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Sports Medicine at EJGH

Sports Medicine is NOT just the treatment of athletes. It is the combination of diagnostics, orthopedics, rehabilitation, therapy, pain management, fitness and nutrition all working together to help you overcome an injury or pain so you return to your full quality of life.

Your injury may have originated with sports, work, hobbies or lifting your children to play. What you need from that point on is a dedicated system working to help relieve your pain, regain your strength, regain your mobility and return to, or surpass, your pre-injury status.

At East Jefferson General Hospital, you will find all the factors needed to get you back in the game, the office or playroom in the fastest, safest, most effective manner possible.

Diagnostics

Repairing an injury starts with a proper diagnosis. At East Jefferson Imaging Center, you will find state-of-the-art technologies that include the area's most powerful CT and the state's most open field MRI in a setting that is built to allow for walk in, walk out convenience. These tools, and others, are in the hands of Radiologists who specialize in musculoskeletal imaging and other areas that allow for the fastest most accurate diagnosis possible. It is the information acquired at EJIC that will give your physician the pinpoint accuracy needed to determine whether surgery is called for.

Orthopedics

The orthopedists at East Jefferson General Hospital have a reputation for excellence that is hard earned. Our orthopedists have worked with baseball Hall of Famers and weekend athletes helping each get back in the game better then before. Blue Cross-Blue Shield measured the outcomes of orthopedic patients throughout Louisiana and designated EJGH a Center of Excellence. The orthopedists at EJGH cover the entire spectrum of bone/joint care including minimally invasive repair of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, hands and back. CLICK HERE to find a physician who meets your needs and insurance plan, or call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000.

Outpatient Rehab & Physical Therapy

Perhaps nothing impacts your overall surgical outcome as much as the quality of your post-surgical rehabilitation. At EJGH, your therapy begins the day of your procedure. The continuum of care continues at EJGH's outpatient rehabilitation center on Houma Boulevard. This state-of-the-art facility gives our therapists greater space and resources than can be found elsewhere. One on one care built around your specific needs is the hallmark of rehab services available at EJ Outpatient Rehab.

Pain Management

From the moment you become injured, pain is often the debilitating aspect of your injury. Managing that pain, whether you require surgery or not, is paramount to your recovery. At EJGH, our physicians often work hand in hand with the Pain Management Institute at East Jefferson General Hospital to develop a pain management system that will afford you relief while allowing you to return to normal activities in the quickest, safest manner possible.

Food and Nutrition

One of the most overlooked aspects of positive performance is the role of nutrition. A qualified nutritionist can develop an eating plan built around your specific needs. The right plan can help you lose weight, gain weight, sleep better, gain energy, run further or faster and more. The Outpatient Nutritionists at EJGH can develop a meal plan for you, and your entire family, that is both effective and delicious. CLICK HERE to learn more about Nutrition Services at EJGH or call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000 to set up an appointment today.

EJGH Wellness Center

The best way of preventing a recurrence of this injury and/or preventing future ones, is an effective, ongoing fitness program designed by professionals to ensure maximum results and optimal injury prevention. That is exactly what you will find when you retain a personal trainer at the EJGH Wellness Center. Staffed by exercise physiologists and disease management specialists, the EJGH Wellness Center is uniquely positioned to help you meet all your fitness and wellness goals.


To make an appointment with any aspect of the EJGH Sports Medicine Program, call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000. 

 

 

Contact Information

Sports Medicine Navigator

Nina Aucoin, ATC, LAT
Phone: (504) 503-5165
Email: nvaucoin@ejgh.org

 

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