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Purple Heart Recipient to be Honored at 2018 Brady Sports Achievement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS (April 16, 2018) – A special inaugural award to honor military veterans will be presented at the 13th annual Brady Sports Achievement Awards and Dinner on Thursday, April 19 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis.

New this year, the Indiana Wounded Warrior Comeback Award will be presented to U.S. Marines Corporal Josh Bleill. While serving his country, Bleill was severely injured and two of his friends were killed when a bomb exploded under their vehicle in Iraq. Bleill spent two years in extensive rehabilitation – he currently has 32 pins in his hip and a six-inch screw holding his pelvis together.

With encouragement and support from Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay, his American Dream was reshaped. Bleill is a recipient of the Purple Heart for his service from former President George W. Bush.

The Brady Awards, hosted by the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation and Physicians Rehab Solution, will also honor four Indiana high school and college student-athletes who have overcome injury or hardship. Ajah Stallings – North Central High School women’s varsity basketball team member, Brandon Kinser – Caston High School athlete, Ronald McDuffey – George Washington Community High School basketball team member, and Zoey Johnson – IUPUI cross country and track teams member will all be honored at the awards banquet this year.

Rocky Bleier – a Vietnam War veteran who received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, member of the 1966 National Championship University of Notre Dame Football team, and four-time Super Bowl champion – will serve as the Keynote Speaker and Brady Lifetime Achievement recipient.

In addition, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) will select Hoosier scholar-athletes and recognize them for their academic accomplishments, hard work and dedication within their chosen sports.

The Brady Lifetime Achievement Awards are named after Dr. Thomas A. Brady, known as “the father of sports medicine in Central Indiana.” Dr. Brady developed many innovative techniques for returning athletes to their sports quickly and safely, along with establishing a walk-in clinic in the basement of Methodist Hospital that eventually grew into Methodist Sports Medicine.

Proceeds from the event, including ticket sales and a silent auction, will help support the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation.

To purchase tickets, please contact: Doug Thornton – (317) 258-1870

 

About the Thomas A. Brady, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award

The Thomas A. Brady, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals with Indiana ties that have made outstanding contributions in the field of athletics. Dr. Brady, recognized as the “father” of sports medicine in Central Indiana, established a walk-in clinic in the basement of Methodist Hospital, which ultimately became Methodist Sports Medicine. Nearly three decades later, this practice is recognized as a leader in the care and treatment of athletes and non-athletes with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

About Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation

The Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to support and enhance the research, medical education, outreach and care undertaken by Methodist Sports Medicine.

 

Methodist Sports Medicine to Open New Tipton Clinic April 9

TIPTON, Ind. (March 26, 2018) – Indiana’s premier provider of orthopedic services is set to open a new clinic in Tipton, Indiana on Monday, April 9. The Methodist Sports Medicine Tipton clinic will be located at 1010 S. Main Street, Tipton, IN 46072 Suite 100.

Methodist Sports Medicine physicians Dr. Mark Ritter, Dr. Art Rettig, Dr. Kevin Condict, Dr. Jonathan Smerek and Dr. Dale Snead will be serving patients at this new location. Future patients can click here to learn more about these Methodist Sports Medicine physicians and each of their specialties. 

Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – with the clinic being closed on Thursdays.*

Although the Tipton location will not have a walk-in clinic as of now, patients may visit the Indianapolis/Carmel or Greenwood Methodist Sports Medicine clinics for walk-ins. Hours for each clinic are listed here.

Methodist Sports Medicine is best known as the official team physicians for the Indianapolis Colts, as well as more than a dozen Indiana high schools and universities including Indiana University, Purdue University, Indiana State University and the University of Indianapolis.

The group’s team of highly-trained orthopedic surgeons are leaders in new technologies, procedures and research, plus Methodist Sports Medicine includes a cutting-edge team of physical therapists and athletic trainers at all five of its locations in Indianapolis/Carmel, Greenwood, Avon, Grand Park/Westfield and Tipton.

In September, Methodist Sports Medicine opened its new clinic at the massive Grand Park sports campus in Westfield and in January, Methodist Sports Medicine announced that the company merged with Bloomington Bone & Joint Clinic, creating a new Methodist Sports Medicine Bloomington clinic.

* Hours and days are subject to change.

