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Medical Mondays: UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

There’s no doubt living an active lifestyle benefits both your mind and your body, but injuries can bench even the best athletes. Thankfully, the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is equipped to treat these injuries, get athletes back to gameplay, and help prevent them from sustaining injuries in the future. Here you’ll learn about:

  • Common sports injuries and their causes
  • Treatment options for injured athletes
  • Prevention techniques for common injuries
  • Patient Success Stories
  • Hand and Arm Injuries in Athletes

    Upper extremity injuries, which can include injuries to the hand, elbow, arm, and shoulder, are some of the most common injuries in athletes. They also can be easily dismissed or downplayed by the athlete when they want to get back to sport. Read more to discover treatment and prevention options for hand and arm injuries at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Read More
  • Sports Performance Programs Help Athletes Get Back in the Game

    Whether you’re training for a marathon, recovering from a knee injury, or simply want to improve your athletic functioning and prevent future injuries, sports performance programs can help. These programs, usually delivered by certified strength and conditioning coaches, can offer better flexibility, improved agility, lower risk of injury, and more. Read more to discover the benefits of adding a sports performance expert to your team. Read More
  • Katie Cecil – Stress Fracture Patient Story

    After suffering a severe stress fracture in her foot, Katie, an avid tennis player at Carnegie Mellon University, was scheduled for surgery. Although she missed the fall season while rehabbing and recovering, Katie was able to return for the spring and ended her collegiate career on a high note. Read more to hear her full story. Read More
  • Youth Hockey Injuries Q&A with Dr. Vyas

    To help address some common questions about youth hockey, Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD, orthopaedic surgeon at UPMC Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins, answered some of these questions during a recent Facebook Open Wall discussion. Read more to hear his advice. Read More
  • What Is Aquatic Physical Therapy?

    Aquatic physical therapy is the practice of physical therapy in the water. Often equipped with adaptations for patient comfort and accessibility, the pools can offer many benefits when added to a treatment plan. Read more to discover how aquatic therapy can make a major difference for individuals who cannot tolerate high impact activities, are experiencing low back pain, and more. Read More
  • Runner’s Dynamic Warm-up and Cross Training

    Although runners often focus on their speed, it is essential to strengthen your entire body to prevent injury. In order to improve and maximize your training time, try dynamic warm-up and cross-training days. Read More
  • Infographic: Common Sports Injuries

    Physical activity is beneficial to both your mind and body, but it doesn’t come without risks. Whether you play recreationally or are a serious athlete, injuries like an ankle sprain, hamstring strain, or shin splints can put you on the bench for longer than you want to be. Read more to discover seven common sports injuries, their causes, treatment, and prevention techniques. Read More
  • Patient Story – Hockey Player’s Road to Recovery

    During college, Sean suffered from multiple shoulder dislocations and underwent physical therapy, followed by shoulder surgery. Finally, after working closely with Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD, Sean was able to return to hockey, the sport he loves. Read more to hear his full story. Read More