Salem Orthopaedist Helps Multi-Sport Athletes Maintain Their Edge

Family. It’s a term that’s often used to define a group of people related to one another, but in the case of Tori and Lee Sipes of Windham, it is also how they define their relationship with their orthopaedist.

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Dr. Joshua Philbrick Joins Essex Orthopaedics

Dr. Philbrick is an expert in surgery of the upper extremity, and arthroscopic surgery of the wrist and shoulder, including shoulder replacement.

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Essex Ortho Life Changers!

Kevin Graber has always been a “rub some dirt on it” kind of guy when it comes to injuries, toughing it out in hopes that it will just eventually feel better. That all changed for Kevin, 45, when he broke his ankle, suffered

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Succeeding at the Highest Level

As a gymnast, Samantha Jezak of Windham is no stranger to injuries – large and small. Her knees and wrists take a lot of impact, but she credits Dr. Matthew Hawkins with allowing her to …

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Back on the Golf Course!

As a nurse at Holy Family Hospital, Christine Giarrusso was familiar with the doctors at Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Therapy. So when it came time for her own surgeries, there was no

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When It Comes to Rotator Cuff Surgery, Less is More

Robert Degregorio bought a new house and proceeded to paint all the ceilings and doors himself.  No small accomplishment for anyone, but for Robert, who had been in pain for years…

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Worth the Trip!

Andrew Chabon of Andover passes by many physical therapy facilities on his way to Optima Sports Therapy, but the travel is fine by him to get the care he expects and deserves. “I travel to get to Optima for one reason – Jeff Kamuda

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Dr. Thomas Hoerner Provides Advice to Professional Golfers

Dr. Thomas Hoerner recently served as the MAKO robotic surgery expert providing expert orthopaedic advice to the professional golfers and their fans at the Stryker booth during the PGA…

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Dr. Tahsin Ergin to Treat Athletes at Olympic Training Center

He won’t be competing for a gold medal, but Dr. Tahsin Ergin, of Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Therapy will be heading for the US Olympic

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We are so very proud of Dr. Arvidson and Dr. Ergin for being named Top Docs! Such well-deserved recognition by their peers! Congrats! Click on Image


Please support our PA Christopher Shields, and his wife, Kelly, who are running the Boston Marathon
as members of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team HERE!

My children have been to Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Medicine for so many sports related injuries and all the doctors we have seen were accommodating, professional and compassionate. I work in healthcare myself and I see so many things. I trust this group completely. Dr. Ergin was great with Jessica and he respected her sense of urgency to have her surgery early on this past summer so she could get back to her high school sports this fall.

We could not be happier with the outcome.

Wendy, Methuen, MA


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Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team

One of our PAs, Christopher Shields, and his wife, Kelly, are running the Boston Marathon in 2017, having been selected as members of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team. They will be running in memory of their friend Chrissy Fields Cedrone (Kelly’s sister-in-law) who was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2014 and passed away on January 28th of this year.  Chrissy and Chris fought the battle against cancer like many of us and our families know all too well. On April 17, Chris and Kelly and hundreds of Dana-Farber runners will take to the streets to participate in the 121st Boston Marathon®. The DFMC team runs and raises funds with thousands of special people in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, they carry thoughts of those people every step of the way. 
We at Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Medicine would like to support Chris and Kelly. If you would like to help find a cure for cancer and wish to donate, please go to Chris’ fundraising page.
Chris' Fundraising Page

Did you know that we are now also serving the greater Claremont region at Valley Regional Healthcare? For more information call 603-542-7666.

We are proud to be a part of the nationally-recognized orthopaedic team at Holy Family Hospital!