Methodist Sports Medicine Teams Up with Indy Select Academy

Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana’s premier provider of orthopedic services and the team physicians for the Indianapolis Colts, has teamed up with Indy Select Academy to provide medical services for the local prestigious football club.

Just last year, Indy Select won the Indiana 7-on-7 Football State Championship for the first time. The Academy provides skills and specific position coaching for middle and high school athletes with a roster that includes top football players in the greater Indianapolis area, including athletes from Westfield, Carmel and Zionsville.

“We thought it was essential for a program like ours to have a partnership with a sports medicine practice and Methodist Sports Medicine is the best in the area, if not the Midwest region,” said Chad Spann, director of Indy Select Academy. “I’ve personally used Methodist Sports Medicine for the past 15 years. One of the physicians there helped me with my Achilles tendon injury and got me back on the field in record time. They have great doctors, athletic trainers and rehab specialists who truly care.”

The Indy Select Academy started in Chicago four years ago. NFL veteran Spann, who played for the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie, decided to move back to Indianapolis and expand the academy in summer 2016.

The academy will host two home tournaments at the Grand Park sports campus in Westfield, Indiana in March and May of 2018. Methodist Sports Medicine will staff these tournaments as part of its new partnership.

Indy Select athletes will also receive priority access to all Methodist Sports Medicine clinics and services.  

Methodist Sports Medicine physicians and athletic trainers will also speak to the athletes and athletes’ parents on how to prevent injuries, such as concussions, and focus on football injury awareness.

Last year, this elite group of athletes received 161 Division 1 scholarships offers from universities across the country.  

“We’ve had a lot of success getting these kids exposure and helping them get to college,” Spann said. “We plan trips for our players to visit colleges as well. We recently went to Michigan State University and we will be visiting Penn State University and Indiana University in the next few weeks. We focus on getting good kids who work hard not only on the field, but also in the classroom.”

Spann said the athletes are also required to complete multiple hours of community service. Last year, the team delivered 80 cases of water to a shelter in Flint, Michigan.

“We’re really looking forward to this partnership,” said Rob Craig, Director of Marketing & Outreach Services at Methodist Sports Medicine. “Methodist Sports Medicine and Indy Select Academy share similar missions and the same vision. Football is obviously a priority but Chad and his team are truly concerned about the athletes as a whole – whether it’s academics or nutrition- it’s not just about football for them.”

Spann said Indy Select also has a licensed academic counselor on staff who provides athletes with academic plans, ACT/SAT preparation, NCAA eligibility and college application preparation.

The first 2018 event Indy Select will host at the Grand Park Events Center is the Blazing 7-on-7 Indianapolis Qualifier on Saturday, March 24. For more information on Indy Select, please click here.

Methodist Sports Medicine to Merge with Bloomington Bone & Joint Clinic

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 17, 2018) – Methodist Sports Medicine announced today that the company has merged with Bloomington Bone & Joint Clinic, creating a new Methodist Sports Medicine Bloomington clinic. The transaction was completed in December 2017 and the companies will officially merge effective April 2018.

The Bloomington-based fully-staffed orthopaedic practice specializes in non-operative and operative treatment of musculoskeletal disease and injury, including fracture care, joint reconstruction, and stabilization of ligaments, tendons and muscle injuries. It also features full on-site physical therapy, occupational therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) capabilities.

“This merger gives Methodist Sports Medicine the opportunity to bring the two businesses together to offer our patients a broader service area, plus bring additional resources to Bloomington,” Dr. Mark Ritter, President of Methodist Sports Medicine, said. “We put together two groups sharing similar missions in terms of patient care and service, and will continue our goal of providing exceptional care to the Southern Indiana region.”

Bloomington Bone & Joint was founded in 1992 by Dr. Sterling Doster who has since retired. It has approximately 20 employees, including its three partners – Dr. Gregory Fox, Dr. Dale Dellacqua and Dr. Rick Weidenbener.

Methodist Sports Medicine and Bloomington Bone & Joint’s relationship dates back to the early 1980s, when Dr. Doster and Methodist Sports Medicine’s Dr. John McCarroll began providing sports medicine treatment for the Indiana University (IU) football team together.

Methodist Sports Medicine’s Dr. Peter Maiers has been working at Bloomington Bone & Joint for the past few years as well, and currently serves as the head team orthopedist for IU’s football team.

