Sports medicine, one of the pillars of the podiatric profession, was highlighted at the summer Olympics in Rio earlier this month.  Athletics excelled and new world records were set.  Many of these athletics have had DPM’s on their team.  This show is to learn what a few of the DPM’s with gold medal athletes know that each of us can put into our practices to help our patients win their own personal victories.


Amol Saxena, DPM

  • Editor, International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery (Springer)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Foot, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow & Division 1 Board, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Vice President & Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Vice-Chief, Division of Podiatric Service, Stanford Hospital
  • Volunteer, USA Track & Field

Brian Fullem, DPM

is Board certified in Foot Surgery with specialization in tendon injuries including the use of Extracorporeal Shock Wave therapy. Dr. Fullem has experienced tremendous success using shockwave therapy for injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, Achilles Tendonosis, Medial Tibial Shin Splints and Peroneal Tendonosis.
Dr. Fullem practiced in Connecticut for over 20 years before moving to Florida in 2010 and in November, 2014 he started a solo practice, Elite Sports Podiatry. While in CT, Dr Fullem served as the Team Podiatrist for the Yale University Track team and Sacred Heart University Athletic Department. Dr Fullem also co-founded a running camp for HS athletes in Connecticut that is still in existence, The Running Academy .
Dr Fullem has a passion for treating athletes and frequently lectures nationally on the subject and has published several articles in peer reviewed medical journals on subjects ranging from Plantar Fascia ruptures, Navicular Stress Fractures and is co-author of a soon to be published article on the effectiveness of shock wave therapy in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr Fullem has also published extensively for national running magazine Running Times . Dr Fullem has also authored chapters for two textbooks: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine by Dr David Altcheck and International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery by Dr. Amol Saxena .
Dr. Fullem ran competitively at Bucknell University running 8:50 for 2 miles and 14:25 for 5000 meters and served as Co-Captain of the 1986 Outdoor track team.