For athletes, sports concussions are common but serious injuries. If you have a concussion and your symptoms last longer than one week, the Mary Free Bed Sports Concussion Program in Grand Rapids, MI is here to help you recover.
Our Sports Concussion Program experts offer specialized evaluations to educate your family, coach, and athletic trainer, and give them more information about the effects of your concussion. The evaluation also helps you with symptom management, injury recovery, and includes specific recommendations on how to safely return to your sports activities. Mary Free Bed's Sports Concussion staff will help get you back to playing the sports you love.
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If you’re an athlete, chances are you’ve experienced a sports-related injury. From hamstring tears to ankle sprains, Mary Free Bed’s Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program has the staff and equipment to help you rebuild your strength.
The orthopedic rehabilitation team at Mary Free Bed knows what it takes to compete in athletics and the training that’s involved. Among the Orthopedic Rehab Program staff are two marathoners, a NCAA-level national champion swimmer, an iron man triathlete, and a tennis pro. We understand your goals and struggles, and we know how to get you back into shape. Between our expertise and equipment that provides you with heavy resistance training and pool therapy, we can accelerate your rehabilitation.
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Performance Excellence Center
Injury is a common and unfortunate reality in sports. At its worst, injuries end a career or cost you the season. At best, you may miss games, valuable practice time, or try to perform while in pain and discomfort. Our goal at the Performance Excellence Center is to help you heal from your injury and become a better competitor in the process.
At the Mary Free Bed Performance Excellence Center, we view injury as another athletic challenge. Dr. Eddie O’Connor helps athletes like you approach rehabilitation with the same mental toughness you compete with.
At Mary Free Bed’s Performance Excellence Center, we help you to:
Increase your motivation for rehabilitation
Maximize your body’s ability to heal
Increase your pain tolerance
Return to play with confidence
Develop your mental game while your body recovers, so you come back better than you were before
Transferring these mental toughness skills from sports to rehabilitation will help you recover more quickly and completely. Mary Free Bed’s Performance Excellence Center makes this possible for you to get you back in the game.
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The Pain Center
When pain is a constant part of your life, it can prevent you from participating in the activities you enjoy most. If the pain you are experiencing is keeping you from playing the sports you love, or if it's preventing you from doing your best in the game, a team of specialists at Mary Free Bed’s Pain Center can help.
The Pain Center at Mary Free Bed offers a number of services to help you reduce and manage your pain. We can equip you to not only handle your pain, but get you back to doing what you love.
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While being active is important to staying healthy, playing sports can lead to injuries. If you’re someone who’s experienced a sports injury, you may have to wear a brace while participating in sporting events to protect your health. Whether you require a custom brace or a basic off-the-shelf brace, Mary Free Bed Orthotics has what you need, and many of these sports braces are covered by your insurance. By providing you with the brace you need, you’ll be able to get back in the game and back to living the active lifestyle you enjoy.
Here at Mary Free Bed, we offer the following types of braces and more:
Face Fracture Masks
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