Release Date: 10/11/2016
Care New England is pleased to announce Dr. Amity Rubeor, of Care New England Sports Medicine, located in East Greenwich, has received a certification in performance medicine, focusing on the specialized array of neuro-musculoskeletal and musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in musicians, dancers and other performers. Dr. Rubeor is the only physician in Rhode Island to hold this certification, offered by the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Performance medicine certification addresses the general health and wellness for performing artists, neuro-musculoskeletal injuries in musicians, common musculoskeletal injuries in dancers, general fitness, conditioning and rehabilitation, medical conditions, environmental concerns, hearing health, vocal health care, performance anxiety and psychological conditions and nutritional issues in dance medicine.
Amity Rubeor, DO, of Cranston, RI, is a board-certified family medicine practitioner and serves on the Care New England Comprehensive Concussion Center clinical team. She completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Memorial Hospital, in Pawtucket. She also completed a fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine and anatomy at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, and a faculty development fellowship in sports medicine and obstetrics at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She earned her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed a residency through the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
“This is an opportunity to expand my practice to serve the complex needs of musicians, dancers and other performers throughout the state,” said Dr. Rubeor. “My work in treating concussion patients has led me to take a strong interest in performance medicine. Given Rhode Island’s rich arts culture, it will be very beneficial to focus on this unique area of medicine. I look forward to working with those in the dance and music communities.”Care New England Sports Medicine specializes in primary care sports medicine, maximizing the non-operative treatment of injuries and illness. Patients of all ages and activity levels are welcome and do not have to be athletes to benefit from sports medicine services. Care New England Sports Medicine uses cutting-edge, evidence-based techniques for the diagnosis and management of injuries and illness.
The Care New England Comprehensive Concussion Center, with convenient locations in East Greenwich and Pawtucket, is a team-based program focused on the diagnosis, careful management, recovery, and treatment of a concussion. Members of the team evaluate and treat patients within days of injury with the goal of helping to recover from concussion and manage the impact of concussion on daily life, and prevent re-injury.
For more information about services or to make an appointment, please call (401) 681-2858, or visit carenewengland.org/services/orthopedics/affinity-sports-medicine.cfm.