sports Medicine, which is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, has a particular interest in both basic science and clinical research. The human soft tissue laboratory focuses on understanding the biology of tendon, cartilage and other soft tissues in the body. The biomechanics research in the division is particularly interested in a bench to bedside approach. The scientist and clinicians assess the strength of different types of surgical repairs and use the information to develop new surgical techniques that can improve the results of surgical procedures. Finally, there is a strong commitment to clinical research. There are a number of retrospective and prospective studies in the division of sports medicine that evaluate the efficacy of various surgical procedures. The ultimate goal of our basic science and clinical research is to assess and to develop novel treatments for our patients to help them maintain an active lifestyle.

Your visit will start with a personal interview and physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic tests such as X-rays and MRI, if indicated. After a comprehensive evaluation your doctor will make recommendations for a treatment plan based on your medical history, extent of the injury, your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies.

Most of our sports medicine orthopaedic surgeries are done as an outpatient procedures at the Farmington Surgery Center, located at the Medical Arts and Research Building (MARB) which houses the New England Musculoskeletal Institute. The Farmington Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed exclusively for same day surgery in a safe, high-quality and efficient place with a group of outstanding nurses, surgical assistants and anesthesiologists assisting your surgeon in providing superb surgical care. The center contains fully equipped operating rooms and postoperative patient care areas all with advanced technology.

If your surgery requires you to stay overnight, John Dempsey Hospital, (UConn Health Center) has dedicated space on its seventh floor for patients who are hospitalized post orthopaedic surgeries. The inpatient unit includes 28 beds with a dedicated specialized gym and rehab room so patients can start vital physical therapy as prescribed by their doctor, soon after surgery. The seventh floor team of highly qualified staff which includes, nurses, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, physical therapists, case managers and others, are highly trained in orthopaedic care.

Imaging of bones, Joints, muscles, tendons, Ligaments, and cartilage play an important role in accurately diagnosing sports- related injuries, arthritic conditions, degenerative processes, tumors, and tumor-like conditions by using multiple methods such as, radiographs (X-rays), computed tomography (CT or Cat Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound (US).

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ABFM | Sports Medicine

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The American Board of Family Medicine offers a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. This CAQ is designed to recognize excellence among those Diplomates whose practices emphasize expertise in the Sports Medicine field. The CAQ in Sports Medicine is offered twice annually in conjunction with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Certification Requirements

Recertification Requirements

Recertification in Sports Medicine is offered in the ninth or tenth year of the certificate. Candidates may choose to seek recertification in July of either year and in case of failure they will be given the opportunity to retake it in November.

Note: Successfully recertifying earlier than your 10th year of certification starts a new certification cycle and the remaining time on your original certification is foregone.

Requirements to sit for the Sports Medicine Recertification Examination include:

Sports Medicine Examination Content This blueprint describes the content of the Sports Medicine Examination. The blueprint shows how much each category contributes to the overall examination. The subcategories describe possible content, but an individual item at the lower levels will not necessarily appear on a given examination.

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View important dates and deadlines for Sports Medicine.

Get the answers to frequently asked questions.

Find out how to apply for an exam.

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Sports Medicine | University Hospitals Case Medical Center …

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University Hospitals Sports Medicine is revolutionizing the way sports medicine care is delivered. Led by James Voos, MD, Director and Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns, the multifaceted sports medicine program offers comprehensive specialty and subspecialty care throughout the UH system. All of our sports medicine services care available at multiple outpatient primary care clinics and physical therapy centers.

Starting with a proactive approach to injury prevention, UH Sports Medicine provides skilled expertise and knowledgeable resources. When sports-related injuries occur, our team brings this specially trained proficiency throughout the entire diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation process.

The sports medicine program at UH prides itself on providing patients of all ages with quality care, delivered by specialists and subspecialists who are fellowship-trained in sports medicine. The primary care sports medicine doctors provide care for muscle-related issues, concussions and other health problems linked to sports injuries. Because diet and sleep can affect both performance and overall, nutritionists and sleep experts who are trained in sports medicine are also available for patients at UH Sports Medicine.

The multidisciplinary approach, along with the expertise of leading-edge sports medicine specialists, ensures that each patient receives the most appropriate and responsive treatment. Experts at UH Sports Medicine include:

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Surgeons at UH Sports Medicine use a minimally invasive approach to treatment wherever possible. Many surgical techniques today are less invasive, and include the use of biologic implants instead of larger metal implants. The minimally invasive approach to procedures results in less pain, less bleeding and shorter recovery time, allowing athletes to get back in the game faster.

