Follow Andrea as she Rehabs From Hip Replacement Surgery

My name is Andrea Terwillegar and I am the managing partner of Alpine Sports Medicine, yesterday (December 17th) I had hip replacement surgery. I’m 48 years old I had been having pain in my hip for the past few years, I finally went to see Dr. Lynn Rassmussen and he diagnosed me with hip dysplasia. I was shocked and could only think about the fact that dogs are put down for hip dysplasia.

It’s hard to believe during all my athletic years I didn’t have problems and suddenly in my late 40’s I do. Dr. Rasmussen was shocked that I’ve never dislocated, chalk it up to having strong hips. I was bone on bone and had a spur developing which caused all the achy bone pain, difficulty sleeping and some days struggled to walk up stairs. As a baby my legs were not straight and I was put in a cast and had to wear corrective shoes and braces, the Dr. felt this is why I’m having problems now possibly.

It will be hard to miss the majority of the ski season, but most disappointed about retiring from my competitive coed volleyball team. I’ve played for 20 plus years, and I’m optimistic that with a new hip I can return this summer in the sand.

My goal for documenting this process is to let everyone have a better understanding of the hip replacement procedure. I am going to document my pre-op and post-op surgery along with life at home and the physical therapy of course! Guess where I’m going for physical therapy? It’s time for the staff to take care of the boss!

I was nervous for a big surgery like this, but certainly felt like I knew what to expect. My husband, Matt, had a hip replacement last year and is doing really well. I hear patients state all the time they shouldn’t have waited so long to be pain free, and this is why I am doing this. Why be in pain when you are young and can ride your mountain bike, hike with the dogs and ski our awesome mountains.

Stay Tuned!

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Alpine Sports Medicine is proud to be the first Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy practice in Park City, Utah to offer  Trigger Point Dry Needling.  Continue reading “Alpine is First to Offer Trigger Point Dry Needling in Park City”

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Employee Spotlight: Adrianne Musick

Welcome to Adrianne Musick, she is a physical therapist and joined the Alpine Sports Medicine team back in January.  Spend a moment to get to know her a little better.

Adrianne is a Physical Therapist with a wide variety of clinical experience from sports medicine to acute care as well as pediatrics to geriatrics. She graduated from the University of Michigan with her bachelor’s degree in Movement Science, and then pursued her passion for rehabilitation by earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago. While at Northwestern, Adrianne had extensive clinical training in orthopaedic physical therapy specializingDSC_0016 in shoulder, knee, hip and ankle conditions treated both conservatively and post-operatively. After graduation, Adrianne decided to combine her passions for physical therapy and outdoor recreation with a move to Utah. While in Utah her career lead her to Neuro/Trauma Rehabilitation which allowed her to work with patients with a variety of neurologic and orthopaedic diagnoses including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, total joint replacement and complex medical conditions. After gaining this variety of experience, Adrianne moved to Park City and is excited to apply her dedication for patient care in our community. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, playing soccer, snowboarding, and running during her free time.

2013 PC Extreme Cup Soccer Tournament

316431_homeIt’s that time a year again,  the 10th annual Park City Extreme Soccer Tournament will be held in Park City August 1st-3rd.  We at Alpine Sports Medicine are really excited to continue to provide the medical coverage and have 10 athletic trainers for 8 venues in Park City and surroundingphoto areas.

The tournament has become very popular, not only for Utah teams, but several teams come from out-of-state to stay and play in Park City. This year not only did the tournament have to add a new venue in Heber, but we (ASM) are adding more athletic trainers to make sure we provide quality medical coverage at all the venues along with those with multiple fields and older age groups. No one wants injuries, but with a high level of competition and fatigue as the tournament progresses, injuries happen.  We treat not only athletes, but have taped up several referee’s and spectator’s.

Alpine Sports Medicine is also available for free injury assessments in the clinic for all athletes and have a list of local medical providers if further care or treatment is necessary.

It has been wonderful to be able to support the Park City Soccer Club and their tournament, along with this great community we live in. We wish all the teams good luck and a hat’s off to the Park City Soccer Club for putting on one of the best tournament’s in the state of Utah!

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a scary injury, and with so many sports pushing the limits of what is humanly possible, you’ll probably be hearing this term more in the future. Continue reading “A.S.M. Patient Spotlight – Jack Serverson”

ASM is Proud to Support the Park City Athletic Community

One of the best parts of living in a small community is the ability we all have to be involved…to be a part of the fabric of the community. Continue reading “ASM is Proud to Support the Park City Athletic Community”