09/11/2007

WVU Sports Medicine Center Grand Opening

Free screenings Saturday, Sept. 15

Anyone who plays sports, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior - even anyone who just jogs or works out occasionally - is vulnerable to a sports injury. The new West Virginia University Sports Medicine Center invites all athletes, of all sports and all ages, to a Grand Opening celebration Saturday, Sept. 15.

The WVU Sports Medicine Center is located in a 3,500-square-foot space on the lower level of Healthworks Rehab and Fitness Center.  It features WVU physicians who have expertise evaluating and treating musculoskeletal injuries using a wide variety of rehabilitative and surgical techniques.

 Dr. Sanford Emery views images in the on-site x-ray suite at the new WVU Sports Medicine Center.
The public is invited Saturday for free tours, screenings and mini-seminars about various sports topics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Refreshments and free t-shirts will be provided. 

The Center’s specialty-trained physicians will offer free screenings of shoulders, knees, and bone density, as well as body fat analysis. 

An expert will discuss ACL injuries at 10:30 a.m.  At 11:15 a.m. the topic is chronic running injuries.  Steroid and supplement use will be covered in the noon session.  At 12:45 p.m. a doctor will discuss special topics for female athletes.  The talks will end with a final session on lower back pain in young athletes at 1:30 p.m. 

Physicians at the WVU Sports Medicine Center manage injuries and medical conditions including muscle and joint pain, sprains and concussions, and also help manage illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes, that can hinder performance. They also provide evaluations for clearing athletes to return to their sport following illness or injury and perform complete physical examinations for athletes of all ages.


“We’ve pulled together a large group of physicians and surgeons who have both expertise and a strong interest in sports medicine,” said Sanford Emery, M.D., chair of orthopaedics and medical director of the Sports Medicine Center.  “The result is a center that is all-inclusive in the range of problems we can treat.”

The WVU Sports Medicine Center experts include physicians George Bal, Matthew Darmelio, Emery, Matt Lively. Barry McDonough, Guy Monteleone, Benjamin Moorehead, Joe Prudhomme, and David Stoll.

For more information on the WVU Sports Medicine Center visit

www.wvusportsmed.com or call (304) 598-4830 for appointments.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
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