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Thurman Alvey III

Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Thurman Alvey’s practice focuses on the athlete in everyone. His depth of expertise keeps the youngest to the oldest members of your family active and healthy. Dr. Alvey is trained and certified in sports medicine, family medicine, osteopathic medicine and pain medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Alvey is active in medical education. He is an author, national lecturer and researcher whose interests include injury prevention, sports nutrition, regenerative biomedicine and concussion management. A native of Franklin, Indiana, Dr. Alvey was a multi-sport athlete and a wrestling coach at middle school, high school, and college levels.
From early on in his career, you could find Dr. Alvey on a sideline for a local high school, college, or professional event. Since 2012, he has been a Colts team physician. He and his wife, April, have four daughters: Lucy, Claire, Lydia and Audrey.

Areas of Focus

Sports Medicine | Concussion Management | MSK Ultrasound| Stress Fractures | Tendinitis | Arthritis | Myofascial Pain | Non-Operative Spine | Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction |OMT| Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine (Prolotherapy and PRP) | Shockwave Therapy

Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, 2006–present
  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physician, Family Medicine, and OMT, 2007–present
  • Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pain Medicine, 2018-present
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Sports Medicine, 2013-present

Education

  • Franklin College, BA (biology)
  • Indiana University, MS (anatomy)
  • University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

Positions

  • American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Member
  • Indiana Academy of Osteopathy, Vice President, 2007-present
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, President, 2010–2011
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, Board of Directors, 2006–2012
  • The NFL Physicians Society, Member, 2012-present
  • USA Hockey, Team Physician, 2018-present

Awards

  • Fellow - American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, Outstanding Young DO, 2009
  • Union Hospital Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Union Hospital Outstanding Resident Research Award, 2005
  • University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Excellence Award, 2003
  • University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, President’s Award, 2003
  • University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student DO of the Year, 2002
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I believe in a patient-centered approach to care that takes you from injury through rehab and into the prevention of future injuries. Whether you are an 8-year old learning a new sport or an 88-year-old trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, my goal is to keep you active.
Thurman Alvey, DO

patient Success Stories

Kirk Koenig

Hip Replacement Patient

As an international airline pilot with a busy schedule, Kirk Koenig couldn't let hip pain slow him down. When Kirk came to Forté for treatment, Dr. Thurman Alvey discovered the source of his pain and quickly referred him Dr. Joseph Maratt. After double hip replacement and physical therapy, Kirk has returned to the skies and enjoying an active lifestyle where he lives downtown Indianapolis.

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Patient Education

Shin Splints vs. Compartment Syndrome: How to Tell the Difference

Oct. 19, 2023
Most of us are familiar with the term “shin splints,” which refers to an achy, tender or sore feeling along the front of your leg that develops as you exercise. […]
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Vitamin D is Needed for Healing Bones

Aug. 21, 2023
When a 16-year-old football player with two months of worsening back pain showed up in Dr. Thurman Alvey’s exam room, the sports medicine specialist asked about his current symptoms and […]
Patient Education

The Importance of Stretching to Prevent and Manage Back Pain

Jul. 21, 2023
One hundred years ago, someone on a mission to improve their health might have strolled into their local drugstore and purchased a pack of cigarettes. Yes, you read that right […]
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