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Thurman Alvey

Thurman Alvey

Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Thurman Alvey’s clinic focuses on the athlete in everyone. Whether you are an 8-year-old learning a new sport or an 88-year-old trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, his goal is to keep you active. 

Dr. Alvey holds certifications in sports medicine, family medicine, osteopathic medicine, and pain medicine, so he employs a comprehensive approach to patient care from injury through rehab and into the prevention of future injuries. 

He has performed procedures in joint injection, tendon sheath injection, trigger point injection, SI joint injection, tarsal tunnel and carpal tunnel injection, exercise compartment testing, viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid) injection, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection, amniotic membrane graft injection, prolotherapy, sports acupuncture, Tenex procedure, and other various injections to alleviate pain.

Dr. Alvey has specialized training in musculoskeletal ultrasound, injection treatments, and osteopathic manipulative medicine to assist in the non-operative care of his patients and allow him to offer a multi-faceted approach to address acute injuries and degenerative conditions.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Alvey continues to be active in medical education. He has been involved in authoring, co-authoring, and reviewing several articles in sports medicine. He has lectured regionally and nationally on concussion management and overuse injuries and taught workshops for MSK ultrasound and OMT. His research interests include injury prevention, sports nutrition, regenerative biomedicine, and concussion management. 
 
A native of Franklin, Indiana, Dr. Alvey was a multi-sport athlete through high school and college. He is an avid supporter of scholastic wrestling, having coached at the developmental, middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. When he is not in the office or on the sideline, he is typically spending time with his family. He and his wife, April, have four daughters: Lucy, Claire, Lydia, and Audrey.

Areas of Focus

  • Sports Medicine 
  • Concussion Management 
  • Stress Fractures 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Arthritis 
  • Myofascial Pain 
  • Non-operative Spine 
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction 
  • Rehabilitation

Locations

Clinical Assistants

  • Dani Olson ATC

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Education

  • Franklin College, BA (biology)
  • Indiana University, MS (anatomy)
  • University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, MD

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, 2006–present
  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physician, Family Medicine, and OMT, 2007–present
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Awards

  • IOA Outstanding Young DO, 2009
  • Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Excellence Award, 2003
  • Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, President’s Award, 2003
  • Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Student DO of the Year, 2002
  • Union Hospital Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Union Hospital Outstanding Resident Research Award, 2005

Positions

  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Interns and Residents, Executive Council, 2004–2006
  • American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Member
  • Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, 2000–2002
  • Indiana Academy of Osteopathy, Member
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, Board of Directors, 2006–2012
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, President, 2010–2011
  • National Football League Physicians Society, Member