Dr. Penney enjoys serving as the team physician for many local area high schools. He has established athletic trainer programs in most of them and continues to help recruit to fill vacancies in others. These relationships, along with numerous relationships with physical therapists serving the athletes, provide the foundation of a first-rate sports medicine program providing care to the student-athletes of Torrington and surrounding communities.
Dr. Penney believes it is important not just to treat sports-related injuries, but to help student athletes learn to avoid them in the first place. Common student athletic injuries like torn meniscus, rotator cuff tears and shoulder labral tears as well as ACL knee injuries can be prevented with proper strength training and diligent ongoing awareness. Other injuries, like plantar fasciitis (heel pain), can sometimes be anticipated and treated with orthotics. Dr. Penney often treats repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), leading him to focus on educating students about proper body mechanics to avoid and/or lessen the detrimental effects of such injuries.
Dr. Penney provides team coverage to local area high schools including:
Regional 7 High School
- Litchfield High School
Dr. Penney also serves as Orthopaedic / Sports Medicine Consultant to the following:
He is available on referral basis to several local area schools, teams and organizations including:
- Forman School
- WAMOGO Regional 6 High School