Sports and other aggressive physical activities can sometimes cause wear and tear or injuries that may require professional medical treatment. Some of the sports-related injuries and painful conditions can be treated effectively with sports physical therapy. Thomas & Bigler Knee & Shoulder Institute is a leading practice providing sports physical therapy, advanced orthopedic surgery and other procedures to patients in and around Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Steven C. Thomas
Dr. Thomas is a leading board certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in sports physical therapy and other procedures. While his practice offers treatments for general orthopedic problems, the emphasis of Dr. Thomas is on sports injuries and arthroscopic treatment of problems related to the knee and shoulder. Dr. Thomas holds a Sub-specialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Until this present time, he has performed more than 30,000 surgeries.
The distinguishing characteristic of Dr. Thomas is that he will perform all of his surgeries on his own, and not allow fellows, residents or other trainee surgeons to substitute for him. He completed medical school and research at Johns Hopkins in 1984, followed by five years of orthopedic residency training at the University of Washington and affiliated hospitals.
After the completion of his residency, Dr. Thomas pursued fellowship training in advanced surgery of the shoulder and elbow. At this time, he also completed his research in cruciate ligament reconstruction and sports injuries of the knee. He also trained with Dr. Russell Warren, team physician for the New York Giants professional football team among other teams, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. Thomas has published several articles in the field of orthopedics and co-authorekd chapters in major orthopedic text books. He is a pre-eminent sports physical therapist receiving patients from Las Vegas, Nevada and surrounding areas.
Dr. Gregory T. Bigler
Dr. Bigler is a highly experienced, board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He has been practicing in Las Vegas for the last 25 years. Dr. Bigler attended medical school at the University of Utah. He published numerous scientific papers while in medical school and graduated with honors. He received training in orthopedics at the University of Oregon.
Following his orthopedic training, Dr. Bigler went ahead with a sub-specialization in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopy. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy from the prestigious Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital. As a sports medicine fellow, he helped take care of the New England Patriots football team, the Boston Bruins hockey team, as well as the Harvard athletic teams.
Following his fellowship Dr. Bigler was chosen among six physicians nationally to completed a traveling fellowship that gave him the opportunity to travel the world and learn cutting edge orthopedic techniques. In Las Vegas, Dr. Bigler has been a team physician in the UNLV Athletic Department and with the CSN teams.
He has served as the Nevada delegate for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is a renowned sports physical therapist providing the most innovative and advanced solutions in Las Vegas.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about the Knee and Shoulder Institute procedures & treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada board certified surgeons Steven C. Thomas, MD and Gregory T. Bigler, MD. call (702) 933-9393; Physical Therapy (702) 933-9394