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For Immediate Release
4/12/2018



Helene King
410-601-2296
hking@lifebridgehealth.org


LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute Aims to Change the Game for Pro and Amateur Athletes

Dr. Kevin Crutchfield and Dr. Craig Bennett lead integrated program combining orthopedic and neurological services, including comprehensive concussion care

Baltimore, MD – The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute is off and running at Foundry Row in Owings Mills. Led by neurologist Kevin Crutchfield, M.D., and orthopedic surgeon Craig Bennett, M.D., the LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute brings a team approach to sports medicine, combining state-of-the-art neurological and orthopedic treatments for Dr. Crutchfieldathletes at all levels.

In addition to physicians, the multidisciplinary team includes athletic trainers, physical therapists and other allied health providers, all working together to provide an integrated, custom care plan for every player - from professional athletes to weekend warriors and every level in between. 

 “This powerhouse team puts LifeBridge Health at the forefront of sports medicine, not just in treating injuries, but also leading the way in prevention and training. In caring for an athlete of any age or skill set, we know that we are taking care of a person who has individual needs and specific goals. We are thrilled to bring together this talented team of seasoned professionals to offer the  highest Dr. Bennett quality sports medicine care,” says Brian M. White, executive vice president of LifeBridge Health.

Along with expert treatments and follow-up care, the team works with clients to prevent injuries through proper technique, sports-specific strength analyses, and speed and strength conditioning in collaboration with the Parisi Speed School at LifeBridge Health & Fitness.

The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine team also works with coaches and team trainers to provide a personalized plan of care from diagnosis to return to play and beyond. 

Dr. Crutchfield and Dr. Bennett anchor the team, combining their individual medical expertise with decades of experience treating professional, collegiate and amateur athletes, including high-profile players from a wide variety of sports.

Dr. Bennett is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine, with more than 20 years of  orthopedic surgery experience. He has provided medical care to teams at every athletic level, most recently serving as the director of sports medicine at the University of  Maryland,  where he was the team orthopedic surgeon for University of Maryland athletics. He has treated a number of NFL and Division 1 college athletes, helping them return successfully to their sports.

Dr. Crutchfield, a nationally known expert on concussions and traumatic brain injury, directs LifeBridge Health’s Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program. He has served as an independent neurologist for many professional sports leagues and is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. He is a faculty appointee at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and is a researcher and consultant to the U.S. military regarding the effects of traumatic brain injuries.

For more information about the LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org/sports


About LifeBridge Health
LifeBridge Health consists of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and subsidiaries and affiliates, including LifeBridge Health & Fitness. Sinai, Northwest and Carroll hospitals are acute-care general hospitals with complementary clinical centers of excellence.  For more information, visit lifebridgehealth.org.

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