“Our overall goal at MSU Sports Medicine is to be a one-stop-shop for patients and athletes alike to come in when they are experiencing pain, ailments, or even just looking for tips on how to get active and stay active,” says Nate Fitton, a team physician at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. MSU Health Care. “Our ultimate goal for all patients is to lead active and fulfilling lives. We see a variety of acute injuries, chronic injuries, and also people who are just looking to get active and talk about nutrition, weightlifting regimens and things like that. And so our mission is to serve that service to the community and that To be a nationally recognized location for patients to come and have access to world-renowned providers. We truly strive to be a destination for sports medicine and preventive care.”
We treat everyone,” says Jill Mosheli, team physician at MSU Health Care Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Medicine. “All ages and backgrounds are welcome. You don’t need to be a premium athlete to come into a sports medicine office. This is a question we always get. Do I need to be an athlete to see you? The answer is no. We will see everyone and treat everyone the same. We just want to keep people active and doing what they love.”
I didn’t really realize that proactive mission either. It’s really cool that you’d rather people not have to see you so openly.
“We get this a lot, patients come in worried we’re going to tell them to stop running or walking,” Fitton continues. “That’s not our goal at all. Our goal is to be creative but keep moving forward. Maybe running isn’t the best for you, but riding a bike or doing the elliptical can be. It’s not that we’re going to eliminate things completely, it’s really about Be creative and keep working. That’s really our end goal. I regularly tell patients, ‘Yes, if you get hurt because you run a lot and you have a bad condition, well, continuing to do that is not what we want you to do. But at the same time, we want to keep you active. We are looking for ways to keep working. To help you stay active. Sure, if you just stop running for four weeks, it will get better, but you’ll have other problems from not running. We want to find ways to help you move forward, and to maintain your progress.”
Are there new treatments on the horizon that get you excited about treating patients better?
“We’re all really involved in sports medicine and we’re at the forefront of what’s happening in sports medicine,” Moschelli continues. “A lot of us participate in national conferences and are really involved at the national level with different communities and committees, so we really try to bring that into our office. We really provide availability for all the opportunities or cutting edge treatments.”
“This is where we separate ourselves because we have the strength of a research university behind us,” Fitton says. “We regularly collaborate with doctoral candidates and researchers on campus who are looking to enhance healthcare delivery. Another thing that patients can look forward to when they come to visit us is that we have ongoing research projects. We are looking at things like orthopedic medicine and concussion recovery to see what If we can enhance or speed up recovery by adding this method of treatment. In the kinesiology department, they do a tremendous amount of ongoing research that is at the cutting edge of what the next level of care would look like. With our participation in that, we can also provide that to our patients. I think that This is really exciting.”
Increasingly, more women are participating in sports medicine.
“Historically, sports medicine may not have been comprehensive,” Mosheli says. “But I am honored to be part of the group at MSU Sports Medicine. Dr. Sheba Joseph and I are presenters there, both physicians as team athletes at Michigan State University. There is a lot of math at MSU, and they have their own set of challenges that you need to think about when tackling them.”
What are some tips for weekend warriors, or even regular exercisers, so they don’t have to come and see you guys?
“It’s all about moderation and approach,” Fitton says. “When you decide you’re going to start running or working out, we totally support that. Because the healthier you are, the less you need us. Our goal is for people to be healthy and active.”
“We regularly encourage variety in what you do. Don’t run seven days a week. Run three days a week; cycle two days a week; try swimming or incorporating some strength training. We know that through activity and interactions the body can start to take some injuries. caused by overactivity. The best way to avoid this is by diversifying your activities. This variety promotes whole-body wellness, health and strength.”
“Find what you like,” Moshelli says. “Find something you enjoy doing because hopefully it will lead to more success in being active if you find something you enjoy. It’s good to move your joints in different directions. We can help you get creative with your exercise and nutrition plan.”
“The team approach to your delivery of care is how we interact,” Fitton says. We will not only evaluate, manage and make recommendations. If we need to draw on skills from other service providers within our office offering, we will do so and vice versa. In addition, we will take another step forward. If you need to see a physical therapist or other specialist, we will help you coordinate this. We will coordinate your care with your physical therapist and make sure everyone is on the same page, cooperate and work together to get you back. Rarely do we get someone to walk in the door and say, ‘You know what? We have nothing for you. This is a failure on our part. We always want to have a choice to help you get better. If it’s me, my partners, or anyone else at MSU Health Care, we’ll do it.”
The MSU Health Care Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center is located in the Eyde Building on South Hagadorn Road. You can call (517) 884-6100 or visit health.msu.edu.
“We’re ready to see people now,” Moschelli says. “If you need to be interviewed for any injury, pain or question about your plan, we have job openings now.
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