Saturday, June 15, 2013
We all like to be part of the game. We strive to be part of the action, whether it's through participating in team sports, diving headfirst into a cold Maine lake, or even just cheering on a favorite sports team. Athletics, like many aspects of modern life, is a highly personal pursuit. Some people naturally gravitate towards group sports, while others prefer more solo activities. For most of us, it is less about the win than it is about the game.
This week on the Dr. Lisa Radio Hour, we speak with a variety of guests involved in sports medicine and healing. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Herzog from Orthopedic Specialists, LLC, Jared Buzell and Stan Skolfield from Orthopedic Associates Performance Center, and Mike Chapman and Jim Greatorex from Premier Sports Health and Black Bear Medical will all be joining me in the studio.
Tune in this Sunday, June 16, or click on the link below to listen.
Dr. Herzog has been an Orthopedic Surgeon for nearly 30 years. In that offers many advantages to a patient coming in for a musculoskeletal complaint. Not only has he performed many thousands of surgeries and set many thousands of bones, but he has evaluated over 150,000 people during office visits. Having the ability to get to the problem quickly and utilize his skills along with the most sensitive form of musculoskeletal diagnostic tools your treatment program can be easily set up and defined. In a world that Dr. Herzog feels is filled with wasteful medical spending, no unnecessary or unproven avenues will be taken to find it, fix it and forget it.
Jared Buzzell is the physical therapy manager at the OA Performance Center in Saco, Maine. He is a licensed physical therapist and has been working for OA Centers for Orthopaedics since 2000. He specializes in sports therapy with a special interest in the biomechanics of the running and cycling athlete. Jared has done extensive coursework in various treatment approaches and holds a specialty certifications in the Mulligan Concept. He holds his F.I.S.T. certificate through Slowtwitch for bike fitting, and combines his knowledge of physical therapy to determine the optimal cycling position that balances comfort, aerodynamics and performance. Jared developed the OA Running Assessment designed for athletes looking to minimize injury risk and improve performance, and lectures locally on running mechanics.
Stanley Skolfield is the OA Performance Center and Parisi Speed School manager. He received his Bachelors degree in Athletic Training at the University of Southern Maine and is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Prior to his role as the Performance Center Manager for OA, he worked in the physical therapy department for eight years. His work encompassed the entire spectrum of athlete services, from post surgical rehabilitation to performance based post rehabilitation training. His knowledge of analyzing and correcting throwing mechanics has helped hundreds of athletes return to the field. Earlier in his career, Stan worked for the Boston Red Sox organization as an Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, and was the Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Southern Maine.
Michael Chapman is Director of Marketing & Sales for Black Bear Medical, and also a Partner with Smiling Bear Marketing. In Michael’s brief 2 years directing Black Bear Medical’s retail Sales & Marketing efforts he has been instrumental in driving double digit growth within the company’s retail segment focusing on the Pain Management & Sports Medicine sector. Michael graduated with a BS in Business from the University of Vermont and lives in Gorham with his two daughters. He enjoys skiing, canoeing, baseball, history, and playing the piano.
Jim Greatorex is a 32 year veteran of the Home Medical Equipment and Supply industry. He is president of Black Bear Medical, a three branch HME in Maine and NH and president of Smiling Bear Marketing, a HME marketing concern. He also is a past president of NEMED, and currently serves on their Board of Directors. He serves on the Medtrade Education Advisory Board, the biggest national trade show in the Home Medical Equipment industry, and is responsible for the HME Retail Education tracks.
Join us next week for our show on the upcoming Maine Home + Design Show, featuring guests Ted Carter from Ted Carter Landscapes & Bennett Steele, and Rob Whitten of Whitten Architects.