Two specialists from Exeter Hospital’s Center for Orthopedics and Movement recently spoke to community members about the benefits of having a variety of musculoskeletal specialists working together under one roof. Ashton Stanton, MD, Core Physiatry & Spine Care, described the Center as “a small orthopedic hospital” where patients are able to receive coordinated care and comprehensive services for their musculoskeletal conditions. The immediate proximity to other specialists, such as neurology, rehabilitation services, podiatry, orthopedics and diagnostic imaging, allows Dr. Stanton and his colleagues to provide a unique level of collaborative care to their patients.
Vasilios Lirofonis, DPM, Core Podiatry, outlined innovations in podiatry care available to patients and other potential advances that may soon be available. For example, the Center for Orthopedics and Movement just introduced Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT, the most advanced non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA; it uses pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process, allowing damaged tissue to regenerate and heal for conditions such as planter fasciitis. The Center for Orthopedics and Movement also recently acquired an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, one of only a few in New Hampshire. This enables physical and occupational therapist to care for patients who are not able to bear weight due to recent surgery, injury or chronic pain.
If you are interested in hosting or attending a Dessert with Docs event, please contact the Advancement Office at 603-580-6775.
PEARLA PHILLIPS HOSTED THE DESSERT FOR DOCS EVENT ON JUNE 29 AT HER FIT BODY TRANSFORMATIONS FITNESS TRAINING STUDIO IN BRENTWOOD, NH. PEARLA IS PICTURED WITH DR. ASHTON STANTON (LEFT) AND DR. VASILIOS LIROFONIS (RIGHT) OF CORE PHYSICIANS WHO SPOKE ABOUT THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE AT EXETER HOSPITAL’S CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDICS AND MOVEMENT.