By Mike Poorman True, his brother Tom may now be in Los Angeles as UCLA’s new defensive coordinator. But Dr. Jim Bradley – a Penn State football co-captain in 1974 – made the decision long ago to stay in Western Pennsylvania. Not that the elder Bradley, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ head team orthopedic surgeon for the […]
Fain-Cain Award for Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer awarded to Steelers’ Norwig Arthur C. Rettig, M.D., Award for Academic Excellence Awarded to Ram’s Brophy Jerry “Hawk” Rhea award given to Jets’ Hershman Indianapolis, Ind. – February 24, 2015 – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) held its annual Scientific Meeting and Symposium during the NFL Scouting Combine […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prospective NFL draftees don’t flinch at benching 225 pounds until exhaustion or trying to beat their personal best at the 40-yard dash. They do dread one sentence: “The doctor will see you now.” The NFL combine began Wednesday with orthopedic and medical exams for 320 draft prospects, all of whom gave blood […]
What are the latest technological advances helping team doctors do their jobs? Find out from Matthew Matava, M.D., president of the NFL Physicians Society. He tells OTW, “Improved communication and a more rapid response pretty much sums up our most recent progress in the technological realm. The sidelines are so crowded—53 players, 10 coaches, trainers, […]
NFLPS President and Rams head doctor Dr. Matthew Matava sits down One on One with Kelly Kultys and Kristian O’Hara of WFUV 90.7 FM at Superbowl XLIX. Listen to the full interview here.
The Super Bowl, enshrined in legend and legacy, is celebrated across the United States and viewed by millions of football fans worldwide, in living rooms, bars, and locker rooms, alike. The 2014-2015 NFL season saw many positive strides being made in many key areas related to NFL player health and safety. This year’s advances in […]
Doc Walker and Brian Mitchell of Inside the Locker Room interview NFLPS President Dr. Matthew Matava who discusses NFL health and safety, the “eye-in-the-sky”, and more. VisitInside The Locker Room to hear the full interview.
Becker’s Spine Review named 52 of the best surgeons for excellence in orthopedics. Amongst the 52, eight are NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) members including Asheesh Bedi, M.D., James Bradley, M.D., Frank Cammisa, M.D., Daniel Cooper, M.D, Bryan Kelly, M.D., President of the NFLPS, Matthew Matava, M.D., Matthew Provencher, M.D., and Russell Warren, M.D. Becker’s Spine Review compiled the list by […]
With temperatures predicted to drop below freezing for two of this weekend’s four NFL Divisional Playoff Games, the conditions could become harrowing for players and fans. NFL Evolution conducted email interviews with Dr. Matthew Matava, the president of the NFL Physicians Society, this week as well as last year at this time. We have combined […]
December 5th, The New England Patriots made a special visit to the wounded warriors and other veterans at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Coach BILL BELICHICK has long had a strong connection to the Navy. Team physician DR. MATTHEW PROVENCHER worked at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego for 16 years as a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of […]