Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center

The Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center is an innovative, evidence-based program that addresses orthopaedic inflammation, dysfunction, and pain. We consider lifestyle medicine and integrative factors that impact the entire person and their orthopaedic recovery. Our detailed assessment helps craft a customized plan for living better that is tailored to you and your needs. This anti-inflammatory plan builds health by combining the best of conventional orthopaedic care, lifestyle medicine, and integrative medicine. The OIHC is led by double-board certified physician, Dr. Sharma, and incorporates approaches from her bestselling book, The Pain Solution: 5 Steps to Relieve and Prevent Back Pain, Muscle Pain, and Joint Pain without Medication.

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Why Choose Rothman?

Our Goals

Our goals are to:

  • Optimize your orthopaedic recovery with a customized plan
  • Empower you with proven, practical ways to reduce pain without opioids
  • Design an integrative wellness program to build orthopaedic health
  • ​Enable you to take charge of your orthopaedic care

We start with reviewing an in-depth history of your current function, pain, and daily lifestyle factors. This assessment enables us to develop a personalized wellness plan. The plan is finalized and reviewed during a 45-minute consultation with a double-board certified, integrative physician. At the end of the visit, you receive the typed, customized plan complete with next steps and goals. The physician consultation is followed by a visit with a registered dietitian focused on an anti-inflammatory approach to food and a healthy lifestyle. The Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center is committed to improving orthopaedic recovery and wellness by developing a personalized plan that helps you feel better and live better!


OIHC Patient Experience

OIHC Patient Experience

"These ideas and suggestions were specifically tailored to me, in consideration of my extensive orthopedic history and surgeries . . . suggestions were ones that I could easily work on, starting immediately . . . Dr. Sharma gave me HOPE that I could improve . . . I am doing more than I was before, both at home and out in my local community." - M.E.R., OIHC patient

"I needed to make a lifestyle change and the OIHC program here at Rothman is helping me do that through a comprehensive team approach. Changing one’s lifestyle involves examining many factors from physical to nutritional to spiritual and psychological to holistic; and to have a team of professionals guiding me through this journey is what I love most about the program. It is a support system I had been looking for and am glad I have found."
- Linda K., OIHC patient

“Dr. Sharma’s thorough review of my orthopedic history and clear explanations assured me that I had a knowledgeable and interested medical partner for guidance in helping resolve my disability through the use of an integrated approach. I am grateful to Dr. Sharma and Rothman Orthopedics for creating the OIHC Program to offer a more comprehensive and integrated medical review and plan of care than are generally available in a routine 10-15 minute orthopedic appointment.”  - C.M.S. 

“I feel like I have some actionable steps that can be implemented into my daily life. I liked that I spoke to a physician for a full hour and that my overall well-being was considered.” – Anonymous

“Dr. Sharma’s input regarding good sites for meditation as well as easy breathing exercises will be most helpful. I appreciated Phyllis LoDuca’s suggestions for cutting calories and improving the quality of my diet using some food items that she suggested. Knowing that I now have two professionals that I can call/email with questions and concerns is most reassuring.” – Anonymous

“Blessed with good advice.” – Anonymous
 


Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center Pathways

Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center Pathways

  • Integrative Surgical Plan
  • Integrative Low Back Plan
  • Integrative Neck Pain Plan
  • Integrative Joint Pain Plan
  • Integrative Musculoskeletal Plan
  • Integrative Orthopaedic Wellness Plan 

*All patients must be evaluated by an appropriate physician (orthopaedic, physical medicine & rehabilitation or sports medicine) prior to OIHC consultation.


Integrative Health Consultation

Integrative Health Consultation

Before your visit, you will complete detailed health and lifestyle medicine intake forms. This information will be used during your 45-minute consultation with a double-board certified, integrative physician to determine how these factors contribute to your current orthopaedic concerns and personalized plan. The physician consultation is followed by a visit with a dietician focused on creating a healthy food plan.


Nutrition Consultation

Nutrition Consultation

Our wellness-trained dietitian works with you and your physician to implement a customized, low-inflammation, nutrition plan. Additionally, you will receive concrete tools, recipes, and recommendations to start your plan, monitor progress and reach your goals.


