Fort Myers, FL, May 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Erica Leigh Boliek, M.M.S, PA-C, ATC has joined the staff of Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida as a Physician Assistant. Ms. Boliek brings a masters degree in physician assistant studies and extensive experience working with adolescent athletes to the medical practice. She earned a bachelors degree in athletic training, and put that degree to work as head athletic trainer for field hockey summer camps, where she performed musculoskeletal injury evaluations and rehabilitation programs for injured athletes. She has also worked as a personal trainer and currently teaches classes in the athletic training program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Ms. Boliek will use this unique combination of skills to assist patients of the practice.
“As pediatric orthopedists, many of the injuries we see are the result of children and adolescents participating in sports,” said Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida founding partner Dr. Brett Shannon. “Treating the youthful athlete requires different skills than dealing with adult athletes. Erica is a welcome addition to our team, and her skills will help young athletes to return to the sport of their choice, in the best physical condition possible.”
Ms. Boliek is a member of The American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Athletic Trainers Association. She earned her bachelors degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina (Charlotte) and her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Salus University (Elkins Park, PA).
As part of the Pediatric Orthopedics team, Ms. Boliek will assist the physicians in treating pediatric athletes and in tailoring rehabilitation plans to assist young patients in returning to athletic activities in the best possible condition.