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February 10, 2015 by Todd Christman
In 1991, during the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting, the keynote speaker was the Red Sox team physician at the time, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Arthur Pappas, MD.
An avuncular sort, Pappas served as Boston’s Medical Director from 1978-2004. His tenure in that position was not without controversy because, during its latter stages, he also held a limited partnership in the team.
Now in his 80s, he is no longer affiliated with the franchise, however, he continues as Vice President of Affiliate Relations for UMass Memorial Health Care and Professor of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Not the retiring type, still a medical authority, Pappas and his words deserve just as much attention and consideration now as they did when he spoke them at that APTA conference.
You can read the full version of this article in The Times. John Doherty is a licensed athletic trainer and physical therapist. This column reflects solely his opinion. Reach him at Follow him on Twitter @JDohertyATCPT.