Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance

If you’re a competitive athlete or just trying to keep your body moving, our team at Cayuga Medical Center Sports Medicine is here to treat, rehabilitate, and prevent sports-related injuries. Our Sports Medicine team is expertly trained in musculoskeletal and medical sports conditions and they understand what drives athletes. We will help you recover from injury as quickly and safely as possible and get back in the game!

Our services include (but are not limited to) assessment and treatment of:

  • Acute injuries (strains, sprains, joint pain)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, stress fractures)
  • Back pain in young athletes
  • Shortness of breath and fatigue with exercise
  • Athletic skin disorders
  • Athletes with illness (mononucleosis, asthma, and diabetes)
  • Sports Concussion (treatment and management)
  • Osteoarthritis in our multidisciplinary clinic

Conservative musculoskeletal care

  • Ultrasound Guided injections
  • Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Continuous Laryngoscopy with Exercise
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Getting back her winning edge

As a competitive swimmer who is in the pool for 15 hours each week, Elise Nishii-Kim is used to pushing her body. But, during an intense practice in the summer of 2016, with her heart pounding 180 beats a minute, she suddenly had trouble breathing.

Staying in the Game

Caelia Thomas, captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team at Ithaca High School, got back her kick with help from sports medicine specialists and physical therapists at the Cayuga Wellness Center.

Born to Run!

Lithesome and blue-eyed with a ponytail that swings wildly as she runs, Lizzy Jewiss is a driven young athlete. In seventh grade she decided to take up running to stay in shape for soccer.

A health care network for safer sports

A partnership between Cayuga Medical Center’s Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance program and high school, community, and collegiate sports teams provides their athletes with an extra margin of safety. Certified athletic trainers specializing in athletic health care work closely with physicians and therapists to prevent injuries at practices and games at seven high schools, club […]

Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hip impingement

Dr. Seemant from Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance at the Cayuga Wellness Center explains the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hip impingement.

A Healthy Collaboration

The Cayuga Wellness Center was the product of a collaboration between Cayuga Medical Center and a pair of local developers, Tim and Terry Ciaschi. Hospital administrators were already exploring ways to improve the overall health and well-being of community residents when the Ciaschis approached Cayuga Medical Center with their concept of creating a medically based […]

Community Lecture Series

Professional Lecture Series

Jan 8: Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain
Walter Silbert, MD
Radiology Associates of Ithaca

Mike Waters, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Cayuga Medical Associates

Feb 12: Cartilage Lesions
Alec Macaulay, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Cayuga Medical Associates

Mar 11: Pathology of Sports Medicine
Dan Sudilovsky, MD,
Pathology Associates of Ithaca

Apr 8: Athletic Pubalgia – groin/pelvic pain
Fnu Seemant, MD,
Sports Medicine, Cayuga Medical Center

May 13: Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction
Vanessa Mirabito, DPT, OCS, ATC and Robert Rehberger, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapy, Cayuga Medical Center

Jun 10: Treating Joint Dislocations- From Head (Neck) to Toe
Ben Donohue, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Cayuga Medical Associates

July/Aug: off

Sep 9: Lower back pain in college athletes, Not all back pain is the same
Andrew Getzin, MD
Sports Medicine, Cayuga Medical Center

Oct 14: Youth Sports specialist
Monika Radloff, MD
Sports Medicine, Cayuga Medical Center

Nov 11: 2020 Update on PRP and Biologics
Lisa Fortier, Ph.D., DVM
James Law Professor of Large Animal Surgery
Cornell University

Dec 9: Medical Screening
Ethan Lewis, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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