“Our two groups have worked together to take care of Indiana University athletes since 1983,” Dr. Fox said. “It was a natural transition and perfect fit to merge Methodist Sports Medicine and Bloomington Bone & Joint all these years later.”

Dr. Fox is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and a respected authority in arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstruction. Dr. Fox’s areas of expertise include rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair.

Dr. Weidenbener specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures with an emphasis on sports medicine.

“This merger has truly come full circle, as I did my sports medicine fellowship at Methodist Sports Medicine from 1991 to 1993 under the mentorship of Dr. Art Rettig, Dr. Gary Misamore, Dr. Don Shelbourne and Dr. Chuck VanMeter,” Dr. Weidenbener said.

Dr. Dellacqua is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon experienced in micro-vascular reconstruction. Dr. Dellacqua is an expert in the care and treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow.

With the addition of this new clinic, Methodist Sports Medicine will welcome Dr. Scott Linger, who will be working exclusively at the Bloomington clinic treating general sports medicine patients starting in August 2018.

Dr. Linger graduated from Purdue University School of Pharmacy as valedictorian, before going to medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) where he graduated in 2012. He has received a number of prestigious awards including Outstanding Chief Resident Award, Outstanding Resident Teacher at IUSM and Top Acts Physician of the Year Nominee.

Dr. Linger uses his downtime to spend time with his wife and two children, and he enjoys golf, hockey, cycling and skiing.

Bloomington Bone & Joint is located at 639 South Walker Street in Bloomington, Indiana.

Methodist Sports Medicine’s Dr. Mark Ritter Named Medical Director of Grand Park

WESTFIELD, Ind. (Jan. 8, 2018) – Methodist Sports Medicine announced today that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Ritter has officially accepted the role as Medical Director of the Grand Park Events Center and outdoor fields on the 400-acre Grand Park sports campus in Westfield, Ind.

Dr. Ritter, who also currently serves as Methodist Sports Medicine’s President, will provide medical supervision oversight for all of the athletic events taking place at the Grand Park Events Center and the massive sports complex’s outdoor multipurpose fields. In addition, he will be serving on-site for some tournaments.

Dr. Ritter will also be responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the organization’s medical policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all athletes participating on Grand Park’s campus. He will also develop clinical policies and procedures, treat athletes playing in the Events Center and on Grand Park’s fields, and facilitate with the City of Westfield’s local public safety and emergency medicine personnel. Dr. Ritter will be involved with public safety discussions for Grand Park as well.

The new Grand Park clinic opened in September 2017 after Methodist Sports Medicine was named the official medical provider of Grand Park. The 2,500-square-foot clinic is located on the second floor of the massive Grand Park Events Center.

Dr. Ritter received his bachelor’s degree from Luther College, where he was an all-star swimmer and captain, and then went on to received his medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1999. He completed both his orthopedic residency and orthopedic trauma fellowship at Brown University, and then accepted a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the University of California in San Diego. Dr. Ritter also serves as the team physician for the University of Indianapolis.

As part of the partnership between Methodist Sports Medicine and Grand Park, all local and national sporting events inside the Grand Park Events Center and on the outdoor fields are staffed by medical personnel from Methodist Sports Medicine. Dr. Ritter will join Methodist Sports Medicine’s full-time staff at the Grand Park clinic, including Dr. Michael Heitholt, three athletic trainers and a physical therapist.

Methodist Sports Medicine to Celebrate Opening of New Clinic at Grand Park Sports Campus

WESTFIELD, Ind. (Sept. 25, 2017) – Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana’s premier provider of orthopedic services and the team physicians for the Indianapolis Colts, will be celebrating the grand opening of its new clinic Thursday, Sept. 28, after being named the official medical provider of the 400-acre Grand Park sports campus in Westfield.

The new, permanent clinic for athletes and patients is located on the second floor of the massive Grand Park Events Center. The 2,500-square-foot facility will be staffed by athletic trainers, physical therapists and a chiropractor. It will have X-ray capability, plus sell durable medical equipment (DME) such as crutches, joint braces, cryotherapy and rehab items.

As part of the partnership between Methodist Sports Medicine and Grand Park, all local and national sporting events at Grand Park are staffed by medical personnel from Methodist Sports Medicine.

