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April 2019

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St. Charles Sports Medicine Helps Athletes of All Ages and Abilities Stay in the Game BY THOMAS CROCKER ST. CHARLES SPORTS MEDICINE HA S ESTABLISHED ITSELF A S A LE ADER ON LONG ISL AND FOR THE DIAGNOSIS, TRE ATMENT, REHABILITATION AND PRE VENTION OF ALL FORMS OF SPORTS INJURY. FOR DECADES, ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL has made a longstanding commitment to the health and performance of athletes. The Sports Medicine Program continues that same level of commitment by catering to youth and professional athletes, as well as weekend warriors, with comprehensive, leading-edge services from clinicians who understand the unique needs and goals of those who play sports. The program fea- tures a full spectrum of sports medicine services, including: + A free sports recovery clinic for high school and college athletes + A no-appointment-necessary, walk-in clinic with sports medicine physicians + F u l l r a n g e o f s u r g i c a l o p t i o n s , including arthroscopic or minimally invasive repairs of cartilage and con- nective tissue + Variety of nonsurgical treatments for sports injuries + Regenerative medicine, including plate- let rich plasma, in which a patient's own blood components are used to stimulate healing in damaged tissues + Community outreach that includes physicia n coverage for high school sporting events, including footba ll, wrestling, lacrosse and more + A t h l e t i c t r a i n e r c o v e r a g e f o r school districts + Imaging, including X-ray, CT and MRI + P re sea son f u nc t ion a l movement screenings for athletes of all sports + St . Cha rles R ehabi lit ation spor t s therapy at nine outpatient locations on Long Island + The T hink SM A RT!™ Concussion Management Program and scope of services provided through the Sports Medicine program would not be pos- sible without a diverse team of operative and nonoperative physicians who are board certified and fellowship trained in their specialty. " The St. Cha rles Spor ts Medicine Program features nonoperative primary care sports medicine physicians, con- cussion management specia lists and Hayley Queller, MD, Co-director of the Sports Medicine Program at St. Charles Hospital and Medical Co-director of the ThinkSMART!™ Concussion Management Program, assesses an athlete for injury on the sidelines during a high school football game. Physician sideline coverage is one component of St. Charles Sports Medicine's comprehensive approach to caring for athletes. 0 6❱❱❱❱❱ C O V E R F E A T U R E

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