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  • Shawn C. Saylor DO
  • (814) 942-1166
  • Location: Altoona (Fairway Drive), Roaring Spring, Ebensburg
  • Specialty: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Sports Concussion Management, Nonoperative Musculoskeletal Care
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Background

“No matter what your level of activity, my goal is to get you back doing what you enjoy.” – Dr. Saylor

Dr. Saylor is a board certified sports medicine specialist providing nonsurgical musculoskeletal care to area athletes of all levels, weekend warriors, laborers, and families. He works with his patients to help accurately assess the problem and make informed decisions about what is best in order to get you back doing what you love.

Dr. Saylor is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has quickly built a solid reputation as one of the premier sports medicine physicians in central Pennsylvania. He enjoys Osteopathic medicine, which focuses on the body functioning as a unit, sports, and has always excelled at hands-on and analytical tasks. These skills and interests allow him to provide you with evidence-based, compassionate care, no matter your activity level in order for you to safely resume your active lifestyle.

Dr. Saylor resides in Hollidaysburg with his wife Jen and their four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, auto mechanics, and golf.

Education

  • 2003 Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
  • 2003-2007 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
  • 2008-2010 Residency, AOA/AMA Family Medicine Resident, Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, PA
  • 2010 Fellowship, AOA Sports Medicine Fellowship, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Reading, PA

Certification

  • 2010, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • 2012, American Board of Family Physicians, Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association

Sports Medicine Affiliations

  • Medical Director, Mount Aloysius College Athletics
  • Team Physician, Altoona Curve, AA Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Team Physician Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, PA

Publications

  • “The Unusual Rearrangement of Ethyl Dihydrocinnamate,” National Conference of Undergraduate Research.
  • “Primary pyomyositis of iliacus and piriformis muscles in a health 17 year old football player,” Submitted to AOASM January 2011

Research

  • Sub-Investigator for a Phase 3 efficacy and safety study of sustained-release investigational product in subjects with osteoarthritis.
  • Sub-Investigator for a Phase 2 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, four parallel arm, dose finding study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of single intra-articular injections of an investigational product in patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • Sub-Investigator for a Phase 2a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an investigational product extended release and immediate release in subjects with gout.

Professional Organizations

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Osteopathy
  • American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Hospital Affiliations

  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Nason Hospital
  • Tyrone Hospital
  • UPMC Altoona

Patient Reviews

"Dr. Saylor treated me for Tendinopathy in my left elbow. After resting it for a month, it did not improve the pain and Dr. Saylor recommended Prolotherapy. Dr. Saylor provided education on the procedure and after doing my own research; I decided to give it a try. I have been an avid weight lifter for 25 years, with many years of power lifting. I was worried that I would have to give up a part of my lifestyle that I love, and possibly need more radical treatment to ease the pain. Much to my surprise, three weeks after receiving one treatment, my elbow feels already feels much better. If fact, it is completely pain free. I have been able to increase the intensity of my workouts, and I am beginning to feel like my old self again. Thank you VERY MUCH, Dr. Saylor. I would highly recommend this procedure to those with similar conditions." -- Troy M.

"I injured my knee at work. After going to the ER, the doctor recommended that I go to Blair Orthopedic for a diagnosis. When I saw Dr. Saylor, he checked me out and had me on the road to recovery right away. I could actually feel my knee recovering little by little. I would highly refer Blair Orthopedics to anyone. Thank you!" -- Don S.

"Without warning one Friday night in November 2012, my femur bone dislocated from the hip socket. After a trip to the ER without results, I visited Blair Orthopedics. I first saw Dr. Saylor, who worked with me to get my injury assessed, and to help get me comfortable. He ordered an MRI for me, which resulted in me getting a cortisone shot in my hip, for some relief from the pain. That relief lasted about a week. That told Dr. Saylor I needed further evaluation and possibly even surgery. That's when I met Dr. Van Kleunen for the first time. I felt totally comfortable with him on our first office visit, just a total calmness about him and his bedside manner. During my visit, he told me I should consider hip surgery for some things that showed up on my MRI. However, he insisted that I not make a quick decision, and discuss it with my family, since recovery time, including therapy, would be 6 months. Surgery was scheduled for January 4, 2013, and that morning, he came in to talk with me after further examining my MRI. He though that he had uncovered additional issues. When it was all said and done, I had a tear, a growth on the ball of my femur bone that was tearing the cartilage in my hip, and some arthritis from an old fall. After surgery, I underwent 3.5 months of therapy. I can tell you that I came back so much stronger than when I started. As a matter of fact, I have kept up with weekday visits to the gym to continue with my "therapy", which has now become a strength training session for me. I've also added upper body exercises as well. So, what first started out as a scary surgery for me, turned into me becoming stronger person." -- Lori P.

"Dr. Port performed rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders for my husband and me, and a complete shoulder replacement on my 81-year old mother. Dr. Rowe performed an emergency partial hip replacement on my mother on a holiday. Dr. Singer performed hand surgery on my husband. Dr. Saylor performed an initial evaluation and treatment for several problems that we've experienced. We are very confident in and thankful for Blair Orthopedics." -- Jane

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