myUOIstory: With help of Dr. Owens and PT, Lindsey’s Head-Over-Heels with Shoulder Recovery

Lindsey has always been extremely active, so when shoulder pain kept her from doing what she loved – especially playing with her kids – she sought medical treatment.

However, she became frustrated when another physician based her treatment on her age, and not her lifestyle. She eventually turned to Dr. Owens because he took her active lifestyle. Now, thank’s to Dr. Owens and physical therapist Dan Bien – Lindsey’s head-over-heels to be back to her active life. Here’s her myUOIstory.

If you’re interested in how University Orthopedics can help you find relief from pain, visit or call 401-457-1500.

About Dr. Owens

Brett D. Owens, MD is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing in arthroscopic repair of sports-related injuries as well as complex knee and shoulder reconstructions. 

Dr. Owens serves as Director of the Rhode Island Cartilage Repair Center, the Director of Sports Medicine at Miriam Hospital, and Director of Sports Medicine Research at Brown. He is currently Team Physician for Brown University and the Providence Bruins. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine. He also serves as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

About Dan Bien

Dan Bien is a physical therapist at our Kettle Point Campus in East Providence. Dan has worked at University Orthopedics since 2006 and serves as the Coordinator of Clinical Education for the physical therapy department.

Dan is currently recognized as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.