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2022 Physician Lecture Series: Total Orthopedics Sports Medicine Update
2022 Physician Lecture Series: Total Orthopedics Sports Medicine Update

Thu, Aug 18


Professional PT - Massapequa, NY/Virtual

2022 Physician Lecture Series: Total Orthopedics Sports Medicine Update

We are excited to announce that Dr. Charles Ruotolo and Dr. Brett Spain from Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will be presenting to the staff of Professional Physical Therapy.

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Aug 18, 2022, 8:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Professional PT - Massapequa, NY/Virtual, 40 Carmans Rd, Massapequa, NY 11758, USA


We are excited to announce that Dr. Charles Ruotolo and Dr. Spain from Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will be presenting to the staff of Professional Physical Therapy.  


Dr. Charles Ruotolo

As the founder of Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Charles Ruotolo MD was a top graduate at the New York Medical College School of Medicine in 1995. He completed an orthopedic residency program at the SUNY at Stony Brook in 2000. After his residency he underwent fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the prestigious Sports Clinic of Laguna Hills, California under the tutelage of Wesley Nottage, MD. It is here where he perfected his advanced arthroscopic surgical skills. Dr. Ruotolo is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. As an Associate Master Instructor of Arthroscopy for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Dr. Ruotolo actively teaches other orthopedic surgeons advanced arthroscopic skills in shoulder surgery. He has continued his pursuit of teaching starting an Orthopedic Surgery Residency program at Nassau University Medical Center for which he is the Program Director.

As an avid researcher he has published multiple articles on shoulder injuries and shoulder and knee surgery in the peer review journals of Arthroscopy, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Journal of Orthopedic Trauma as well as several book chapters on the same. It is his dictum to constantly be critical and to constantly review treatment options and surgical results. This persistent pursuit of quality affords his patients the highest level of care in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine providing the most up to date surgical procedures maximizing outcomes while minimizing pain.

Dr. Ruotolo has excelled throughout his career in medicine. He was named the top surgical student in his graduating medical student class of 210 students and has been named the attending of the year several times for the orthopedic training programs for which he has been a faculty member. From here he started a residency program where he takes a lead role as the Program Director for the institution.  Dr. Ruotolo has always excelled in every role from student to surgeon to teacher. Dr. Ruotolo is listed as a Top Doctor by Newsday, a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and has been voted multiple times as the Best Orthopedist on Long Island, by Best of Long Island. Currently as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Nassau University Medical Center he is helping guide the hospital in its revival as a leading center for orthopedic surgery. As with himself, he has developed a core group of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at NUMC providing some of the best care in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic trauma surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. As the President of Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, he is proud to lead not just a team of highly trained and skilled physicians, but an organization of compassionate and caring people.

Dr. Brett Spain

Dr. Spain is a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at NYIT. He is a board-certified physician in Family Practice with added qualifications in Sports Medicine and has trained under numerous top physicians throughout New York City and Long Island.

As a medical student Dr. Spain was active in the sports medicine field attending conferences, covering endurance events and serving in leadership roles in sports medicine clubs. After residency training at Good Samaritan hospital in West Islip, he completed his sports medicine fellowship through the North Shore/LIJ system and is now an active attending physician teaching students, residents and fellows how to care for active patients.

His sports coverage credentials include work with several local high school football teams, the Long Island marathon, CW Post/LIU and NYIT sports teams, the U.S. Open tennis tournament and Ironman Triathlon events.

Currently, he serves as one of the team physicians for the USA men’s and women’s water polo national teams. In this post he has traveled the world with these Olympic hopefuls and provided exceptional medical care at the highest level of competition on a multinational stage.

Dr. Spain specializes in caring for athletes and active people of all ages with a holistic approach considering every aspect of medicine, nutrition and rehabilitation. Accordingly, he is able to offer several new and advanced techniques in the diagnosis and management of non-surgical conditions. He is proficient in ultrasound-guided injections procedure, platelet-rich plasma/prolotherapy injections, diagnostic ultrasound, concussion management and osteopathic manipulation techniques.


  • 1 hour

    Controversies of Shoulder Instability - Dr. Charles Ruotolo

  • 1 hour

    Concussion Update - Dr. Brett Spain


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