Tom Best
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Tom Best
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Tom Best is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Research Director of the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute. He is also a team physician for the University of Miami Hurricanes, as well as the Miami Marlins. “As a former high-level athlete, I now suffer from severe left hip arthritis as well as osteoarthritis of the knees. My passion is to continue running. However, as a result of my arthritis, I have a lot of soft tissue problems involving both my knees and my left hip,” said Dr. Best. “I could see that there were some immediate changes in soft tissue, particularly an abundance of scar tissue and adhesions around the hip capsule, and again, within five minutes, those structures were released. More importantly for me, in addition to seeing the visual changes on the ultrasound was the fact that I now have a hip range of motion that I probably haven’t had for 15 years or so. “ Based on his PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Best was initially skeptical about the ability of the soft tissue to heal that fast. However, he was pleasantly surprised by the changes he saw and experienced. “In only five minutes, I could see not only structural changes in my hip and my surrounding structures, but also clinically as I noted an increased hip motion,” says Dr. Best.