GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Sports Injury Prevention and Performance
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital issued the following announcement on Jan. 4.
|njury Prevention and Performance Program for All Athletes
While Loyola Medicine’s orthopaedic team is skilled in treating sports injuries, prevention is always a better course. By preventing injuries, we can help players stay in the game and continue training, playing and achieving.
Loyola’s sports injury prevention and performance team offers programs to correct mechanical problems that could increase the chance of being injured, while simultaneously building an athlete’s balance, strength and agility. Helping athletes in all sports, our world-class team includes orthopaedic surgeons, nonoperative sports medicine specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, nurses, nutritionists, athletic trainers and physical therapists.
We provide specialized care and treatment for athletes in the following expert programs:
ACL prevention clinic
Basketball injury prevention program
Dance injury prevention
Golf rehabilitation program
Loyola’s doctors work closely with athletes, trainers and coaches to offer thorough evaluation and screenings to assess an athlete’s level of risk, as well as provide tools and instruction appropriate to the sport or activity. This usually includes warm-ups, stretches and exercises to build strength, conditioning, balance and flexibility. We also educate on water intake, appropriate playing surfaces and equipment—especially shoes—to reduce the risk of injury.
One of the greatest risks in injury prevention is returning to a sport too soon aft
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