Stork came to Gillette in 2022 to help expand the sports medicine program and her role as a non-surgical provider on the team means she specializes in tailoring treatment plans to help children and teens dealing with a variety of injuries including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankles/foot.
A pediatrician by training, Stork is fellowship trained in pediatric sports medicine and works closely with Gillette orthopedic sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons, Trent Cooper, MD, and Marc Tompkins, MD.
“They are skillful surgeons and great colleagues,” Stork says. “We work as a team, and I believe our care at Gillette stands out due to the diverse and specialized training we have collaboratively as a group.
The best treatment and training
Not all sports injuries require surgery and Stork wants referring providers and families to know Gillette has a full range of treatment options. “We have expert physicians, advanced practice providers, physical therapists and a large team of orthotic specialists who can recommend braces and other tools.”
Sports injuries can come from overuse, an imbalance of strength or joint range of motion, trauma, or a pre-existing condition. The Gillette sports medicine team has advanced training to understand the underlying causes of an injury and has a variety of treatment options to help patients make a quick and full recovery.
Gillette has pediatric specialists
Other facilities that treat sports-related and soft tissue injuries do not have the in-depth pediatric services that Gillette can provide, such as pediatric physical therapy and anesthesia. Even fewer facilities are equipped to meet the needs of children who have disabilities or complex medical conditions.
“As a pediatric sports medicine physician, I help to diagnose and treat a variety of acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal injuries in the growing athlete,” Stork says. “I find great joy in being able to help an athlete recover and return to playing their sport or doing the activities they enjoy.”
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