Frank E. Lorch, MD

Sports Medicine & Non-Surgical Spine Specialist  In-2C-34px-TM

As the only American sports medicine and non-surgical spine specialist in China, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Frank E. Lorch has joined our team!  Dr. Lorch has just relocated to Shanghai after practicing in the United States for more than 20 years.  He is an expert at medical orthopedic care specializing in sports health and spine conditions.

With Dr. Lorch’s unique training and experience, he works closely with primary care doctors, surgeons, and rehab specialists to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of sports injuries and spine conditions.  He develops a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.  Dr. Lorch does not just treat your symptoms–he addresses the root cause of injuries to prevent future problems.

Dr. Lorch’s goal is to minimize downtime from sports and exercise due to pain or injury.  Don’t let orthopedic issues, sports injuries & back pain slow you down.  Whether you are a weekend warrior, a student athlete, or even if you just want to be able to walk your dog without back pain, Dr. Lorch can help.

Dr. Lorch values active lifestyles and understands the importance of effective treatment and recovery.

Until now, Dr. Lorch spent his entire career in the United States.  After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Lorch went onto Ohio State University for medical school where he also performed his residency.  Following his residency, he underwent a one year intensive postgraduate fellowship training in spine, sports and rehabilitation at Buffalo Spine & Sports Institute in New York.  He went on to obtain U.S. board certification in three disciplines: sports medicine, pain medicine, and physical medicine & rehabilitation.  Prior to joining IWS, he was the sports medicine director and faculty physician at Carolinas Healthcare System in North Carolina where he also acted as team physician for college and high school athletes.

Let Dr. Lorch help you return to an active, healthy lifestyle doing what you love most without discomfort or risk of re-injury.  Make an appointment today!

Common Conditions Treated by Dr. Lorch:

  • Back & neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains/strains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Fractures/dislocations

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