Browsing the "Orthopedics" Category

St. Luke’s Extraordinary Care for an Extraordinary Dancer

April 2nd, 2018

When world-renowned prima ballerina Jennie Somogyi suffered not one, but two potentially career-ending injuries less than two years apart, she knew where to find the extraordinary care to get her back in motion and on stage. After tearing her right Achilles tendon in 2012 and then rupturing the left posterior tibial tendon in 2013, Jennie


Local Ice Hockey Clubs Team-Up with St. Luke’s

March 28th, 2018

When Brian Ruff, the head coach of the Northampton High School ice hockey team, saw his player crash head first into the boards, he knew it wasn’t good. “We got out there and he was semi-conscious,” remembered Ruff, who is also the president of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League. “I was certainly glad there


Evidence-Based, Personalized Physical Therapy through St. Luke’s

March 28th, 2018

When it comes to getting results, Tim Miller, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Regional Director, Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s, is a proponent of collaborating with the patient. Bolstered by years of experience and continuing education, Miller understands that patients – from an accountant who lives down the street to high school and college athletes, and even


Man with Down Syndrome Becomes Fitness Buff at St. Luke’s

March 23rd, 2018

Dan Oplinger, who turns 27 in May, isn’t an exercise specialist. He’s an everyday fitness member at St. Luke’s with a story of extraordinary fitness. When Dan, who lives in Lower Macungie Township, Pa., first started at St. Luke’s, he could barely do one pushup with his hands elevated about three feet off the ground. Today, he’s


St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer Travels with Olympic Development Soccer Team

March 21st, 2018

Cheree Iadevaia enjoys the distinction of being selected as the Athletic Trainer traveling with an elite regional soccer team. Iadevaia, the St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer assigned to Easton Area High School, is now also serving as the Athletic Trainer for the Olympic Development Program Team – East Region. Iadevaia and the team are now in Ireland and will


When Your ACL Goes Pop, St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care to the Rescue

March 19th, 2018

ACL tear. We hear the term and think, oh no. That was certainly the case in December when Carson Wentz, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, tore the ACL in his right knee, ending his season. The anterior cruciate ligament – ACL – is one of two cruciate ligaments, the other being the posterior cruciate ligament,


Extraordinary Care Keeps This St. Luke’s Volunteer Active at 82

March 9th, 2018

Knee pain was no match for Marilyn Rau, who refuses to sit still even at 82. St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care helps to keep her on her feet. After a full career working in a variety of office jobs at PPL, the Emmaus resident has been a volunteer at St. Luke’s Allentown Campus for the past 10 years,


A Thinner, Fitter Tony Iannelli with St. Luke’s Help

February 23rd, 2018

As president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tony Iannelli spends more than his fair share of time eating out for lunches and dinners with movers and shakers of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. And after retiring as on on-ice hockey official three years ago, his own moving and shaking got


Expert in Non-Surgical Healing Joins St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care

February 12th, 2018

Decosy Hercules, D.O., has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, expanding access to St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care. Based at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus and in Lehighton, he serves as the team physician for Jim Thorpe, Mahanoy Area, Marian Catholic, Northern Lehigh and Tamaqua high schools. Dr. Hercules specializes in non-surgical fracture care, concussion management, acute treatment