271 Grove Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Biology/Pre-Med, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Master of Biomedical Science, The University of Medicine and Dentistry/Rowan University
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Stratford, NJ
The University of Medicine and Dentistry/Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Primary Care Sports Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glen Head, NY
Board Eligible Internal Medicine
Board Eligible Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Association for Sports Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Osteopathic Internists
American Osteopathic Association
New Jersey Osteopathic Association of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Jodie Bachman Gets Her Patients Back in the Game
“Take care of your body and you may be surprised at how well it will perform.”
Dr. Jodie Bachman knows firsthand what it feels like to be sidelined during a game. An avid swimmer and soccer player, she has had her share of injuries. As a sports medicine physician, she understands how important proper injury care can be. “Giving the body a chance to heal will help someone return to optimum performance level much quicker than fighting through an injury,” she says.
Jodie knew early on that she wanted to work in some aspect of sports, but initially considered physical therapy. A severe ankle fracture ended up swaying her toward medicine. “I was encouraged by my orthopedic, family physician, and physical therapists to pursue medicine,” says Jodie.
During her training, Jodie had the opportunity to work with athletes of all levels and backgrounds. From covering events for USA Gymnastics and the New York City Marathon to local college, high school, and town sporting events, she has gained experience caring for athletes of all ages and backgrounds. “I understand the mindset of individuals, from elite-level athletes to those just trying to stay active,” says Jodie. “Elite athletes feel that they can’t miss a minute of training or else they will fall behind or get out of shape. It helps that I can relate to how they are feeling and talk them through it.”
Jodie takes a non-surgical approach to getting her patients back in the game, whether they are elite athletes, weekend warriors, student athletes, or individuals trying to get/stay in shape. She treats/counsels patients with multiple conditions, from pediatric overuse injuries and concussions to fractures and arthritis. Office treatment modalities that she uses include cortisone injections, viscosupplementation injections, trigger point injections, and prolotherapy. She makes a point to get to know her patients and understand their needs, and truly enjoys working with patients of all ages and activity levels. “My goal is to educate them about staying healthy and active,” she says. “It motivates me when I am able to make a difference in their lives.”
When she is not working, Jodie enjoys staying active and spending time with her friends and family. She works out regularly and also serves as an assistant coach for the Madison YMCA swim team.