Soccer player. Dancer.
After years of pirouettes, ballet shoes, shin guards and soccer balls, Chatham Glenwood freshman Mia Gerger was up for a new challenge: football. But she wasn't trading in her dance shoes for a football helmet. The three-sport athlete cross trains to achieve peak performance and maximum dexterity.
Mia began her Titans career under the Friday night lights in middle school. Now, less than three years later, she is the Titan varsity football team's kicker.
Like all great athletes, Mia knows the power of orthopedic care and sports medicine.
From athlete to athlete
Elisabeth Robinson, MD, provides comprehensive orthopedic care, specializing in sports medicine, shoulder and knee injuries, fractures and joint replacements. Robinson attended medical school in her hometown of Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina. She completed an orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship. While completing her fellowship in Boston, Robinson was an assistant team physician for the Boston Celtics and Tufts University.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, Will, who is a vascular surgeon at SIU, and their three young children. Robinson was a former Division I collegiate soccer player, and now is an avid runner and enjoys attending athletic events at all levels.
When you experience an injury or severe pain, you shouldn't have to wait to see an orthopedic specialist. Monday through Friday, SIU Medicine offers same-day appointments with our orthopedic team.
What we treat
SIU Medicine's team of orthopedic experts treat children and adults with a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:
- Bone spurs
- Elbow injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hand injuries
- Wrist problems
- Sprains and strains