• Bob C.

    “In April 2011, I collided with another motorcycle head-on and ended up losing most of my right leg. My trauma surgeon that night was a West PA Ortho doctor, and the care I got from him was second to none. “I had to take a few years off after the accident, but I’m back to […]

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  • Matt S.

    “Western PA Orthopedics is extremely professional, very convenient, very respectful of our time, and their expertise is very high. I felt very comfortable. I trust everyone, from the doctors to the staff. They’re all very efficient. My experience with them dates back 20 years, and the level of care has been consistently great. You know […]

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  • Mike S.

    “We are like the ‘poster family’ for Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. A former college baseball catcher, I’ve had a number of knee surgeries, and a car accident tore rotator cuff. I later tore my other rotator cuff and have had carpal tunnel surgery, and my wife has broken an ankle and a wrist. […]

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  • Jack V.

    “My shoulder would ache in the evening when I laid down to go to sleep, and the pain would wake me as I turned. When I got up, the discomfort went away. My doctor recommended Western Pennsylvania Ortho & Sports Medicine.” “Because of bone spurs and arthritis, my West PA Ortho surgeon did a total […]

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  • Ryan Y.

    “In the last 18 months, I’ve had 3 right knee injuries. The first was a volleyball injury: a complete tear of my right ACL with three torn ligaments. The second injury was from riding my ATV. In November 2013, I slipped on some ice and it re-tore my ACL and meniscus. For all three, my […]

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  • Susan S.

    “I had always been very active, walked 5 to 8 miles every day and loved dancing. But arthritis took my life away. I would come home and cry because I could hardly walk. My family doctor referred me to Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine (WPOSM). “My WPOSM doctor said my best option was surgery. […]

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  • Barb S.

    I had two bone-on-bone knees and couldn’t stand long in one position. I had to sit down. My WPOSM orthopedic surgeon said it was arthritis in my knees, and I had my right knee done in April 2014. It feels good. I did very well, and when I was all done, I didn’t use a […]

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It’s time to take control of your musculoskeletal health. Get started today by calling us at 814-255-6781.

With spring officially beginning on March 20th, now is the time to start thinking of what sports to start when the weather gets warmer. It’s important to get into a good routine as soon as possible, so why not skip the jogging and try something a little more engaging for the season? With its good weather and lively scenery, spring is a great time to get into the outdoors. Here are some sporty suggestions to liven up your workouts during the season of flowers.


With March comes the obvious choice of basketball. Even people unacquainted with sports have heard the term “March Madness.” March Madness refers to the annual NCAA college basketball tournament, which takes place during the month of March. Whenever there’s a big sporting event in the news, recreational athletes get inspired to play the game themselves. This could be a good opportunity to play with other sports fans who are also beginners. It also makes for good conversation, as you and other players can talk about your favorite athletes and teams.


Tennis is another sport that many people enjoy playing in spring and year round. Most people who want to start playing tennis will likely find themselves at a local park or recreational area with a free outdoor tennis court. These areas are great places to enjoy spring’s nice temperatures and blossoming plants. Also, tennis requires clothing that doesn’t constrict movement, so get your polos and shorts out and enjoy the mild weather.


Newly-green fields mean that it’s soccer season! This internationally popular sport is fun for beginners and veteran players alike. Locally there are amateur soccer leagues and pick-up games available for youth and adults: try visiting,, or for more information on joining a league in your neighborhood that fits your ability level. Soccer is a great way to get fit, and since it’s a team sport, it’s a great way to meet people, too!

While the spring can make you want to get out into nature as quickly as possible, remember to properly stretch and warm up before exercising. And if you have spent most of the winter indoors, make sure to gradually increase your level of activity, to minimize the chance of injury. Trying a new sport this spring can be a great way to energize your body!

If you do suffer a sports injury, make sure to see an orthopedic surgeon. At Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, our team of orthopedic specialists have the experience to treat all kinds of sports injuries and conditions. Whether it’s tennis elbow, runner’s knee, shoulder instability, dislocation, strains, sprains, fractures and tears, Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic and Sports Medicine can help you keep on playing, for life.

Call (814) 792-6188 to make your appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists today.


Providing expert, compassionate, convenient care for optimal outcomes

  • Expert care. Our board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic specialists have been providing superior care in Western Pennsylvania since 1982. Our team’s diverse expertise means we stand ready to provide proven, effective solutions for all musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Compassionate care. Our caring physicians work together with our friendly staff to get you back to healthy, active, everyday living. We take the time to get to know you, learn about your needs and goals, explain every step of your treatment, answer any questions you may have, and work with insurance companies on your behalf. We want to take the worry and hassle out of getting you back to optimal health.
  • Convenient care. We’re here for you when you need us. We have four convenient locations, and we have relationships with the area’s hospitals should surgery be necessary. We specialize in advanced, minimally invasive procedures to speed recovery.
  • Optimal outcomes. We use the latest advancements, with proven results, to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate all injuries and conditions whether caused by accident, sports injury, overuse or aging. We will identify the source(s) of the problem(s), develop a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs and goals, and then correct the issue as quickly as possible.

Our professional, friendly orthopedic team has helped tens of thousands of patients. Let us help you, too. Give us a call today at (814) 792-6188 or request an appointment online now.