Dr Colliver wins Best Bedside Manner Award… Twice!

bedsideMannerAward3At Valley Sports & Spine Clinic, we strive to provide excellent, compassionate care. We are honored to announce that Dr Ethan Colliver received “Best Bedside Manner” award for the categories of Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine, from Our Health magazine.

“It is a privilege to be able to practice the art of medicine.  I don’t view it as a job, but as a passion.  It is fascinating to meet new people and to help them along to recovery from whatever is standing in the way of their goals for pain-free function.  I am also fortunate to have a superb team of Holly Martin, PA, nurses, staff, and others to share these experiences with.”

Congratulations Dr Colliver!

Introducing our newest team member, Shannon

IMG_4074I love my staff. We have had many of the same faces at Valley Sports & Spine since the beginning. Their dedication and knowledge are an integral function of the clinic and I am finally getting around to writing about them on the blog.

A recent addition to our Medical Assistant position is Shannon. Shannon recently graduated from VT and is now in a Masters Program with an ultimate goal of Public Health work. She has a passion for Africa and desires to work in West Africa where the Ebola outbreak is exploding.

She recently completed the Eagle Man triatholon with three generations of her family, her mother and grandmother in a team named TriGenerational.  Their team placed 2nd in the relay division.  Her mother swam for 1.2 miles, her grandmother biked for 56 miles, and Shannon finished with a 13.1 mile run.  Shannon called the experience “Awesome!” and looks forward to more races with her family.

Her family has always been into competing and exercise.  Shannon’s grandmother, who was born in 1939, has competed in the Iron Man triathlon at least 5 times and stars in her own Spinning training videos.  Shannon has been a competitive swimmer since 5 years of age and participated in District and Regional swimming competitions in high school.  She admits she likes the competition more than the practice, and always try to beat her best time in any given sport.

Shannon has an upcoming 1/2 marathon and continues to swim and run regularly. She wants to master bicycling next so she can compete in triathlons, like her grandmother.

Good Luck, Shannon!

Introducing Holly Williams, PA-C

Have you met our PA, Holly Williams?  She started with us in May 2013, and is now seeing a full schedule of new and follow up patients.

Holly Williams is a board certified Physician Assistant from Southern West Virginia, with specialty training in sports injuries and  back and neck pain. She received her Bachelors Degree of Arts at at Bluefield State College. Then, continued her education at Mountain State University to receive a Bachelors of Medical Science and Masters of Science, Physician Assistant.

Miss Williams not only has specialized training in back and neck pain but also treats chronic migraines with botulinum toxin (BOTOX) injections. In addition, Miss Williams can treat chronic knee and shoulder pain with ultrasound-guided steroid injections and geniculate nerve blocks.

In her spare time, Miss Williams enjoys the outdoors, fishing, camping,skiing, and kayaking.