Welcome to Episode #26 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast. In this episode Dr. Scott Curtis, Sports Medicine Director at Princeton Spine and Joint Center, sat down with Dr. Lisa Baptis, a physical therapist at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, who has been trained specifically in the Meeks Method.
Scott and Lisa started out by defining osteoporosis and why it is often misunderstood to be specific to older patients. They discussed why osteoporosis is prevalent in the population, and if not treated appropriately, can cause severe pain, even fractures.
We trust you will benefit from an increased understanding of osteoporosis that you will gain from listening to this episode of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast.
Scott Curtis, DO
Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center
Dr. Scott Curtis is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.
Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.
Lisa Baptis, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
Lisa has been working at UPenn Penn Medicine in Outpatient Rehabilitation since 2004. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in exercise Physiology from Rutgers’s University in 1989, her Master Degree from Temple University and most recently her Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2014. Lisa has worked in a variety of settings including, Acute Rehabilitation, Inpatient Acute Care, and Outpatient Orthopedics. Lisa is currently pursuing advanced training in Movement Impairment syndromes through Washington University. She is currently certified in Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation thought American Institute of Balance and Osteoporosis training in the Meeks Method. Married with three children, Lisa enjoys cycling, hiking and traveling to the National Parks.