Dr. Michael Heitholt, who earned his doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, will be seeing athletes and patients at the Grand Park clinic. Dr. Heitholt has Indiana roots, he is originally from Carmel, Indiana, and attended Indiana University (IU).

Methodist Sports Medicine’s full-time staff at the Grand Park clinic will include Dr. Heitholt, three athletic trainers and a physical therapist. An orthopedic surgeon will be on-call and available for all major tournaments at Grand Park as well.

To celebrate this new clinic and partnership, Methodist Sports Medicine is hosting a grand opening celebration on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon in front of the Grand Park Events Center. Members of the media are invited to attend and receive exclusive tours of this new facility.

“Methodist Sports Medicine is incredibly proud to become the sole sports medicine provider at the massive 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus, and launch the permanent orthopedic clinic to serve tournament athletes and our patients in the Westfield area,” said Marty Rosenberg, CEO of Methodist Sports Medicine. “The entire team at Methodist Sports Medicine pledges to give athletes who compete at Grand Park the highest level of medical care possible. This is already an important sports venue that will only continue to grow.”

Methodist Sports Medicine is best known as the official team physicians for the Indianapolis Colts, as well as more than a dozen Indiana high schools and universities including Indiana University, Purdue University, Indiana State University and the University of Indianapolis.

The group’s team of highly-trained orthopedic surgeons are leaders in new technologies, procedures and research, plus Methodist Sports Medicine includes a cutting-edge team of physical therapists and athletic trainers at all five of its locations in Indianapolis/Carmel, Greenwood, Avon, Tipton and now Grand Park/Westfield.

Opened in 2014, Grand Park includes 400 acres of championship-grade playing fields, including 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football and lacrosse, as well as the Grand Park Events Center with three full-size indoor soccer fields. The facility attracted 1.9 million total visits in 2016, surpassing projections.

Earlier this month, the city of Westfield and the Indianapolis Colts announced a 10-year partnership, which names the Grand Park Sports Campus as the official host of the Colts training camp. The training camp is set to begin at the Grand Park Sports Campus in the summer of 2018.

The new Methodist Sports Medicine Grand Park clinic is located at 19000 Grand Park Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074.  

Grand Park Now Open! Find Directions Here!

19000 Grand Park Blvd 
Suite K (2nd Floor)
Westfield, IN 46074 
(317) 817-1200

  • Athletic Training
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Rehabilitation Services

Directions

Coming from the South:

From I-465 N to exit 31 for US 31 N. Head North on US 31 approximately 8 miles to take exit 132 on the right for IN-32 towards Lebanon/ Noblesville. Turn left onto W Main Street/IN-32 heading west. Turn right onto Wheeler Rd. Take Wheeler Rd to Grand Park Blvd for 2 miles. At first roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Wheeler Rd. At the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Grand Park Blvd. Follow signs to parking lot C at the Event Center.

Coming from the North:

From US 31 N take the exit for 191st street. Take a right onto 191st street. Turn left onto Grand Park Blvd in 1.1 miles. Take the first right into parking lot C at the Event Center.

Methodist Sports Medicine’s Grand Park Clinic Welcomes New Doctor

WESTFIELD, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2017) – Methodist Sports Medicine’s new 2,500-square-foot facility on Grand Park’s campus in Westfield is welcoming a new doctor.
 
Dr. Michael Heitholt, who earned his doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, will be seeing athletes and patients at the new permanent clinic located inside the massive Grand Park Events Center.
Dr. Michael Heitholt
 
Dr. Heitholt has Indiana roots, he is originally from Carmel, Indiana and attended Indiana University (IU). A lower back injury led the end of his soccer career at IU, and ultimately shaped his career choice.
 
Upon graduating from Palmer College, Dr. Heitholt practiced in Chicago where he worked for a company that promotes an outcome-based setting – tracking treatment outcomes, as well as working with large employers to help lower musculoskeletal healthcare costs.
 
Dr. Heitholt recently moved back to Indiana and has been running his own practice. When outside the office, Dr. Heitholt can most often be found spending time with his wife, Kelly, and two little boys, Matthew and Luke. He also loves hiking, running and Indiana Hoosiers basketball.
 
