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"However, the most common injuries we see are overuse injuries, such
as patellofemoral pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), hip or knee bursitis
(inflammation) and rotator tendinitis
(shoulder pain)," he says. "Many of
these issues can be successfully treated
without surgery."

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Community Healthcare System also has
multiple physical therapy clinics to help
individuals regain strength and function
after injury and/or surgery and to restore
coordination and balance issues due to
neurological conditions, including stroke,
multiple sclerosis and even concussion.
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT)
is used to treat conditions like vertigo,
chronic migraine, peripheral or central
vestibular dysfunction, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and other
balance disorders.
"Vestibular therapy is an excellent tool to resolve dizziness and
improve balance," says Priscilla Mulesa,
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe®
physical therapist and geriatric clinical specialist. "Patients need to be
checked by a doctor first to diagnose
the condition, then go to a therapist

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specializing in vestibular rehabilitation
for treatment."

CONCUSSION CLINICS

Community Healthcare System's
Concussion Clinics provide prompt
assessment of concussion using the
latest, most advanced technology for
diagnosis. For adults over the age of 18,
BrainScope® One is a device available at
Community Healthcare System's immediate care centers that measures and
interprets the brain's electrical activity
and neurocognitive function. The device
quickly and safely helps determine if
there is a structural brain injury that
would be visible on a CT scan and if
there is evidence of a brain abnormality
that would indicate a concussion. If a
concussion is suspected, receiving care
at a Concussion Clinic as soon as possible increases the likelihood of a full
recovery and decreases the chance of
developing long-term complications.

ATHLETIC TRAINERS

If your son or daughter is a high school
or college athlete in Northwest Indiana,
odds are they already have benefited
from the expert care provided by
Community Healthcare System's athletic trainers. Trainers provide students
with preventive services, emergency
care, clinical assessment, therapeutic
intervention, and rehabilitation of
injuries and medical conditions.
"There are untimely injuries
that may occur throughout
the careers of student athletes and we understand
the urgency of getting back
to athletic competition,"
says orthopedic sports
medicine surgeon Michael
Knesek, MD, on staff at
St. Mary Medical Center
in Hobart. "We work
together with the athletic
trainer, physical therapist and
any other provider involved to
return the athlete to a high level
of competition."

FIND A
TRAINER
Athletic trainers provide a direct link from
the field or gym to Community Healthcare
System's medical providers, offering students preventive services, emergency care
and more. There are athletic trainers at a
variety of local locations.
Colleges:
* Calumet College
* Purdue Northwest
Athletic facilities:
* Midwest Ice Arena in St. John

High schools:
* Bishop Noll

* Hebron

* Calumet

* Hobart

* Clark

* Kouts

* East Chicago

* Lake Station

* Gavit

* Morgan Township

* Griffith

* Morton

* Hammond

* Munster

* Highland

* Washington

* Lake Central

Township

* Hanover Central

* Whiting

WEBSITE

Game On!
For more information
about the Sports Medicine
program at the hospitals
of Community Healthcare
System, visit comhs.org.

"Community Healthcare System has
committed to an entire continuity of care
for the athlete with its sports medicine
program," says orthopedic sports medicine surgeon G Bradley Bookatz, MD, a
Community Care Network physician.
"Having physicians, athletic trainers
and staff across different specialties
communicate with one another within
the system and share resources helps to
maximize patient care." ■


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