What We Treat

Neurological injuries

Almost upon the point of impact, the brain begins to undergo immediate, delayed, and post-injury changes that, if not treated properly, can lead to brain cell and tissue death. Some people may suffer recurring symptoms such as attention deficits and other cognitive impairments, as well as headaches, neck and spinal pain, insomnia, vision issues, and emotional or psychological changes including depression and anger.

The Lifebridge Health Sports Medicine Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of brain traumas, including:

  • Acute concussions
  • Athletes with neurologic disease
  • Impact-related neck and upper spinal cord injuries
  • Wide-ranging post-concussion symptoms

With trained, on-site diagnostic technicians, expert medical staff and a specialized rehabilitative team, the LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute works quickly to get to the root of your symptoms, map a plan for recovery, and get you back in the game. See our services

Sports-related orthopedic injuries

Every athlete faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to sports-related injuries that can vary depending on their body type, age and sex, and the level of intensity, repetition, and impact their chosen sport brings. Athletes need treatment that will return them to competition as quickly, safely and confidently as possible.  

Middle- and high-school age athletes face an increased risk of ACL tears and other ligament damage as hormonal changes occur during puberty. College and professional athletes face wear and tear heightened by intense practice schedules and game-related injuries. Retired athletes or active aging adults may be contending with arthritis and ligament damage and become more susceptible to injury as muscles and reflexes change.

The Lifebridge Health Sports Medicine Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of orthopedic injuries commonly suffered by athletes, including:

  • An injury to the ankle, foot or leg (fracture, Achilles tendon tear or rupture, etc.)
  • Knee ailments including arthritis, meniscus wear and tear, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, and cartilage defects and damage
  • Hip damage (including labral cartilage damage)
  • Shoulder ailments including rotator cuff tear and impingement, labral cartilage damage, and shoulder instability

Glossary of terms – Sports-related injuries

  • Achilles tendon – The body’s largest tendon, the Achilles (or calcaneal) tendon is a band of tissue connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone.
  • Anterior cruciate ligament – The ACL is one of two knee ligaments that connect the upper leg to the lower leg. It is made up of two main bundles of fibers known as the anteromedial and posterolateral bundle.
  • Arthritis – With osteoarthritis, the cartilage which lines our joints wears away, causing bone-on-bone contact and inflammation at the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joints.
  • Cartilage – This strong, flexible, and cushioning substance found between the body’s joints gives form and structure to such areas of the body as our nose, ears, spine, and ribcage.
  • Concussion – A concussion is a traumatic brain injury where the brain is shaken or makes impact with the skull. It can occur from a fall or a blow to the head or body.
  • Labrum/Labral – The labrum is a band of fibrocartilage lining the sockets of our hips and shoulders. This rubbery tissue acts as a shock absorber and also helps keep the ball of the joint firmly in the hip or shoulder socket.
  • Meniscus – The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee, located between the thigh bone and the shin bone. Each knee joint has two meniscus pads.
  • Rotator cuff – Located in the shoulder, the rotator cuff is formed by muscles and tendons and keeps the top of the upper arm bone firmly yet flexibly in the shoulder socket.


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