Colorado-based Peak Orthopedics and Spine announces in a news release that Margarita Sevilla, MD, a physician specializing in sports medicine, is joining the practice.

The release notes that Sevilla is a board-certified family medicine and sports medicine physician who completed her sports medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota, and began her career in Minneapolis as a primary care sports medicine attending physician for Sports and Orthopedic Specialists.

During her career, she has provided care to some of the nation’s top athletes in various sports, such as those competing in the Olympics, baseball, football, and triathlons, the release continues.

Sevilla is actively involved in local and international athletic programs, both as an athlete and as a physician, including the medical team for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, the Marathon Olympic Trials in Houston, and the YWCA Women’s Triathlon in Minneapolis, according to the release.

She was also the medical director for Lifetime Athletic Events sponsored by Lifetime Fitness.

“As an athlete, I understand the physical challenges active patients face and how to help them get back to sports and activity most effectively,” Sevilla, who is a triathlete, says in the release.

“Women, in particular, of all ages and competitive levels, are more physically active than ever before. Staying active is an important part of my own life, so I have a first-hand understanding of the concerns of female athletes,” she states in the release.

One of Sevilla’s areas of interest includes ultrasound guided platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. She has treated multiple NFL players and amateur athletes with PRP, which is utilized to shorten the healing time after injury, the release explains.

“We’re very pleased to have Dr. Sevilla join our team of physicians,” says Craig Loucks, MD, with Peak Orthopedics and Spine, in the release. “She has a wealth of experience working with athletes of all levels from around the nation.”

Sevilla will also be working as the medical director of Integrative Performance Institute (IPI) – a joint venture with Peak Orthopedics focusing on specialized training and medical care of elite and pro athletes, per the release.

For more information, visit Peak Orthopedics and Spine.

[Source(s): Peak Orthopedics and Spine, PR Newswire]