The first medical specialty center dedicated to core medicine, including hip and pelvic pain in athletes, core muscle injuries and undiagnosed pain

Vincera Institute is the first medical specialty center dedicated to core medicine, including hip and pelvic pain in athletes, core muscle injuries and undiagnosed pain. Our internationally renowned team is delivering health care in a whole new way, working together on a diagnosis and treatment plan that is personalized for each patient. We offer non-surgical and surgical treatment plans that are personalized based on your condition or injury, level of activity, risk of altered mechanics, and your lifestyle.

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Services include:

  • Multi-specialty physicians’ appointments
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Therapeutic injections & procedures
  • Physical therapy
  • Yoga
  • Massage therapy
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic & neuromuscular therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • IV Infusions

What is “the core”?

Your core is your athletic transmission and serves as your body’s harness for all muscle activity.  The core is comprised of four parts – (1) core muscles/pelvis; (2) ball and socket hip joint; (3) back; and (4) abdominal organs.  Core Medicine Specialists focus on the interaction among these four parts to ensure an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive, integrated and personalized treatment plan for your specific injury or injuries.

Vincera Institute’s seven specialty centers specialize in comprehensive, integrated diagnosis and treatment plans. We are here with you from the onset of pain, through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation – so you can get back to pain free life and activity as quickly as possible.  

Core Muscle Injury Center

Led by William C. Meyers, MD, who for 25 years has pioneered the research and treatment of core injuries, Vincera’s Core Muscle Injury Center is an international destination for core muscle injury repair. Dr. Meyers has led the awareness that the whole core muscle complex, inclusive with the hip joint, contributes to the injury which has advanced old terminology such as “athletic pubalgia” or “sports hernia.” At Vincera, core muscle injuries are diagnosed following a detailed personal history, a comprehensive physical examination and an MRI of the pelvis. The history and physical examination help ensure that there are no other causes responsible for your groin pain. Because these injuries can involve several different muscles, there are 121 different combinations of core muscle injuries—and, a corresponding number of surgeries and treatments to repair them.

Hip Preservation Center

We offer specialized programs for hip problems, including labral tears, hip impingements and a wide spectrum of other hip conditions in men and women of all ages. For many hip conditions, early intervention is crucial to hip preservation, slowing or reversing their progression. Understanding the interactions between Core Muscle Injuries and Femeroacetabular Impingement is at the forefront of sports medicine research and Vincera physicians are leading the way. The Hip Preservation Center of the Vincera Institute is the only place where you can get surgery for both hip and core muscle injuries at the same time under one procedure. Concurrent core muscle injuries and symptomatic hip impingement is not uncommon and probably remains underdiagnosed. We have established a clear relationship between the two injuries that is crucial to a proper diagnosis and optimal treatment plan.

Hernia Center

The expert clinical team at Vincera offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to treatment for a wide spectrum of hernias and differential diagnosis. The team’s treatment approach is based on your unique case. Surgical options (including open repair, laparoscopic repair and minimally invasive surgery) and non-surgical options may be recommended.

Hernias treated include: inguinal, ventral, umbilical, incisional, femoral, hiatal, and complex abdominal wall hernias.

Pelvic & Abdominal Pain Center

The Pelvic and Abdominal Pain Center at Vincera offers specialized treatment programs for abdominal and pelvic pain conditions in men and women of all ages, specializing in undiagnosed pain. Our experts include orthopedic and general surgeons, physician trained acupuncturists, physiatrists, pain management physicians, physical therapists, yoga and nutritional specialists and massage therapists. Your treatment plan is also tailored to your specific clinical needs.

Conditions treated include:

  • Diastasis recti
  • Undiagnosed pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Pain after childbirth

Back Center

The Back Center at Vincera brings together top back, neck, spine and core specialists who are dedicated to delivering a comprehensive and tailored treatment plan to enable a speedy recovery. While surgery is a common treatment for neck or spine disorders, our approach to surgery is not at all common. We uniquely tailor each patient’s care based on their diagnosis, condition and personal need—listening to the patient and offering the most conservative treatment options. When surgical intervention is necessary, our patients have access to the latest, minimally invasive surgical advances.

Sports Injuries Center

Athletes of all ages and skill levels need a skilled clinical team to get them back to pain free daily activities. Our team works with you to manage your sports/exercise and orthopedic-related conditions; we evaluate and treat acute and chronic injuries; and educate you on injury prevention so you can stay on the field.  

Injuries including:

  • Concussions
  • Hip pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendonopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis

Neuropathic Pain Center

The medical team at the Vincera’s Neuropathic Pain Center has developed an innovative, unique and comprehensive approach to the treatment of chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and other chronic neuropathic pain conditions. Through strategies designed to modify the neurological system, the neuro-immune system, the neuro-endocrine system and the neuro-gastrointestinal system, we can exert an effective and long-lasting reduction in chronic pain per each patient’s pain profile and characteristics.

Treatments may include:

  • Therapeutic injections & nerve blocks
  • Intravenous infusions: ketamine & lidocaine
  • IVIG & plasmapheresis
  • Physical therapy & other therapies
  • Pain psychology
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