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John Lehman

Sports Medicine ∙ Rochester

 

 

 

 

John Lehman is one of the pioneers of sports medicine in Beaver County: long before the practice was big business, John was walking the sidelines and riding team buses. John graduated from Rochester High School, where he was quite a basketball player, being named All WPIAL and was selected to play in the Beaver County All Star Game. John continued his cage career at Allegheny College, where he majored in pre-med; he then went to medical school at Temple University, where he led his intramural team to a title. John completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery and returned to Beaver Falls to set up his practice. His keen interest in sports led to a long relationship with New Brighton football coach Joe Hamilton and his Lions squad. John became team doctor for the Lions, and he was soon asked to serve the same role for teams in Beaver Falls, Riverside, Beaver, Western Beaver, Ellwood City, and Monaca. John also spent 35 years as the team physician for the Geneva College Golden Tornados, which included responsibility for pre-participation physical examinations, sideline game coverage, and immediate availability to injured athletes. Working with Trident Physical Therapy, John pioneered the concept of Saturday Morning Sports Clinic in his office and was the first in Beaver County to introduce air splints to treat ankle injuries and arthroscopic joint surgery. John worked on athletes of all ages and gave many lectures and seminars for area coaching groups and trainers on the specifics of prevention and treatment of sports injuries. John was honored with the Blackhawk Boosters’ Distinguished Service Award and has been recognized by Geneva College and his alma mater, Allegheny College.