///Concussion Care

Andrew Hunt, MD

2017-12-07T14:38:09+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Andrew Hunt is a board-certified internist and pediatrician with additional certification in sports medicine. He specializes in non-operative treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions, including arthritis, concussions, basic fractures, and sprains and strains of joints and muscles. He offers patients advanced treatments such as joint injections, including steroids, viscosupplements and platelet rich plasma when appropriate. Dr. Hunt grew up competing in sports and chose to pursue a career in sports medicine to combine his passion for athletics with helping people. He takes a broad view of the medical issue and whenever possible provides more than one option for treatment. Since he does not operate, he can provide an unbiased assessment of the need for surgery and advises patients [...]

Anthony Savino, MD

2017-11-14T15:21:50+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Anthony Savino is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in sports neurology. He specializes in the treatment of concussion, neurological disorders in athletes and maintenance of long-term brain health. Dr. Savino’s interests include management of acute concussion, autonomic dysfunction in concussion, treatment of post-concussion syndrome, and post-concussion headache. During his fellowship he collaborated on a long-term research study of head trauma in youth and high school football players. This study examined the potential sequelae of repetitive hits to the head over time through measurements of head impacts by helmet sensors and extensive brain function tests before and after each football season. He completed his residency in Neurology at Boston University Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident during his final [...]

What IBJI Sports Medicine Specialists Want Parents to Know About Contact Sports and the Risk of Brain Injuries

2017-11-22T10:42:56+00:00 April 11th, 2016|IBJI in the News, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Sports Medicine|

A recent story in the Chicago Tribune drew attention to a growing body of research suggesting that young soccer players may be at risk for brain injuries, especially concussions. IBJI’s Dr. Gregory Portland and Dr. David Garelick contacted the Tribune after this important story ran to share additional information for parents and young players. […]