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Dr. Karageanes

 

Steven J. Karageanes, DO, FAOASM

Dr. Karageanes is a distinguished primary care sports medicine specialist who serves as medical director of sports medicine at St Mary Mercy Hospital. He utilizes his osteopathic manual medicine skills to diagnose and treat acute and chronic orthopedic and sports injuries of all types, especially those that occur without a specific injury mechanism, such as anterior knee pain, low back pain and hip pain. His specialties include performing arts medicine, concussion management, ultrasonography and manual medicine for both diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Karageanes is Regional Assistant Dean of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and past-president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM). He has served on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine for over a decade, has edited one textbook, “Principles of Manual Sports Medicine” and assisted in editing “Osteopathic Clinical Joint Exam.” This included producing the video content. He also founded and directed the primary care sports medicine fellowships at Henry Ford Health System and Oakwood Healthcare Systems. He has published over 50 studies and articles in various publications and given over 70 state and national lectures.

Dancers and musicians of all ages and experience have many medical risks and issues that need appropriate and comprehensive care, and Dr. Karageanes’s practice puts an emphasis on performing artists.  He was named the first official consultant to the board of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). He is also a founding member of Athletes and the Arts, a multi-organizational initiative spearheaded by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA).  He currently consults with the Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Department of Theater and Dance. His previous experience includes The Radio City Rockettes, Velocity Dance Convention, So You Think You Can Dance, David Copperfield and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He also started the Performing Arts Program at the Detroit Medical Center.

Dr. Karageanes is currently an official consultant for the NHL Players Association.  His past sports medicine experience includes serving as a physician for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Wayne State University (head team physician), US Olympics and US Paralympics. He contributed to writing the Michigan concussion bill, headed by the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, that was passed into law in October 2012, and moderated a National Sports Concussion Institute Summit in Atlanta in 2013. 

His distinctions include the Dean’s Award from Michigan State University, multiple years on Hour Detroit’s Top Doc list, Patient’s Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards from vitals.com, the Star Award from St. Mary Mercy Hospital and the Award of Fellow from the AOASM in 2002.

Office: 734-655-1327

     

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Dan Wolocko

Dan Wolocko is the Director of Sports Therapy & Sports Performance. Dan has over 10 years of sports medicine experience in metro Detroit and specializes in rehabilitation and conditioning of athletes of all ages.

He received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University. Dan is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (through the National Strength and Conditioning Association), a certified pitching instructor (through the National Pitching Association) and is a certified medical professional with the Titleist Performance Institute. Dan is a trainer of and consultant to local sports teams & clubs and actively participates in local community education programs and seminars with presentations on biomechanics and injury prevention.

     
   

Jenna Cooper, DPT

Jenna has experience with orthopedic populations with joint dysfunctions, soft tissue mobilization (STM), joint mobilizations and return to function training. She is a previous collegiate basketball player and uses both her professional and personal experiences to assist individuals of all ages to return to their sport of play safely. Jenna graduated from Wayne State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She also received a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Wayne State University.

     
   

Brad Krieg , ATC, CSCS, PES

Brad Krieg is experienced in both sports medicine and sports performance. His experience encompasses a variety of venues, including Division I, II, III, NAIA athletics, semi-pro baseball, physical therapy clinics and many high schools. Most notably, Brad worked in professional baseball as a strength coach and athletic trainer with the Chicago Cubs organization. Additionally, he played four years of high school baseball and two years of collegiate golf. Brad holds many certifications that put him at the top of his field for training athletes, including: Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has received certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine for Performance Enhancement Specialization (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Brad received a Bachelor's of Science from Illinois State University in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine and a Master's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with Specialization in Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania.

For a St. Mary Mercy Sports Medicine Specialist, call 734-655-8240.

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