It’s been a huge month for us here at Regenexx at New Regeneration Orthopedics! Our staff has been working tirelessly to open our new practice in Orlando, which will see its first patients this week. We’ve introduced Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) at our practices, to help reduce acute and chronic pain caused by certain types of musculoskeletal conditions (more on that in next week’s blog)!
And now, we couldn’t be happier to announce that a new physician will be joining our team!
Lisa Valastro, DO, specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a focus on regenerative medicine via orthobiologics.
Dr. Valastro received her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. In medical school she focused her electives on orthopedic and sports medicine to gain a deeper understanding of the musculoskeletal system. Throughout her osteopathic training, Dr. Valastro developed an appreciation of the body’s innate ability to heal and regulate itself. These principles led her toward her ultimate career goal of providing care through regenerative medicine.
Dr. Valastro completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where she was elected chief resident and independently restructured the weekly educational curriculum. Outside of clinic hours, Dr. Valastro organized a peer-to-peer ultrasound study program to improve the hands-on ultrasound skills of AMC’s residents.
To further Dr. Valastro’s training in orthobiologics for the musculoskeletal system, she completed a fellowship with Dr. Marko Bodor in Napa, California. This fellowship focused on Spine, Sports, Electrodiagnostics, and Regenerative Medicine. She was involved in various research projects with Dr. Bodor and the Napa Medical Research Foundation. During this training, Dr. Valastro developed advanced skills in image-guided injections, both with ultrasound and fluoroscopy.
Dr. Valastro grew up in upstate New York and loves spending time in the Adirondacks for hiking and snowshoeing. In her spare time, she also enjoys kayaking, weight lifting, and volleyball. She has settled in Tampa, Florida, with her husband and Labrador retriever.
Dr. Valastro is a licensed physician in Florida, California, and New York State.
Now that you’ve read about her, if you believe Dr. Valastro may be able to help with a problem you are experiencing, find out if you are a candidate.