At the Center for Sports medicine and Wellness, we pride ourselves on our expert sports injuries doctors, who are authorities in their fields. We know that helping you achieve your best means having doctors who are the best. This is why, in this article, we’re introducing you to our founder, Dr. Brian Shiple, and Dr. Eric Kephart, who is new to our practice but plays an integral role.
Keep reading to learn more about sports injuries and the Center for Sports Medicine and Wellness’s doctors.
Sports medicine is an area of medicine that manages physical fitness and treatment of sports injuries – injuries related to sports and exercise.
If you lead an active lifestyle and develop an injury, your goal will probably be to get back to your routine and favorite activities as quickly as possible. Because of their specialized training, sports injuries doctors, or sports medicine doctors, enable their patients to do exactly that. They also help athletes learn how to exercise safely and effectively to achieve optimum performance while avoiding injury.
Sports medicine doctors are also skilled at preventing illness and injury in both children and adults with active lifestyles. Although their focus is on sports medicine and sports injuries, these doctors are also skilled in providing preventive care for people with physically demanding jobs.
Finally, sports injuries doctors teach their patients how to stay in shape while recovering from and caring for an injury, whether they’re athletes or not.
Now, we’ll introduce you to the Center for Sports Medicine and Wellness’s incredible sports medicine physicians.
Dr. Brian Shiple
Brian Shiple, DO, CAQSM, RMSK, is a recognized leader in the following fields:
- Interventional and integrative orthopedic medicine
- Regenerative injection treatment (RIT)
- Sports medicine
- Diagnostic ultrasound
Dr. Shiple has been in private practice since 2006, after completing thirteen years as the Division Chief of Sports Medicine at Crozer-Keystone Health System in the greater Philadelphia area. He was also the founder and director of Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Sports Medicine Fellowship program during this time.
He is also involved in clinical research and is an active member of various national sports medicine and orthopedic organizations. Over the past fifteen years, Dr. Shiple has spoken at more than one hundred conferences and taught RIT to over a thousand doctors from eighteen countries.
Medical service is also important to Dr. Shiple, and as part of this effort, he has participated in several trips to Honduras, where he has provided prolotherapy treatments to underserved communities.
He is also passionate about sharing his knowledge and has taught at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and held an academic appointment at Temple University School of Medicine.
Dr. Shiple is a member of the following organizations:
- American Osteopathic Association
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- International Cellular Medicine Society
- American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
- International Spine Intervention Society
Finally, in addition to helping thousands of patients through his own practice, Dr. Shiple has served as a team physician to several local school districts, was the founding medical director of the Philadelphia Triathlon at Fairmount Park, was the chief medical officer of the Pennsylvania State Games from 1994-2006, and was a volunteer team physician of the US Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs in 2003.
Dr. Eric Kephart
Eric M. Kephart, DO, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician. He earned a Masters of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Middle Tennessee State University. He was the founding program director of a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center/University Orthopedics Center in Altoona, PA. Dr. Kephart also served as the medical director of an NCAA Division I University and team physician for the Altoona Curve Pittsburgh Pirates AA affiliate for 9 years.
He has also completed a 6-month fellowship in Interventional Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the Center for Sports Medicine and Wellness under Dr. Shiple. In addition to this fellowship, he holds a certification in Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy under Neal Rouzier, MD. Over the last 12 years, Dr. Kephart has lectured at local, state, and national sports medicine conferences.
As a former NCAA athlete turned triathlete, Dr. Kephart maintains an active lifestyle by competing in triathlons, exercise training, cycling, weight lifting, and has a history of athleticism after playing college football and baseball. He and his wife, Lindsay, have 4 children whom he loves watching grow and develop as they play sports. Dr. Kephart enjoys being active, by supporting and volunteering with local athletic associations. He volunteers as a baseball coach and taught Sunday School at his church.
Dr. Kephart understands the physical struggle of an active lifestyle as it relates to young athletes or adults who are looking to maintain or restore their health and fitness.
Cutting Edge Treatment From the Center for Sports Medicine & Wellness’s Sports Injuries Doctors in Delaware County
At the Center for Sports Medicine and Wellness, Dr. Shiple and Dr. Kephart are sports injuries doctors committed to providing patients with the most effective and advanced non-operative and minimally invasive treatments.
Dr. Shiple and Dr. Kephart are authorities in non-operative orthopedic sports medicine and minimally invasive treatments. These treatments have been proven to have high effectiveness for many types of conditions and sports injuries. We are one of Delaware County’s premier practices for non-operative and minimally invasive sports medicine treatment.
If you’ve sustained a sports injury and are looking for a treatment that can get you back in the game with minimal downtime, contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment by calling our office in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. You can reach our office at (610) 459-4200 or here on our website. We welcome your inquiry and we look forward to helping you find relief from your pain!