Patient Navigator

Patient Navigator

Each OIHC patient will have a dedicated navigator to assist you with your health goals by coordinating your visits as well as providing support and resources. 


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal therapists committed to your health and focused on orthopaedic care.


Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation

Incorporation of validated techniques to reduce pain, inflammation, and stress.


Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Consideration of acupuncture as part of a plan to reduce pain, inflammation, and stress. This may be in-house or referred to another provider depending on availability.


Cost

Cost

The Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center is a program specifically tailored to your needs and goals to ensure optimal musculoskeletal health. The consultation with the OIHC team is an extensive evaluation and review of your concerns. This allows us to create a personalized, wellness journey for you. The commitment to your health entails a detailed health history review, examination, discussion, and collaboration with a specialized physician. Our team of professionals partner with you to support your commitment to optimal health.

All of services provided through the OIHC are done outside of the confines of insurance restrictions, so that our focus, time, and energy can be on you. The physician consultation is not billed to insurance and requires payment prior to your visit. We appreciate your understanding of this policy. The dietician visit may be covered by insurance. Your customized plan creates better health, better functioning, and a better quality of life for you. This is the start to your journey to optimal health and wellness.


Who We Are

Who We Are


Dr. Saloni Sharma, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 
Dr. Sharma is dual board-certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain management. She specializes in the non-operative care of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, employing a multi-modal approach including the use of acupuncture. Dr. Sharma has studied Integrative Health through the Andrew Weill program at University of Arizona and Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has completed Stanford’s Physician Director Wellbeing course. She is a licensed acupuncturist and studied acupuncture at Harvard University. To learn more about Dr. Sharma, click here
Phyllis LoDuca, MS, RD, LDN - Wellness Dietitian
Phyllis LoDuca is a licensed and registered dietitian/nutritionist. She completed her bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics at the West Chester University. She completed her dietetic internship through the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT, where she also went on to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition.

Phyllis’ background includes a variety of wellness settings including dialysis, supermarket dietitian, corporate wellness, as well as a university dietitian. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and Philadelphia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she served as a previous board member.

Phyllis has a passion for disease prevention and nutrition education. She has served as a volunteer for the Vetri Community Partnership which promotes nutrition education and healthy living among young children and families, as well as volunteering with the Culinary Medicine program at Penn Medicine. 

Our Goals
OIHC Patient Experience
Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center Pathways
Integrative Health Consultation
Nutrition Consultation
Patient Navigator
Physical Therapy
Mindfulness & Meditation
Acupuncture
Cost
Who We Are

Our goals are to:

  • Optimize your orthopaedic recovery with a customized plan
  • Empower you with proven, practical ways to reduce pain without opioids
  • Design an integrative wellness program to build orthopaedic health
  • ​Enable you to take charge of your orthopaedic care

We start with reviewing an in-depth history of your current function, pain, and daily lifestyle factors. This assessment enables us to develop a personalized wellness plan. The plan is finalized and reviewed during a 45-minute consultation with a double-board certified, integrative physician. At the end of the visit, you receive the typed, customized plan complete with next steps and goals. The physician consultation is followed by a visit with a registered dietitian focused on an anti-inflammatory approach to food and a healthy lifestyle. The Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center is committed to improving orthopaedic recovery and wellness by developing a personalized plan that helps you feel better and live better!


OIHC Patient Experience

"These ideas and suggestions were specifically tailored to me, in consideration of my extensive orthopedic history and surgeries . . . suggestions were ones that I could easily work on, starting immediately . . . Dr. Sharma gave me HOPE that I could improve . . . I am doing more than I was before, both at home and out in my local community." - M.E.R., OIHC patient

"I needed to make a lifestyle change and the OIHC program here at Rothman is helping me do that through a comprehensive team approach. Changing one’s lifestyle involves examining many factors from physical to nutritional to spiritual and psychological to holistic; and to have a team of professionals guiding me through this journey is what I love most about the program. It is a support system I had been looking for and am glad I have found."
- Linda K., OIHC patient

“Dr. Sharma’s thorough review of my orthopedic history and clear explanations assured me that I had a knowledgeable and interested medical partner for guidance in helping resolve my disability through the use of an integrated approach. I am grateful to Dr. Sharma and Rothman Orthopedics for creating the OIHC Program to offer a more comprehensive and integrated medical review and plan of care than are generally available in a routine 10-15 minute orthopedic appointment.”  - C.M.S. 

