BRADENTON, Fla. — Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Arthur Valadie from the full-service practice Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management is the official sports medicine provider for the athletes at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School, a private, independent, co-educational, college preparatory school in Bradenton, Fla.
Dr. Valadie, the physician president of Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management, can typically be found at youth athletic events, treating injuries and providing countless hours of support. He works with club travel teams and also serves as the sports medicine physician to the Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Soccer national teams, IMG Academy, Premier Sports Campus and State College of Florida.
“We are happy for the opportunity to partner with Coastal Orthopedics’ Dr. Valadie to utilize his unique qualifications and experience to effectively support the needs of our student athletes,” said Scott Sauerbeck, the director of athletic development. “Our ultimate goal is player safety and to provide the medical resources to help these rising stars perform at a high level.”
The Saint Stephen’s Falcons have won 17 state championships and 101 district and regional titles since 2000, with 53 teams competing in 14 different sports. The school has had 14 All-American players in football, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming and lacrosse.
Dr. Valadie, along with Dr. Daniel Lamar and Dr. Steven Schafer, works with high school teams throughout the area, including Bayshore High School, Braden River High School, Bradenton Christian High School, Cardinal Mooney High School, Manatee High School, Palmetto High School and Southeast High School.
Dr. Valadie recently received the Adult Volunteer Award from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Champions of Healthcare for his contributions to the area’s well being and making an impact on the healthcare through service and a commitment to excellence.
About Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 19 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians who maintain hospital affiliations with Blake Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. In addition to three offices and two ambulatory surgery centers each servicing Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system.
For more than 40 years, our highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons has treated patients in specialty care including sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation. Patients can experience restoration of function both surgically and non-surgically through the use of physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections and stretching. For more information, please visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.
About Dr. Arthur Valadie
Dr. Arthur Valadie is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy and knee and shoulder reconstruction. He attended medical school at the University of Florida. Dr. Valadie completed his residency at Emory University and then a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Valadie is the physician president of Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management. He also serves as the sports medicine physician to the Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Soccer Team, IMG Academy and State College of Florida.