As the weather starts warming up, we’re getting you ready to run! On April 1st, we welcomed Rothman Orthopedic Surgeon and 2020 US Olympic Team Trials Marathon runner, Dr. Meghan Bishop, to discuss common running injuries and treatment options. Then, Excel Physical Therapy’s Jersey City Clinic Director, Amanda Cavallo provided an exercise program to help reduce the risk of sustaining running-related injuries. Beneficial for 5K-ers, super marathoners, and everyone in between, this webinar is also our first ever all-female panel of experts. Check out the complimentary video recording below. 

Access the video recording here.

Dr. Meghan Bishop is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. After graduating top of her class at George Washington University Medical School, she completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During her fellowship, Dr. Bishop served as one of the team physicians for the New York Knicks and Iona College. Her clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, multi-ligament knee injuries, knee meniscus tears, patellofemoral instability and pain, cartilage restoration procedures, shoulder instability and labral tears, as well as rotator cuff repair. Dr. Bishop has a special interest in sports-related injuries of the female athlete.

Dr. Bishop is a former Division I collegiate track and field athlete and continues to be an avid runner. She is a 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and has competed and placed in multiple other marathons throughout the country.  Her athletic history has given her a personal understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Amanda Cavallo, PT, DPT received her B.S in Exercise Science from Georgian Court University. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the College of Staten Island where she was recognized for Clinical Excellence in Physical Therapy and Service. Amanda’s passion for orthopedic and sports physical therapy flourished during her graduate studies, leading her to take advanced courses in hip and knee pathologies, ACL rehab/return to sport, and joint replacements.    

While undergoing rehabilitation for a running-related injury, Amanda saw firsthand the vital role that physical therapy plays in helping athletes recover and return to sport. It was this experience that sparked her interest in the field of Physical Therapy. An avid runner, Amanda grew up competing in AAU Junior Olympic cross country and track and field events. She received All American accolades in her youth and continued to compete throughout high school and college.   

Amanda works with fellow runners of all skill levels to create individualized treatment plans designed to help them achieve peak performance—incorporating a variety of treatment techniques including rocktape and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).