Sports Medicine

Helping You from Injury to Recovery and Beyond

When an injury takes you away from the activities you enjoy, Saint Vincent Hospital’s sports medicine specialists can get you back in the game. Our comprehensive Sports Medicine program is ready to help you get the treatment you need to return to the activities you enjoy.

Treatment That Fits

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a student getting ready for a tournament or an avid weekend warrior, our comprehensive sports medicine program can be tailored to meet your individual goals. Taking care of an injured athlete is more than applying a brace and advising rest. Your recovery requires the skilled hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing to determine an overall plan of care.

Some common conditions we treat include:

  • ACL injuries 
  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Concussions
  • Cartilage injuries

Connected with Our Community

In addition to our dedication to keeping you active and healthy, our clinical team is actively involved in educating local athletes, coaches and parents about injury prevention and recognition. By providing programs to the community that teach proper strength building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance and training techniques, we can help minimize the risk of injury.

Concussion Management

Our Concussion Management team is comprised of specialists who provide education about prevention and provide assessment and treatment post-concussion. We also administer pre- and post-concussion ImPact testing and will develop multidisciplinary care plans for post-concussion management.

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10 Health Tips for People Who Sit for Long Hours

Sitting for a long period of time, whether it’s in the office or at home, can work against a person’s health in the long run. Ultimately, it may increase your risk for weight gain, heart disease, joint pain and diabetes, and it may also affect your posture.

If you are guilty of sitting majority of your day, here are some health tips that can help you avoid the long-term consequences that sitting for long hours may cause.

1. Support your back using a small pillow or towel to maintain good posture.

2. Position your computer screen at eye level to avoid straining your neck and eyes.

3. Keep your feet flat on the floor, so your body weight is evenly distributed across your hips.

4. Stand up every hour to stretch and just take a few minutes to move your body.

5. Go for a quick walk during your break time.

6. Take the stairs, instead of the elevator, as much as possible.

7. Remember to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise, 5 days a week, even in 10-minute increments.

8. Eat healthier and limit your sugar intake.

9. Commit to drinking more water.

10. Squeeze in short, high-intensity workouts in your schedule.

Final Thoughts

Sitting for long hours doesn’t have to completely compromise your health and well-being. Following the tips above can help you stay on top of your health as well as prevent the common health risks attached to living a sedentary lifestyle. However, if you’re experiencing signs of a chronic condition, whether it’s joint pain, diabetes or heart disease, please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to get checked as soon as possible.

Have a productive day ahead!

Harvard Health Publishing