Dr. Meyers and Dr. Coleman describe Vincera's approach to treating core injuries.

The diagnosis and treatment of core injuries is The Vincera Institute's mission and reason for being

Tens of thousands of athletes of all skill levels have sought relief from pain stemming from core injuries at The Vincera Institute. Pain that ranges from nagging to debilitating, pain that affects performance, range of motion, ability to play at 100% or in some cases to lead a normal life and complete every day tasks. Regularly mistaken for "sports hernias" or "groin pulls," core injuries often go untreated or misdiagnosed.

Fully functional and pain free
"It was like someone had stabbed you" in the groin recalls one former MLB pitcher and patient of The Vincera Institute. From the same pitcher "Dr. Meyers saved my career (Read More)." The doctors and staff at The Vincera Institute have helped tens of thousands of patients get back in the game, with a full range of motion, pain free and functioning at peak performance. For professional athletes who come to Vincera as patients, it has very often enabled them to continue earning a living playing the sport they love. If you are suffering from a core injury, we can help.

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Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa - Defensive End, San Francisco 49er

After Nick Bosa suffered a serious core injury, the Bosa family sought out the Vincera Institute to help him get back in the game.

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"The same desire to surround his kids with the best—agents at CAA and financial advisors at UBS for Joey—led John Bosa to Dr. William Meyers, a renowned core-muscle specialist in Philadelphia." Sports Illustrated, April 2019

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Core Injuries, Often Misdiagnosed and Often Mistreated

There are 121 different combinations of core muscle injuries
"The Core" is shorthand for a very complex network of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints between chest and thighs that interconnect to provide the burst necessary for optimal performance.

Difficult to diagnose, tough to treat
Given all the body parts that make up the core, from muscles to ligaments to bones, a debilitating core injury can be incredibly difficult to diagnose, much less treat. Being able to recognize when it happens can lead to a faster diagnosis and speedy recovery to get you back in the game. Vincera specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of core injuries. It's what we do. It's all we do. (Learn More)

Cam Reddish

Cam Reddish - Small Forward, Atlanta Hawks

Reddish resolves a lingering core injury he sustained his freshman year at Duke three weeks before the NBA Draft.

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"I'm two weeks post-surgery. I'm going to start jogging tomorrow and just go from there. But I'm feeling great." The surgery was conducted by Dr. William C. Meyers at the Vincera Institute. Meyers has performed surgeries on players in the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and the MLS, as well as other Olympic sports such as tennis, track and field, golf and swimming. Duke Chronicle, June 2019

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Core muscle injuries can happen to anyone

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, repetitive stress or a traumatic incident can take you out of the game.

For some of our patients, that puts their livelihoods at risk. For others, it keeps them from enjoying their chosen sport or, in extreme cases, causes them pain and discomfort in their daily lives.

Not just professional athletes
While The Vincera Institute has treated hundreds of professional athletes, tens of thousands of people of all ages and abilities who suffer from core injuries have found relief and a recovery at the institute. We help you get back to what you love to do, pain-free, and at peak performance.

Learn how Vincera's medical team helped these everyday athletes overcome debilitating core injuries. Stories of Recovery

Isaac Diaz

Isaac Diaz - Rodeo Hall Of Fame Inductee

"My groin and lower abdomen both tore off my pelvis," said Diaz, 32. "It seemed like it was getting worse all spring and then it was getting better. It was back and forth, but I was riding (May 19) and I heard it pop like four times before I could get off the horse. The day I hurt it, I went straight to (my doctor). He told me I needed to fly up to Philadelphia to have them do the surgery."
Pro Rodeo - June 5, 2019

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Schedule A Consultation With The Vincera Institute

Don't let a nagging injury continue to weigh you down. Follow this simple three step process so we can help you assess if treatment at The Vincera Institute is the right option for you:

Request a Consultation (60 seconds) - Simply fill out our consultation form and one of our coordinators will be in touch to schedule a consultation.

Telephone Consultation (20 minutes) - Talk to one of Vincera's veteran staff. Based on your symptoms, they will determine whether what you are suffering from is likely a core injury. Consultations can happen within two business days of your initial request.

Visit The Vincera Institute (1 Day) - Spend a full day at The Vincera Institute undergoing various imaging and tests to get a definitive diagnosis and a treatment plan from our doctors.