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Sports Medicine

At the Center for Sports Medicine, our specialists work with you to help you get back to the activities you enjoy. Sports medicine specialists have additional training to diagnose and treat patients, helping to restore function whether injured from sports, weekend activities or everyday life. They see and treat patients of all activity levels and ages.

Reasons to See a Sports Medicine Specialist

  • Sprains or strains
  • Cartilage or tissue injury
  • Arthritis
  • Regenerative Medicine (Prolo, PRP, shockwave therapy)
  • Concussion
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Swelling
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Sports Nutrition

Most injuries don’t require surgery. A sports medicine physician will work with you to assess your injury and any testing or treatment needed. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to see a sports medicine specialist. There are many reasons you may want to schedule an appointment at the Center for Sports Medicine. Common injuries include sprains, strains, arthritis, concussion, etc. Our physicians will work with you to design the most appropriate treatment plan to help you return to your activities. Treatment can include options such as, braces, pain relievers, injections and physical therapy. Your physician will also be able to advise you on ways to prevent injury through exercising, nutrition, and conditioning. Sports medicine specialists are key to helping maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school.

Baseline Impact Testing

Because All Concussions Are Serious Every student athlete should have a Baseline Impact™ Test.

We recommend:

  • A baseline for students, ages 10 and older, who are involved in school or club sports.
  • Available through Excela Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
  • The 20 minute test measures verbal and visual memory, reaction time, visual motor speed and impulse control.

Schedule a Baseline ImPACT Test

Baseline ImPACT testing is an important tool in the prevention of concussive consequences for our youth. We now know that injury to a brain that has not fully recovered from prior concussive injury can prolong recovery, and possibly lead to devastating short term, or lingering long term issues.

Unfortunately there is no way to conclusively know when the brain is fully back to baseline, and return to play is safe. Having a baseline ImPACT neuro-cognitive test can aid in making the right decision.

Excela Health is offering baseline testing for kids 10-18 years of age in the office or via telehealth for $25 from dates June 7 to August 27, 2021. Kids age 5-9 can be tested in office for the same fee. Every test will be checked for validity by one of our experts, and results will be discussed with the athlete and/or parent.

ImPACT is not a stand alone test in determining concussion recovery or return to play. Excela Health has a comprehensive, state-of-the-art concussion evaluation and management program. Having a valid baseline ImPACT test is a first step in keeping our athletes safe. To schedule a baseline ImPACT test, call 724-689-1070.

Meet the Sports Medicine Team

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery

At the Center for Sports Medicine, our specialist work with you to help you get back to the activities you enjoy. Fortunately, most sports injuries do not require surgery. However, if you or a loved one requires surgery for a sports-related injury, look no further than Excela Health for your care. Our board certified Orthopedic Surgeons have fellowship training in Sports Medicine and are experts in the most cutting edge treatments available for sports injuries in athletes of any age. Your treatment plan is tailored to fit your individual needs as an athlete, with the ultimate goal of getting you back to doing the activities you love.

Reasons to see a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder instability or labrum repair
  • Biceps tendon repair
  • Shoulder replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • PCL/MCL/Posterolateral corner reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair or debridement
  • Cartilage restoration procedures
  • Patellar stabilization
  • Quadriceps or patellar tendon repair
  • Achilles Repair

Meet the Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgical Team

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