People’s lifestyles don't come in a one-size-fits-all form, Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics physical therapist Monica Schrader explains. For that very reason, when it comes to joint replacement surgery, taking time up-front to understand each patient's circumstances - home set-up, career needs, the level of help required of a designated caregiver and patient goals - is crucial to ensuring the best possible outcome post-surgery.
Prior to joint replacement surgery, every patient at Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics receives personalized, one-on-one joint replacement education to help ease their anxieties and prepare them for what to expect when coming home from surgery.
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The principle goal of pre-op joint replacement education is to ensure there is nothing to figure out upon arriving home from surgery, Schrader explains - everything will have been planned, practiced and ready to go. What's more, realistic and appropriate expectations are outlined so patients are aware how and when to safely return to their desired level of activity. "By empowering our patients with knowledge tailored to their own needs," Schrader says, "we optimize the outcome of their joint replacement surgery."
As a physical therapist, Monica Schrader’s treatment philosophy is simply this: a patient is more complex than just one joint or a single surgery. Experienced in treating a wide variety of patients undergoing different sports medicine and orthopedic surgical procedures, she knows - pre-op or post-op, patient education is best-done one-on-one.
15-year joint replacement surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Kevin Condict to serve as head team physician
CARMEL, Ind. – Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, previously known as Methodist Sports Medicine, announces today it has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of Indiana University Kokomo athletics.
Forté’s sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience working with athletes to get them back to play quickly and safely. For nearly 40 years, Forté has proudly served the Indianapolis Colts, as well as universities and high schools across Central Indiana.
As part of the new agreement with IU Kokomo, Forté’s Dr. Kevin Condict will serve as head team physician and oversee the care of all student-athletes. Forté will also provide athletic trainers for the school’s 14 men’s and women’s sports.
“We are excited to expand our orthopedic and sports medicine services to student-athletes at IU Kokomo,” said Condict. “Our top priority is to provide these student-athletes with highly specialized, comprehensive care to help them stay active and healthy, now and for their long-term health.”
An orthopedic surgeon who specializes in total joint replacement and sports medicine, Condict treats patients at Forté’s clinics in Carmel and Tipton and serves as the team physician for Tipton High School athletics. In his new role at IU Kokomo, Condict will work alongside his athletic trainer colleagues, student-athletes, parents/guardians and coaches to prevent injuries, manage athletes’ conditions and develop plans for return to play.
“IU Kokomo athletics is looking forward to growing our relationship with Dr. Condict and the Forté team,” said Tom Norris, director of athletics at IU Kokomo. “Their depth of skill and experience will be invaluable to the physical and mental health of our student-athletes on the field of play and in life.”
IU Kokomo’s athletes compete in the River States Conference of the NAIA. For more information about its men’s and women’s sports, visit iukcougars.com.
Learn more about Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics at forteortho.com.
About Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, previously known as Methodist Sports Medicine, is an independent, physician-owned orthopedic practice recognized as one of the region’s most respected orthopedic groups. Founded in 1983 as one of the country’s original sports medicine practices, Forté’s physicians and staff provide comprehensive, specialized sports medicine and orthopedic care to patients of all ages.
Clinical evaluations performed by highly skilled fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, combined with advanced surgical techniques and comprehensive non-surgical treatment options, provide patients with exceptional treatment outcomes and a return to active living. Forté provides patients with expert orthopedic care in several sub-specialties, including hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder; foot and ankle; hip and knee; joint replacement and revision; spine care and sports medicine. Forté has been trusted by the Indianapolis Colts as their official team physicians since 1983 and serve as the orthopedic provider for Purdue University, Butler University, Indiana State University and numerous high schools and public safety departments throughout central Indiana.
Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics also innovates daily through a separate 501(c)(3), Forté Orthopedic Research Institute, that improves the lives of patients everywhere through advanced clinical research and education.