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.
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 and is now the clinic director. 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 one son, Jack. 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.
Tommy grew up in Jeffersonville, IN. graduating from Jeffersonville High School in 1989. Tommy joined the United States Navy and is a Persian Gulf War veteran serving as a cryptologic technician providing commanders with tactical and strategic intelligence. Tommy served 3 ½ years in Rota, Spain with over 2 years of sea time and 3 ½ years in Japan serving as a safety of flight operator with over 1,000 flight hours.
After being honorably discharged from the United States Navy, Tommy attended the University of Louisville and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Health Performance with Cum Laude honors. In 2010, Tommy completed his Associates degree from Jefferson Community and Technical College in the physical therapist assistant program.
Tommy is also a professional BMX racer, competing all over the world in his 30 year racing career. Tommy was the first racer to be inducted into the Kentucky BMX Hall-of-Fame. In 2008, Tommy became the first BMX racer to be funded by the Navy Sports Program. Tommy is the USA BMX Eastern Divisional champion for 2012. Tommy often donates his time to speaking engagements for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky on helmet safety and plays drums in the Mike Bush All-Star Band at local Down Syndrome benefit events. Tommy is married and they have two beautiful daughters.
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.
Mike Mehring has over ten years of experience treating sports-related injuries. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then received his master’s degree from the University of Louisville. He has experience working with high school, college, and professional athletes. Mike is also involved in our custom foot orthotics and orthopaedic brace fitting.
Jordan Tinnell joined the L.O.C. family in 2007 after graduating from Centre College with a B.S. degree in Biology. He continued his education at the University of Louisville, receiving his M.S. degree in Exercise Physiology. Jordan began working as a Physical Therapy Technician from 2007-2012, until recently taking over as the manager for all Durable Medical Equipment. Jordan has been a high school football coach for 6 years, enjoys exercise, and athletics.
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 our Sports Rehab Team contributes articles for a feature on the Louisville Catholic Sports Network's website called Health N' Sports. Articles, on an array of topics, feature information on prevention, recovery & general health tips that would be beneficial to all. Follow the link provided below to view all previous and current articles.