Sports & Wellness Program
The Berkshire Health Systems Sports Medicine & Wellness Program is committed to the prevention and treatment of sports related injury and the return of athletes back to their regular activitis, through a multidisciplinary team approach that includes: Orthopedic Surgeons, therapists, nutritionists, athletic trainers, wellness experts and the sports community.
Through the program, BHS reaches out to athletes of all ages throughout the Berkshires and surrounding region. This includes boys and girls engaged in organized sports and adults seeking to stay active in their individual sport or sports of choice. The program also collaborates with coaches, athletic trainers and the athletes themselves.
Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon Mark Sprague, MD, leads the program, and also serves as team physician for the Pittsfield Suns baseball team.
The Sports Medicine & Wellness Program provides free community education programs on keeping sports safe and fun, covering a range of topics that include: prevention of common sports injuries like ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) knee damage, keeping the weekend warrior healthy, preventing over-use injuries in youth sports and many others.
"The Berkshire has a very active population," said Dr. Sprague. "Whether it's school sports, organized ball or individuals who enjoy outdoor actitivies like biking, golf, hiking, skiing, thousands of people are out there every day, engaged in physical activity. Our goal is to help these athletes enjoy their sports without over-extending themselves or suffering injury that prevents them from remaining active."
Joining Dr. Sprague is Mahlon Bradley, MD, a renowned Orthopedic surgeon who served as the team physician for the US Figure Skating. Dr. Bradley has an extensive background in orthopedic care, and was the surgeon who treated Olympic Silver and Bronze medalist Nancy Kerrigan after she was attacked and suffered a knee injury. Dr. Bradley came to the Berkshires from Central Vermont Orthopaedics, and co-founded High Peformance Sports Medicine in Beverly, MA.
Dr. Bradley joined Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems, in 2017, and in addition to working with the Berkshire Sports & Wellness program, serves orthopaedic patients in Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont with an office at the North Adams Campus of BMC.
Contact Information for the Berkshire Sports & Wellness Program