Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic (LOC) offers the services of Sports Rehabilitation through our on site physical therapy department. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, sidelined from an acute injury, or dealing with a chronic condition, your physician might suggest physical therapy. Our physicians work closely with the Sports Rehab staff to provide you with the best in orthopaedic care.
Tim Braun is the clinic director of our onsite Sports Rehab Center.
He graduated from the University of Louisville in 1993. He received the Professional Excellence Award and served as the President of the School of Allied Health in Student Government. Tim’s entire career has focused on orthopaedics and sports medicine. In addition, he has taken multiple continuing education courses, including spine and sports related injuries. He feels it is important to educate the patient about the source, treatment, and prevention of their condition. Tim is a member and certified clinical instructor of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Thomas Mooney, a native of New Albany, Indiana, attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1984. He began working for Louisville Orthopaedic in 1985 and continued working in the physical therapy department for eleven years. After a brief stint working in another private practice, Tom returned to LOC in 2004. Tom has centered his interest on knee and shoulder disorders associated with sports and the workplace. Sports have always been an interest to Tom and he continues to be involved by working with the athletes at Providence High School in Clarksville, Indiana and is currently in his 13th year coaching youth
football. Tom has been married to Sharon for 27 years and has three children, Geoffrey, Kristen and Kevin. In his spare time, Tom enjoys cycling, coaching youth sports and walking his dogs, Ted and Baxter.
Erin Eggers Fidler joined the Sports rehab staff in 2005. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and her Master’s in Physical therapy from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining LOC, Erin worked in a sports rehab facility in New York City, where she concentrated on running and sports injuries. She has continued her education courses concentrating in spine disorders, sports medicine and numerous other orthopaedic conditions. Erin is also certified in ASTYM therapy and uses this expertise to treat a variety of chronic soft tissue disorders. Erin is married to John and has 3 sons, Jack, Benjamin, and
Daniel. In her spare time, Erin enjoys running and being outdoors.
Patrick Thompson is the newest to join the LOC staff. He is a native of Louisville and a 1996 graduate of the University of Louisville Physical Therapy School. His area of expertise is in orthopaedics especially disorders of the spine. He also has experience in acute care and aquatic therapy. He is a certified clinical instructor with American Physical Therapy Associations and enjoys working with students. He is married to Karen, also a physical therapist, and has 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with his family.
Sports Rehab also utilizes the services of an athletic trainer, who is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). Athletic trainers ensure the quickest recovery for our athletes, and aid in a safe return to sports and recreational activities.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) & Custom Orthotics
As an added convenience to our patients we provide custom bracing and medical equipment in house such as knee braces, slings, walking boots, crutches, scooters, and more. We also provide custom orthotic services. Our physical therapy staff are trained in utilizing the latest in scanning and measurement technology in order to create the best custom orthotics to fit your unique needs. Dakota Hilton, began working as a Physical Therapy Technician, until recently taking over as the manager for all Durable Medical Equipment. Our physical therapy staff prides themselves in not just treating our patient’s current condition, but also in working to educate them on their diagnosis, as well as lifestyle changes they can make to prevent recurrent injuries. Our
therapists work closely with our physicians and have an understanding of their surgical techniques. This close work relationship prevents delays in the patient’s care and allows your physician to be informed of their progress.
The experience and professionalism of our staff allows us to give our patients the highest level of care, and we are proud to serve you.
On a weekly basis Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic sponsors a featured called 20 Questions in which a high school athlete is asked 20 questions, ranging from their favorite place to volunteer to more subjective questions to let their unique personality’s shine. This gives the student athlete an opportunity to highlight their talents and share a little bit about themselves with the community. As a supporter of the Louisville Women’s Sports Network, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic sponsor’s a weekly feature called Coach’s Corner. Coach’s Corner allows for the community to learn more about the coaches who are helping to guide our local youth through their hard work, dedication and leadership.