“The opportunity to join Methodist Sports Medicine at Grand Park is a unique opportunity to utilize a multidisciplinary approach that will create positive outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Heitholt. “I’m excited to bring a unique skill set and experience into Grand Park.”
 
Methodist Sports Medicine is the official medical provider of Grand Park. As part of the partnership, all sporting events at Grand Park are staffed by medical personnel from Methodist Sports Medicine, including athletic trainers and orthopedic physicians.
 
The 2,500-square-foot facility, set to open in fall 2017, will be staffed by athletic trainers, physical therapists and an orthopedic doctor. It will have X-ray capability, plus sell durable medical equipment such as crutches and braces. The new facility is located at 19000 Grand Park Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074. 

Dr. Art Rettig’s Statement on Stepping Down as Head Team Physician for the Colts

As I am stepping down as Head Team Physician for the Indianapolis Colts, I would like to thank Jim Irsay and the Irsay family for their support and the opportunity to pursue a “dream job” for the past 33 years.  It truly has been an honor and a privilege to work for a great franchise. Jim and his family have been most generous and I very much appreciate it.  Their loyalty and integrity is reflected in the fact that many employees who came with them, from Baltimore, in 1984, still work for the Colts.

The medical care of an NFL franchise is a team effort and we have been blessed to have excellent physicians and athletic trainers over the last many years. It has been great to work with Dr. Don Shelbourne, Dr. Gary Misamore, Dr. Tom Klootwyk, Dr. Hank Feuer, Dr. Terry Horner, Dr. Doug Robertson (head medical physician), Dr. Pat Kersey, Dr. Thurmond Alvey, and Marcus McCrea.  The Colts medical care will be in excellent hands as Dr. Klootwyk is taking over as Head Team Physician and Dr. Misamore will assume a larger role.

Athletic trainers do the bulk of the work caring for players and we’ve been fortunate to have had the top training staff in the NFL (in my opinion).  Many thanks to former Head Athletic Trainer Hunter Smith, current Head Trainer Dave Hammer, Dave Walston, Erin Barill – now Director of Sports Medicine, Bryant Baugh, Kyle Davis, Kellen Norris, and numerous interns over the years.  I can’t say enough about how well our athletic trainers work with the players on a daily basis, both using their skill in treating injuries but also in creating an environment whereby the players want to be there.

It also has been great working with multiple head coaches and assistants from Frank Kush through Ted Marchibroda, Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell to Chuck Pagano and General Managers Jim Irsay, Bill Tobin, Bill Polian, Ryan Grigson, and now Chris Ballard. It has also been a pleasure working with Pete Ward, Dan Emerson, and the rest of the front office staff.

Finally, I am looking forward to my new role as consultant to the Colts and to continue to pursue my private orthopedic practice at Methodist Sports Medicine Center.

Lastly, thanks to my family for allowing me to spend time covering the Colts for the last 33 years.

I will always be a fan – Go Colts!

     – Art Rettig

Indianapolis Colts Long-Time Physician Arthur Rettig Stepping Down

Dr. Thomas Klootwyk Named Head Team Physician

INDIANAPOLIS (July 24, 2017) – The Indianapolis Colts have announced that long-time Head Team Physician Arthur C.Rettig, MD is stepping down from his role to serve as Emeritus Associate Team Physician. Rettig was the very first physician to join the Colts upon the team’s relocation to Indianapolis in 1984, and has served as Head Team Physician since 1999.

“Dr. Rettig has had an amazing 50-year career practicing sports medicine and orthopedic surgery,” said Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay. “We are extremely grateful for his outstanding service, professionalism and friendship as our team physician for more than three decades. I am also pleased he is going to continue serving the team as Emeritus Associate Team Physician.”
                   
“Working with Dr. Rettig for so many years has provided generations of our medical staff and athletic trainers with graduate level training in sports medicine,” said Dave Hammer, Colts Head Athletic Trainer. “He combines deep wisdom with unique kindness and understanding.”

The Colts also announced that Dr. Thomas Klootwyk, who has been an associate team physician for 18 years, will step into the role as Head Team Physician. Klootwyk joined Indianapolis-based Methodist Sports Medicine following his orthopedic sports medicine training there. He has been with the Colts as a team physician and orthopedic consultant since 1999.

Methodist Sports Medicine’s Dr. Gary Misamore has also been with the Colts for 18 years and will continue his role with the team as associate team physician.