The most important thing we do at UH Sports Medicine is make accurate diagnoses. Getting a reliable medical diagnosis sets the timeline for the patients recovery, whether they just need physical therapy and rest, or if surgery and additional therapy are required. Recovery time may range from a few weeks for an ankle sprain, or up to several months for more serious injuries such as an ACL tear.

UH Sports Medicine has physicians who specialize in diagnostics and treatment of sports-related injuries, whatever the patients age. The UH sports medicine program has a pediatric component that treats children as young as toddlers; we also see active seniors who compete in triathlons or bike well into their 90s.

Sports medicine physicians at UH are integrating specialty programs such as concussion management into the more comprehensive program. This allows us to navigate through the entire UH system to find top specialists to see our patients. Learn more about our concussion management program.

Improving outcomes with advanced sports medicine techniques is achieved through our teams ongoing research focus. The ultimate goal of our research program is to advance clinical care through research excellence, investigation, cooperation and education. Experts at UH Sports Medicine lead many innovative studies, including:

Education is a significant part of what sports medicine doctors engage in at University Hospitals. Medical students, residents and fellows shadow the doctors and surgeons as they prepare to become the next leaders in sports medicine. In fact, all of the sports medicine orthopaedic physicians are fellowship-trained in sports medicine, with added qualification certificates in the sub-subspecialty of care of athletes.

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Sports Medicine Education & Wellness :: Therapeutic …

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If you are active, we want to help you keep enjoying the lifestyle you love.Our Sports Medicine program protects you with a proactive, practical approach to injury prevention. Whether you are a weekend warrior oran elite, master, collegiate, high school, or pediatric athlete,our Physical Therapy specialists are available to help you prevent injuries andmaintain your health,work,and play more comfortably.

Select an option below to learn more about howyou canprevent and manage injury.

Educated recreational or competitive athletes are less likely to sustain an injury. Incorporating injury prevention activities into your routine will help keep you healthy,active, and hopefully pain-freeover the long haul.

To reach your maximum potential, a conditioning program should include strengthening, endurance, flexibility, neuromuscular stabilization, power building, speed, and skill training specific to your needs to ensure maximum recovery.

Sports nutrition and eating to fuel your workouts and improve sports performance can be complicated.Get the basics on sports nutrition and understand what your body needs to perform at its best level.

Training for a specific sport is crucial to your overall performance. Learn how to increase your performance through these in-season and out-of-season exercises and activities.

In the United States, over 30 Million children and teens participate in some type of organized sports.If you are a coach, young athlete, or parent, use this link to learn more aboutpreventing injury through sport-specific warm-ups and suggested drills.

By performing slow moving massage techniques on a simple foam roller, you can improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries.

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is dedicated to being an active part of our communities. Every year, we sponsor or participate in many events. Visit our Community Events website to learn more about our involvement in your community.

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Towson Sports Medicine Maryland | Sports Medicine Baltimore MD

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Towson Sports Medicine Center, the first sports center of its kind in Baltimore, was established in 1984 by Baltimore Colts Team Physician and orthopaedic surgeon at Towson Orthopaedic Associates, by Dr. Kenneth Gertsen. It features state-of-the-art rehabilitation for all orthopaedic injuries and orthopaedic-related problems. A division of Towson Orthopaedic Associates, TSM specialties also include injury treatment programs for athletes at any age, any competitive level, from the adolescent to senior, recreational to Olympic athlete.

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At PerformFit Sports Experience, we believe that everyone should have the chance to reach their performance goals through the best training methods available. PerformFit Sports Experience is the premiere sports performance training facility in Cockeysville. We strive to help you become the best you can be in all aspects of life!

Whether you are an athlete looking to take your performance to the next level or a parent

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NY Times By Gretchen Reynolds, August 26, 2015 Are we, with the best of intentions, putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games?

A new report about overhydration in sports suggests that under certain circumstances the answer is yes, and that the consequences for young athletes can be

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May, 2015,Towson, MarylandAwareness about the dangers of concussion is at an all-time high, in part because of the highly publicized concussion lawsuit brought by professional football players against

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What We Offer at Towson Sports Medicine

Towson Sports Medicine is recognized as being the best and the largest orthopaedic rehabilitation facilities in the Baltimore area. Our staff of physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers has been serving patients for more than 75 years.Towson Sports Medicine Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program for injured and post-surgical patients as well as the competitive, weekend and occasional athlete of any age.We are dedicated to providing superior care to those individuals whose lives are entrusted to us.

Towson Sports Medicine CenterTowson Orthopaedic Associates Ruxton Professional Center 8322 Bellona Avenue Towson, MD 21204 410-337-8847

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