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Matthew Bassan, DO

Matthew Bassan, DO
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Dr. Matthew Bassan is a sports medicine and family medicine physician with a special interest in wellness and prevention. He received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, the study of human movement, from the University of Maryland. After medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, he did his residency in family medicine in Long Island, NY. During residency, he worked with patients that had many of the illnesses and chronic diseases that he hopes to prevent in his career through the advocacy of physical activity and exercise. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship in New York. He trained at a practice in Manhattan seeing patients from Broadway dancers and weekend warriors to those wishing to become more active. His career interests are to promote proper nutrition, physical activity, and a healthy lifestyle in order to optimize wellness, achieve personal fitness goals, and prevent illness. He aims to help patients through obstacles and injuries to get them back to what they enjoy. After fellowship, he spent a year with an orthopedic practice and is now a sports medicine and weight management specialist for a private practice in New Jersey.
Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee) - What You Need To Know
One of the most common causes of knee pain that I have encountered in practice, especially amongst active individuals, is pain related to patellofemoral syndrome. Commonly called “runner’s knee,” it is often manifested by pain under or around the kneecap. In this article, you'll learn all about patellofemoral syndrome, including what it is, why it occurs, and how it...
The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Medications
The FDA has approved several medications that can be used to treat obesity. Through seeing patients for weight management, I have come to realize that there is not a lot of information out there on the options and misunderstandings are frequent. In this article, I will highlight selected anti-obesity medications and discuss the pros and cons of each. However,...
The Best Cold Medicines For Each Symptom
One of the most common reasons that patients come to see me for is an upper respiratory infection. These infections are often viral, at least to start out. Patients will go to the doctor for a quicker end to their symptoms. Also, they often wonder if their infection is bacterial and needs antibiotics. This can only be evaluated in...
Demystifying the Rotator Cuff - What You Need To Know
The rotator cuff is a term that a lot of people have heard of. What the rotator cuff does, most people can figure out, is it rotates the shoulder. However, what the rotator cuff is remains a widespread mystery. Of all of the shoulder pain patients that I have seen, by far their most common injuries are to the...
Everything You Need To Know About Ankle Sprains
An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries out there. But how many of you actually know what it is? In this article, I'll highlight everything you need to know about ankle sprains, including grading, diagnosing, treating, and rehabbing. What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one of your body's ligaments. Ligaments are rope-like...
9 Non-Surgical Treatments For Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition in today’s population, made even more prevalent by the increasing amount of aging Baby Boomers and the obesity epidemic. In this article, I'll review what knee osteoarthritis is as well as provide you with non-surgical treatment options to consider. What is knee osteoarthritis? First, let's discuss some anatomy. The knee joint is made up of...