LVHN News (sports medicine)

2019
March
19,
2019
Right now, the spotlight is on teams competing in the national college basketball championship playoffs. For orthopedic surgeon Gabe Lewullis, MD, with LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, these games bring back memories of the 1996 first-round matc...
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2018
December
17,
2018
For many, the start of winter in Pennsylvania is the start of a seasonal passion: Skiing and snowboarding. Both offer plenty of thrills, as well as opportunity to strengthen your heart, bones and tone your muscles. “It’s important to prepare your ...
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May
03,
2018
You’re running a 5K, hitting the basketball court or playing a tennis match when you feel it – sudden pain. What do you do? Should you see a doctor? “For minor sports injuries such as sprains, strains, and severe bruises and bumps, you can use the...
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2017
October
09,
2017
It’s a dreaded sound for basketball and football players – a popping noise and then ensuing knee pain. Many times its meniscus cartilage tearing that’s making that pop. “It’s one of the more common problems we see in our office,” says orthopedic s...
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September
08,
2017
The weather forecast for Sunday’s Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Via Marathon is warm and sunny. For Ian Walsh, who set a record in 2015 as the half-marathon champion, that forecast signals something that’s important to every distance runner. ...
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2016
December
02,
2016
Meet Our Experts Faisal Al-Alim, MD Sports Medicine View Profile Your Next Step Don’t let an injury slow you down. Make an appointment with an orthopedics specialist so you can get back to feeling like yourself again. ...
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August
11,
2016
About the Author: He started at fullback for Penn State University football teams that won the Fiesta Bowl, Outback Bowl and Alamo Bowl. He won state championships as a member of the Allentown Central Catholic Vikings. And he played NFL f...
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August
04,
2016
About the Author: He started at fullback for Penn State University football teams that won the Fiesta Bowl, Outback Bowl and Alamo Bowl. He won state championships as a member of the Allentown Central Catholic Vikings. And he played NFL f...
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July
12,
2016
When she’s on the track at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (VPCC), Kim Geist is always pushing. “Cycling is an endurance sport,” says Geist, 29, of Emmaus. “When you’re training, you are thrashing every day and working through the pain.” That ...
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June
27,
2016
About the author: Faisal Al-Alim, MD, is a family medicine physician and a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist with LVPG Orthopedics. A former college athlete, he chose sports medicine as a specialty because he understands the imp...
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May
27,
2016
It’s 3 a.m., and Jody Karam has a thought. The father of professional racecar driver Sage Karam, Jody is already planning the next step in his son’s never-ending fitness regimen. “He’ll wake up from a deep sleep and write down programs and ideas f...
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March
17,
2016
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has partnered with Bethlehem Steel FC as the official jersey partner and medical provider for health care, orthopedic, sports medicine, medical and physical therapy services, the club announced today. LVHN is the c...
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