Hi, my name is Dr. Trevor Turner, RMSK. I work as the director of the Center for Orthobiologics at Georgia Bone and Joint here on the south side of Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Texas, I first had my experience with medicine as a young football player, where I herniated a disc and went through a lot of rehabilitation on my own, as well as the medical system to try and see how to heal myself and get back to better levels of function. That inspired me going forward, as I ended up returning to Dallas for medical school at UT Southwestern, which, actually, was critical early on in my career to be exposed to a place with five Nobel prize winners. It really, I think, set the standard for scientific inquiry and review of the available evidence as I went forward in practice to help patients understand what was the best way for them to achieve their goals and get better. I had a great opportunity after that to go work for a year doing surgery in the University of California, San Francisco, and then moved all the way to the other side of the country, to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I completed my residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. A lot of people kind of ask what that specialty is about, and basically it's just the foundation of trying to improve people's function and when we're able to do so with lower risk and better outcomes, that is the ultimate goal. It was there that I really discovered a passion for diagnostic ultrasound, not only to use for diagnosing injuries better in ways that maybe we couldn't with still pictures, but then also for use to guide more sophisticated types of interventions to help patients avoid surgery when possible. After that, I had the great privilege to work with Dr. James Andrews, who I feel is certainly one of the pioneers of orthopedic and sports medicine here in the United States. While I was there, I was exposed to treatment of a wide range of professional athletes, as well as US military special operations personnel, which was tremendously rewarding, but also helped me to focus on what were ways that we could not only get people better, faster, but then how could we get them better for the long run? And that's what launched my inquiry into the whole field of what we call orthobiologics, which is the use of platelets and use of bone marrow derived stem cells in ways that are compliant with the FDA's guidance to help improve orthopedic outcomes. Even in the short time of the last seven years, what we found was a dramatic ability to improve patients' outcomes beyond anything we were able to offer before. I continue down that path, thinking about how human movement patterns correlates to our overall wellness, which spurred me on to strength and conditioning certifications through EXOS and NSCA and CrossFit. And I very much like to incorporate those types of interventions when we tailor long-term rehab plans and goals for our patients. Thanks so much for checking out this video. You can look us up at drtrevorturner.com or come visit us here in Atlanta, Georgia. Thank you.
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