I had a great experience as a teenager with a serious orthopaedic problem getting back to sports. I was interested in becoming a doctor my whole life and this directed me to a career in orthopaedic surgery.
Balance keeps the body moving efficiently. The right combination of exercise, rest, and nutrition maintains healthy tissue in the musculoskeletal system, while proper posture, alignment, and conditioning distribute forces through the muscles and joints in a balanced way. Overwork or underutilize any of these components and you risk a system breakdown.
My goal as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine is to return my patients to their active lifestyle. For some this might mean an Ironman competition, while for others it is a walk around New York City.