“I feel like I have some actionable steps that can be implemented into my daily life. I liked that I spoke to a physician for a full hour and that my overall well-being was considered.” – Anonymous

“Dr. Sharma’s input regarding good sites for meditation as well as easy breathing exercises will be most helpful. I appreciated Phyllis LoDuca’s suggestions for cutting calories and improving the quality of my diet using some food items that she suggested. Knowing that I now have two professionals that I can call/email with questions and concerns is most reassuring.” – Anonymous

“Blessed with good advice.” – Anonymous
 


Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center Pathways

  • Integrative Surgical Plan
  • Integrative Low Back Plan
  • Integrative Neck Pain Plan
  • Integrative Joint Pain Plan
  • Integrative Musculoskeletal Plan
  • Integrative Orthopaedic Wellness Plan 

*All patients must be evaluated by an appropriate physician (orthopaedic, physical medicine & rehabilitation or sports medicine) prior to OIHC consultation.


Integrative Health Consultation

Before your visit, you will complete detailed health and lifestyle medicine intake forms. This information will be used during your 45-minute consultation with a double-board certified, integrative physician to determine how these factors contribute to your current orthopaedic concerns and personalized plan. The physician consultation is followed by a visit with a dietician focused on creating a healthy food plan.


Nutrition Consultation

Our wellness-trained dietitian works with you and your physician to implement a customized, low-inflammation, nutrition plan. Additionally, you will receive concrete tools, recipes, and recommendations to start your plan, monitor progress and reach your goals.


Patient Navigator

Each OIHC patient will have a dedicated navigator to assist you with your health goals by coordinating your visits as well as providing support and resources. 


Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal therapists committed to your health and focused on orthopaedic care.


Mindfulness & Meditation

Incorporation of validated techniques to reduce pain, inflammation, and stress.


Acupuncture

Consideration of acupuncture as part of a plan to reduce pain, inflammation, and stress. This may be in-house or referred to another provider depending on availability.


Cost

The Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center is a program specifically tailored to your needs and goals to ensure optimal musculoskeletal health. The consultation with the OIHC team is an extensive evaluation and review of your concerns. This allows us to create a personalized, wellness journey for you. The commitment to your health entails a detailed health history review, examination, discussion, and collaboration with a specialized physician. Our team of professionals partner with you to support your commitment to optimal health.

All of services provided through the OIHC are done outside of the confines of insurance restrictions, so that our focus, time, and energy can be on you. The physician consultation is not billed to insurance and requires payment prior to your visit. We appreciate your understanding of this policy. The dietician visit may be covered by insurance. Your customized plan creates better health, better functioning, and a better quality of life for you. This is the start to your journey to optimal health and wellness.


Who We Are


Dr. Saloni Sharma, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 
Dr. Sharma is dual board-certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain management. She specializes in the non-operative care of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, employing a multi-modal approach including the use of acupuncture. Dr. Sharma has studied Integrative Health through the Andrew Weill program at University of Arizona and Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has completed Stanford’s Physician Director Wellbeing course. She is a licensed acupuncturist and studied acupuncture at Harvard University. To learn more about Dr. Sharma, click here
Phyllis LoDuca, MS, RD, LDN - Wellness Dietitian
Phyllis LoDuca is a licensed and registered dietitian/nutritionist. She completed her bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics at the West Chester University. She completed her dietetic internship through the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT, where she also went on to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition.

Phyllis’ background includes a variety of wellness settings including dialysis, supermarket dietitian, corporate wellness, as well as a university dietitian. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and Philadelphia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she served as a previous board member.

Phyllis has a passion for disease prevention and nutrition education. She has served as a volunteer for the Vetri Community Partnership which promotes nutrition education and healthy living among young children and families, as well as volunteering with the Culinary Medicine program at Penn Medicine. 

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