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Micheli Center Launched

| October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Waltham, MA – Recently, Dr. Lyle Micheli launched construction of the new center that will bear his name. Opening in March 2013, The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention is the next step for sports medicine and training. Located at Children’s Hospital in Waltham, The Micheli Center focuses not only on treating sports injuries, but also working on a personal program to prevent athletes from obtaining injuries in their sport. The center will offer a multitude of services from running programs to coaching clinics in hopes of bringing awareness to injury prevention.

At the Micheli Center, athletes are informed of injury awareness that tailors to their specific sport including dancers, figure skaters, throwing athletes (e.g. baseball pitchers), football players, runners, and racquet sport enthusiasts. Athletes will obtain world-class treatment for a current injury and learn how to avoid common injuries in his or her field of fitness.

Dr. Lyle Micheli, the founder of the Micheli center, is also the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Micheli is currently the Secretary General for the International Federation of Sports Medicine. He received an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He has partnered with Dr. William Meehan to run The Micheli Center. Dr. Meehan is the Director of the Sports Concussion Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of Research for the Brain Injury Center at Children’s, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is the team physician for the Northeastern University Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Dr. Meehan graduated from Boston College and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

“We are clinicians, scientists, activists, and technologists dedicated to encouraging sports and exercise, especially among children and young adults, while simultaneously preventing sports injuries. We offer our customers evidence-based strategies to help reduce their personal risk of injury while enhancing their sports performance.” – The Micheli Center Mission Statement

Dr. Micheli and his team from the Children’s Hospital Sports Injury Division have dedicated their lives to injury care and prevention. The Children’s Sports Medicine Team has been offering educational programs for area Health Care Providers over the years and has received praise from athletic trainers in the community:

“There is a great need for a Medical Center specializing in the care of the youth athlete; a center that will not only care for the youth athlete but also advance the care these athletes receive through injury prevention programs and other strategies. With the expertise of the Children’s Sports Medicine physicians, this center will be a world-class facility for the care and prevention of injuries in today’s youth.”

– Laura Darby McNally, ATC, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer Middlesex School

“Ultimately, we want the best for our kids. As an athletic trainer and father of two young student-athletes, having a place like The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention is just the next step in the right direction for athletes who are serious about their overall athletic health and endeavors.”

-Frank Mastrengelo, ATC, Associate Director of Athletics The Dexter School

“I have worked with both Lyle Micheli, M.D., and William P. Meehan, III, M.D. in educating parents with kids in sports and have always been impressed with their professionalism and their commitment and dedication to making sports safer for all of our children.”

– Brooke de Lench, author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports

Isgenuity is the architecture firm behind The Micheli Center’s construction plans. Located in Needham, Massachusetts, the firm works exclusively with businesses, and specializes in health care architecture needs. The strategic long-range plan for Isgenuity is to continue to be one of the most technologically capable, forward thinking and creative architecture and design firms in the industry.

Suffolk Construction will be executing the actual building of The Micheli Center. Suffolk Construction is a general building contracting company that provides pre-construction, construction management, general contracting and design-build services nation-wide, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Irvine, California; Miami, Naples, and West Palm Beach, Florida. Their projects include new construction and renovations in the hospitality, education, residential, healthcare, assisted living, public work, entertainment, retail and commercial market.

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