Free Sports Physicals at Atlantic Orthopaedics

Portsmouth, NH – Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is pleased to offer free sports physicals to all student athletes this summer at their facilities in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and York, Maine.

The Board-Certified providers at Atlantic Orthopaedics will be offering physical examinations on Monday, June 12th 4:30-6PM at their newest facility in Portsmouth, located at 1900 Lafayette Road. The following week they will hold physicals on Tuesday, June 20th 4:30-6PM at their York clinic, located at 16 Hospital Drive, Suite B.

Young athletes planning to participate in a sports activity during their school year are encouraged to stop by for a complete examination. Physicals will be free of charge, but those who wish to support their school’s athletic department may bring a $5 donation.

No appointment is necessary for a physical, but RSVPs are appreciated – please call (603) 559-8341 to schedule an exam.

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a group of Board Certified physicians who utilize the latest concepts in orthopaedics and sports medicine, coupled with preventive and surgical techniques. More information is available at


Dr. McMahon to Speak on Back Pain at York Senior Center

York, ME – Andrew McMahon, DO of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will speak to members of the York Senior Center on back pain as part of a Lunch and Learn Program for the Center. He will be joined by Dr. Bryan Hoffman from Saco Bay Physical Therapy for the event, held Tuesday, May 2nd, beginning at 10:30am.


Dr. McMahon will present information on chronic back pain, including common causes, methods to combat pain, and how to prevent it before pain strikes. In his practice, Dr. McMahon stresses the importance of identifying the underlying reason for injury in treatment – a key topic during the Senior Center program.


“By recognizing and correcting deficits in strength, flexibility, and the way we move our bodies, we heal quicker and we protect ourselves from future injuries,” he said. “In my mind, education, motivation and partnership with my patients are the keys to success.”


A Board-Certified physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics, Dr. McMahon specializes in sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and post-concussion management. He received his BS from the University of New Hampshire and his DO from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a group of Board-Certified physicians who utilize the latest concepts in orthopaedics and sports medicine, coupled with preventive and surgical techniques. For more information, visit, or call the Portsmouth clinic at 603.431.1121.


Dr. Eilts to Lecture to Saco Bay PT

Dr. Eilts, who specializes in podiatry as well as foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction, will be holding a talk this evening with physical therapists from Saco Bay PT. He will be lecturing on the latest technology in ankle and foot surgery, and how this affects post-op protocols for surgeons and patients.

Saco Bay Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy has multiple locations in Southern Maine. Utilizing evidence-based care and proven treatment techniques in a supportive and educational environment, Saco Bay PT strives to ensure high quality healthcare and cost-effective outcomes for its patients to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

Cameron Eilts, DPM, received his BS from the University of South Dakota and his DPM from Des Moines University. His specialities include: foot surgery; ankle surgery; wound care; diabetic limb salvage; non-surgical and surgical treatment of foot pain, foot deformity, pediatric flatfoot, ankle and foot fractures, plantar fascia, tendonitis, neuropathy, neuromas, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, hammertoes, warts, corns, calluses, and bunions. Dr. Eilts is also affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and is a member of the Podiatry Institute.


Dr. Welch To Present Lecture on Cartilage Restoration Advances

Dr. Tyler Welch of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is scheduled to present a lecture on Thursday, January 19th titled Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cartilage Injuries and Early Arthritis: The Future is Here. Open to the general public, the lecture will take place from 6:30-8PM at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital – Hospital Classroom, located on Borthwick Avenue.

Topics of discussion will include: the role of cartilage in joint function, common symptoms in patients with cartilage injuries, the history of cartilage surgery, and the ways in which treatment options have evolved over the last ten to fifteen years in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Welch will also share various cartilage treatment techniques that he currently practices at the Cartilage Center at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, as well as how location, size, and extent of a cartilage injury’s damage can dictate the appropriate treatment options for a patient.

Dr. Welch is a Board-Certified physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics who specializes in cartilage restoration, sports medicine, joint replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He is the lead doctor of the clinic’s new Cartilage Center, a place for patients experiencing joint pain and early arthritis. Using cutting-edge treatments in cartilage restoration, Dr. Welch and his team are able to help patients resolve hip, elbow, knee, shoulder and other joint pain, while avoiding more costly and invasive replacement procedures down the road.

His lecture at Portsmouth Regional Hospital is free and open to the general public. To register, please visit and find the event under “Classes and Events”.

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Concussion Information Night – Nov 29

Andrew McMahon, DO of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will lead a discussion titled Get Your Head Out of the Game, a Concussion Information Night for parents, youth coaches, administrators, and those wanting to learn more about concussions and young athletes. The session will be held at 6PM on Tuesday, November 29th in the York High School’s Band Room, located at 1 Robert Stevens Drive.

Dr. McMahon will host the informational event with York High School Trainer Emily Castaline. Free to the public, it will provide information and answer audience questions relative to concussions in youth sports, including: recognizing the signs of concussion and what parents should do if they suspect their child has one, the Parks and Recreation Department’s Return-to-Play policy following concussion, and what a baseline test is and the information it can provide relative to concussion. No reservations are required for this free session.

Dr. McMahon, a physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, specializes in sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and post-concussion management. He received his BS from the University of New Hampshire and his DO from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. McMahon is currently a Team Physician for the US Freestyle Ski Team, Portland Pirates (of the American Hockey League), and York and Wells High Schools in Maine.


Dinner with the Doctor – Sept 14

York Hospital proudly presents “Dinner with the Doctor” – a lecture and dinner event on Wednesday, September 14th at the Hilton Garden Inn Waterfront in Portland, Maine.

Speaking at the dinner is Dr. Akhilesh Sastry, MD, FAAOS, premiere Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and this area’s expert on robotic assisted partial knee replacements.

Dr. Sastry will discuss innovations in knee replacement surgery, including how the use of robotics allows for greater precision and how that benefits the patient. He has been a pioneer in the field and a great advocate for patient access to this advancement in joint replacement technology. He performed the first robotic assisted knee replacement in Maine and in the Seacoast area. He was also the first to perform a direct anterior hip replacement surgery and leads training programs throughout the country. He is highly distinguished among his peers, has co-authored articles in many publications and given numerous podium presentations.

The event is free; however, reservations are required. Please call York Hospital at (207) 351-2385 or e-mail to register.