Over 30 NAC members, trainers, instructors, employees and guests heard an informative lecture from Dr. John Petolillo on “Common Shoulder Injuries and Problems” on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30pm in Studio 1. This lecture was free and open to the public. Dr. Petolillo spoke for over an hour on his subject while answering questions from the audience throughout. He addressed rotator cuff issues, arthritis and non-surgical as well as surgical treatments. At the conclusion, Dr. Petolillo spoke individually with many members of the audience to answer questions privately. Dr. Petolillo is a also member of the NAC, so you may see him here working out on a regular basis. He will have first hand experience with some of the programs you experience as well.
All wellness lectures are open to the public.
Bio Dr. John Petolillo
John Petolillo, Jr., DO, has been a practicing general orthopedic surgeon for 16 years and is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Albright College in Reading, PA. Following that, he obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Petolillo interned at the Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also completed his residency and was Chief Resident at the school’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
His wide ranging expertise includes arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, total knee and hip replacement surgery, fracture surgery and endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.
Dr. Petolillo is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, the American Osteopathic Association, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.
In 2006, Dr. Petolillo was part of the orthopaedic medical staff for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. He is an Orthopaedic residency trainer for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Committee on Orthopedic Surgery for the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.
Audience members were raving afterward that the information was invaluable and several planned to see Dr. Petolillo at his office for follow up. One member commented that this type of programming is so helpful because it is very hard to know when an injury may merit actually seeking out a doctor or even which doctor that should be. Having a chance to meet and create a relationship with a specialist, such as Dr. Petolillo, in an informal educational environment is very helpful.
The purpose behind the NAC Aria Wellness Project is to offer opportunities such as this for you as NAC members and guests to have access to quality services. This project is your “A.C.E. in the hole” for wellness. It provides A – Access, C- Consultation and E – Education through lectures, seminars, clinics, screenings, programs and more. For more information please visit our NAC Aria Project Wellness page (click here).