Safe Sporting: Don't Let Injuries Wreck the Fall Season

Hosted by John Neidecker, DO, ATC

It’s almost September, and for many people, that means the fall sports season has already begun. Sporting activities provide tremendous health benefits for adults and children, alike. However, regardless of the sport or the age of the athlete, there is a risk of serious injury. If you or your child is participating in a sport this fall, you do not want to miss our Health eTalk on Thursday, August 25, from Noon to 12:30 p.m. with sports medicine expert and certified concussion specialist John Neidecker, DO, ATC. Dr. Neidecker will provide information and answer questions about sports medicine and conditioning, including identifying common sports-related injuries, knowing when to go to seek medical treatment, overuse injuries, and treatment and prevention.

Dr. Neidecker recently joined the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute from the renowned Cleveland Clinic, where he completed his Sports Medicine fellowship. Board certified in family practice and sports medicine, he completed his residency and medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford.

At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Neidecker provided physician coverage for the Cleveland Indians (MLB), the Lake Erie Crushers, and local college and high school athletics. He also provided a weekly injury clinic just for student-athletes. Dr. Neidecker has special interests in sports-concussion management, plasma-rich platelet therapy, and ringside medicine. He has experience in the management of injuries related to mixed-martial arts and boxing.