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Fit for Life: Sports Medicine at St.Vincent Charity

Fitness is fundamental to a healthy life.

For many of our patients, sports are central to their wellbeing. But regular physical activity can lead to wear and tear, bumps and bruises, and the occasional injury. At St. Vincent Charity, our goal is to help you stay strong, treat problems as they arise, and work to avoid more serious issues down the road.

Treatments at St. Vincent Charity

The clinical team at St. Vincent Charity features highly skilled experts with deep experience in helping professional, amateur and student athletes recover from injuries and setbacks.

 We work with endurance athletes to lower the risk of injury and improve performance. We help younger athletes overcome sports-related injuries. And older athletes turn to us for treatment of overuse injuries and joint pain. Our team specializes in a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Cartilage Degeneration and Damage
  • Torn Meniscus
  • ACL / MCL Tears
  • Sudden Impact and Stress Fractures
  • Gait Imbalances
  • Shoulder Impingement and Instability
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel

Recent Posts

April 6, 2021

Successful Back Surgery Brings Former Masters Champ Out of Retirement and Back to Augusta National

Legendary PGA golfer, Ian Woosnam, retired twice - once in 2016 and then again, in 2019. The chronic back pain he suffered throughout his career had progressed to the point he could no longer swing the club in the manner that carried him to 52 tourna ...continue reading

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October 15, 2020

Safely Managing Training to Avoid Serious Injury

Brunswick High School standout Jordyn Thomas overcame the threat of a season-ending injury to move on and dominate the 2020 OHSAA Gymnastics State Championship. As the state’s all-around champion, Jordyn credits Dr. Michael Canales, of the St. Vincen ...continue reading

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February 4, 2019

4 Tips to Recover from Joint and Muscle Pain from Exercise

Starting in late January and early February every year, Dr. Friedhoff begins to see an influx of patients suffering from overuse injuries caused by starting their New Year’s exercise regime too aggressively. These injuries are one factor that leads t ...continue reading

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May 31, 2018

Star gymnast finishes career on her terms with help of Dr. Canales

Rachel Stypinksi, widely considered one of - if not the - best gymnasts in the history of Kent State University’s program, was having the best season of her career. Then during her final meet before NCAA Regionals, Rachel landed her first tumbling pa ...continue reading

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