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Allegheny Sports Medicine A Division of West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Institute


; Medical provider for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds


; Medical provider for Slippery Rock University, the Community College of Allegheny County, and 16 area high schools


; Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the country’s top 50 hospitals for orthopaedic care


; A national leader in the treatment of orthopaedic trauma and sports related injury to the foot, ankle, spine and upper extremities.


www.wpahs.org 1.877.660.6777


preventive care. “ To be at the top of my game week after


week, I rely on these professionals to help me remain fit and keep firing on all cylinders,” Furyk said.


EXPANDING INTO COMMUNITIES Allegheny Sports


injuries and facilitating each golfer’s


conditioning program. “They grind it out all season long. If they make the cut, they will be playing 72 holes per week, which can result in overuse injuries,” Castor said. “We would like to stay ahead of these types of injuries, and enhance their overall performances, by strengthening and conditioning for maintenance.” About 85 percent of PGA TOUR golfers use the Allegheny Sports Medicine trailers, and the players


relationships with program staff. This familiarity


allows


develop close working staff


to know golfers’


health histories and treat them quickly and effectively if they sustain an injury. “It’s one of the most significant benefits that we have on the tour,” said 2003 U.S. Open and 2010 FedExCup champion Jim Furyk.


He went on to say that when he was in his 20s, he didn’t take advantage of the mobile units often or follow a fitness regimen. But now at age 41, experience has opened his eyes to the value of a training program and


Medicine’s years of


proven positive outcomes has earned the confidence of professional sports teams. It’s the official medical provider for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer team. Allegheny also provides and coordinates the orthopaedic medical care for two colleges and 15 area high schools. The affiliation with the PGA TOUR has inspired Allegheny Sports Medicine to develop similar trailers for local high school and college athletic programs throughout the Pittsburgh area. The mobile units would give student-athletes of Western Pennsylvania


access to top-notch “We and


specialized sports medicine training and care.


should always be mindful of


promoting the importance of training, proper conditioning, and living a healthy lifestyle to our communities,” Furyk said. “I commend Allegheny Sports Medicine for taking its role as a community leader seriously by exploring the opportunity to make trailers like the pros use available to local student-athletes.”


A NATIONAL LEADER Allegheny Sports Medicine of the WPAHS


Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Institute ranks among the nation’s best for assessing, treating, rehabilitating and preventing injuries and musculoskeletal deformities and diseases. U.S. News and World Report named the institute one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for orthopaedic care. For decades, the institute’s physicians


have had a proven track record of changing people’s lives for the better through science and technology, research and education, compassion and sincerity. The WPAHS program is home to some of the country’s most talented physicians who emulate an unwavering commitment


to coalescing


progressive medicine with personalized care for truly positive outcomes. The PGA TOUR now has a direct gateway to these experts and resources, providing golfers with the finest health care available anywhere. The institute’s surgeons perform more than 12,000 orthopaedic operations each year and offer advanced techniques, surgeries and inpatient and outpatient treatments at five hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg General, Forbes Regional and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. In the end, what truly sets Allegheny apart from its competitors is the focus it places on people. It’s a place where doctors work closely with their patients to determine all aspects of their treatment plans – where every choice, every decision is based on what’s best for the patient. Because Allegheny Sport Medicine know that when their doctors lead, better care follows.


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