Mercy Health and Wellington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are proud to provide a shadow program for Turpin High School students to learn about sports medicine and athletic training. This year, four students were accepted to the program to learn about and assist in the everyday operations of the athletic training room, under the direction of Barbara Battaglia and Kyle Hickey.
A bump, blow or jolt to the head – whether from a fall, accident or sporting event – is an injury that can have serious consequences. Even a mild bump, if not properly treated, can alter the way your brain works. Repeated concussions can be life-altering if not properly treated. New assessment tools enable Mercy Health physicians to measure multiple aspects of brain function such as memory and mental processing speed, in order to assess a concussion’s severity.
Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia is an orthopaedic specialist with Mercy Health. He treats a variety of sports medicine injuries and has office hours in Blue Ash and Montgomery and has written this piece on hip pain:
Summer vacation is upon us; time to relax, sleep-in, go on vacation, and, yes, begin training for fall sports! Here is som great advice from Dr. Amelia Wiggins, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Mercy Health who treats a variety of athletic injuries: