Spirit Sprint 5k featured on Momcast

The "moms" and hosts of the popular local podcast, called Momcast, talk to Orthopedic ONE about how the Spirit Sprint 5k is helping families and students raise funds for athletic and extracurricular programming. In six years, the event has raised more than $85,000 for central Ohio high schools, and much of the money is going toward rising pay to play fees.

"Pay to play has become a huge topic when it comes to our student athletes. This week the moms get to the bottom of the pay to play issue and offer one solution that might earn your child’s school $10,000." 

Listen to the full podcast here.

Register today for the 2016 Spirit Sprint 5k, to be held Sunday, October 9, at 9am.

Orthopedic ONE takes top spot in Columbus CEO Leaderboards

What an honor to hold the ONE spot on the Columbus CEO Magazine Leaderboards for Orthopedic Group Practices AND Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Practices! It wouldn't be possible without the work our physicians, therapists and staff do every day to improve the lives of our patients. Congratulations, team!


The Role of Hydration in Optimizing Performance

We’ve all heard how important it is to drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise, but have you ever stopped to think about how large of a role hydration plays in ensuring that an athlete is able to perform at their peak level? We’ve gathered some helpful info from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Below are some of the highlights:  


Spirit Sprint 5k-Show Us Your Spirit and Your School Can Win Big!

For the past 6 years, Orthopedic ONE has organized and hosted the Spirit Sprint 5k Run/Walk to support athletics and extracurricular activities at central Ohio high schools. We are happy to announce that we will be hosting the 7th annual Spirit Sprint 5k on October 9th at COSI-Genoa Park. The event is a fundraiser, with an enticing challenge component, to raise the funds needed to help schools offset costly expenses like pay to play fees, purchasing new equipment and uniforms, or funding the arts - such as band & theater programs.



Orthopedic ONE physicians making a difference through education...

Orthopedic ONE was recently recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as an Active Teacher in Family Medicine, for our role in the education of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program. 


Dr. Ken Westerheide featured in Muirfield Living Magazine

I grew up in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and came from a large family of 8 children. My father was a physician, so we spent a lot of time in the hospital waiting rooms after school and sport practices doing our homework while waiting for a ride home. Therefore, I was exposed to the medical field every day and that interested me. Also, I had an interest in science and figuring out how the body works, so the combination led me to medicine. My father and several older siblings went to the University of Dayton, and I visited them fairly often and really enjoyed the atmosphere, so I chose to attend UD and major in pre-medicine studies, ironically, having the same advisor as my father nearly 35 years later!


Dr. Joel Politi featured in Bexley Living Magazine

Orthopedic One currently employs over 500 and is the result of a 2013 merger between Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence and The Cardinal Orthopedic Institute.

Bexley resident Dr. Politi has been in private practice for over 15 years here in Columbus; when he started he joined Dick Briggs, Bud Houser and Dennis Taylor in a small orthopedic group called Central Ohio Orthopedic Group. As a group they grew the practice with mergers and acquisitions of top young surgeons to become The Cardinal Orthopedic Institute, where Dr. Politi served as President.

From there, he and the partners founded Orthopedic ONE in 2016, creating the largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the state of Ohio. “It was important that we protect our role as physician owners, which affords us the right to help our patients decide what is best for them, and ensure they experience the highest quality of care and service.”


Orthopedic One will re-enter the Aetna network as of July 1, 2016

Attention Aetna policy holders, we are pleased to share that Orthopedic ONE and Aetna have finalized a new agreement and that we will return to the Aetna network effective July 1, 2016. In-network status will apply to Aetna commercial health plan offerings, as well as Aetna Medicare Advantage.


Orthopedic ONE Therapy Services Expanding and Opening Several Sites Throughout Central Ohio

Orthopedic ONE Therapy Services will open and expand three sites in June 2016, adding more than 19,000 square feet to its central Ohio footprint.

Already one of the largest physical therapy providers in the region, the practice boasts a team of more than 100 physical therapists, therapy assistants and athletic trainers in what will be eight locations across Central Ohio.


Orthopedic ONE Recognizes ​CPR and AED Month

The month of June has been designated as CPR and AED Month to help raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and promote the life-saving benefits of CPR and AED certification. According to American CPR Training, the goal is to have at least one person per household and one employee per shift in each department trained to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator or AED (www.americancpr.com).