The mission of the Sports Medicine Program of Vanguard Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO) is to evaluate and treat people of all ages wishing to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. As long as we live, regardless of age, the body responds positively to exercise. Everyone can benefit from thoughtfully planned physical activity. Such physical activity ranges from professional athletics to a home exercise program for people with arthritis or other disabilities.
Everyday Athletes: Education, Treatment and Injury Prevention
CCO's Sports Medicine Program will help you maintain or regain the most active lifestyle possible. We want you to get back in the game! Our physicians have treated professional and Olympic athletes as well as thousands of everyday athletes.
Every patient is unique, and treatment must be appropriate to each individual. Weiss offers many treatment options, including physical therapy, home exercises, medications, splints, orthotics, therapeutic injections and others. If surgery is necessary, we use state-of-the-art equipment that enables our surgeons to perform many procedures without the need for an overnight stay.
CCO's Sports Medicine Program will help you achieve your physical activity goals and overcome injuries or other problems that keep you from enjoying your best health. Explore the following resources:
- Preston Wolin, M.D. discusses PRP—platelet rich plasma—an innovative new way to repair athletes’ elbows without surgery.
Watch “PRP Therapy” for the full story and interview with Dr. Wolin.
- Read the In Depth Doctor Interview with Preston Wolin, M.D., as seen on Medical Breakthroughs Reported by Ivanhoe.
- Visit Common Sports Injuries for descriptions of sports injuries and treatment options available at the Chicago Center for Orthopedics.
- Go to Ask the Experts for recently answered sports-related and orthopedic questions. Here you can also email your own questions to Benjamin Domb, M.D., team physician for the Chicago Sky and CCO sports medicine specialist at Weiss.
- Learn more about ACL injuries and ways to prevent injuries with this short guide (PDF).
Professional Athletes Rely on the Sports Medicine Experts at Weiss
CCO’s orthopedic and sports medicine experts have teamed up with the Chicago Sky
, Chicago State Cougars
, DuPage Hounds
, Schaumburg Boomers
, Windy City Thunderbolts
, RMU Eagles
, Chicago Outfit Roller Derby
, Chicago Bandits
and Joffrey Ballet
to become the exclusive healthcare partner for these pro sports teams and premier dance company. The partnerships are part of Weiss’ overall commitment to improve the health of our communities, through various education and outreach efforts. Look for events sponsored by CCO during the coming months.
Preston Wolin, M.D., has served as the team physician for both the U.S. National men’s and women’s soccer organizations and is the team physician for the Windy City ThunderBolts (Frontier League in Professional Baseball) and Chicago State University. Benjamin Domb, M.D., is the team physician for the Chicago Sky and Danielle Bass, M.D., is a team physician for Chicago State University, Chicago Outfit Roller Derby and Robert Morris University.
Additionally, Craig Westin, M.D., is the team physician for the Joffrey Ballet and team surgeon for the U.S. Figure Skating Team, including Olympic Silver medalist Sasha Cohen. Visit Sports Medicine Team for more information about all of CCO's orthopedic physicians that can get you back on track and in the game.
Learn more about the components that make up the Sports Medicine Program of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics by exploring the pages listed in the left column.
Call (888) 503-ORTHO or Contact Us for a physician referral to a CCO orthopedic specialist at Weiss.