Division of orthopaedics
Patricia Lacy, MSPA-C Physician’s Assistant Division of Orthopedics Patricia Lacy is Physician’s Assistant for Dr. Saadiq El-Amin. She graduated from The University of New England in 2008 with a degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She received her Undergraduate training as an Athletic Trainer at Western Illinois University and graduate training at the University of Iowa. Before joining SIU, she provided care at The Plymouth Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Plymouth, NH, and served as team provider for Plymouth State University. Patricia has traveled internationally with USA Rugby and served as team provider for the Minnesota Valkryies rugby club team for ten years. Additionally, she has worked with Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Gymnastics and Swimming and Diving teams throughout her career. Patricia is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant Orthopedic Society and the National Athletic Training Association. Special interests include biomechanical analysis for the prevention of injury, programs for the prevention of ACL injuries in female athletes, and integration of whole body training to teach proper fundamental body positioning to athletes in their developmental years.
To make an appointment with Patricia Lacy, please call SIU Health Care at 217-545-8000.
Experience and Accomplishments
2008- December 2009 Physician Assistant, Plymouth orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Provide assistance in clinical, surgical, and hospital settings for two Orthopeadic surgeons whose scope of practice includes treatment of fractures, spine, joint replacement, and arthroscopy of knee and shoulder.
- Emergency and clinical First call duties q3 with Attending Physician.
- Performance of arthrocentesis and injections.
- Provided instructional in-service to hospital nursing staff regarding post-surgical management of Orthopeadic patients.
- Constructed and applied plaster, fiberglass and plastic splints and casts.
- Performance of history and physical for pre-surgical risk assessment.
- Daily in-hospital rounds, including progress notes, admissions, consults, discharge summaries and orders for Orthopeadic patients.
- First assistant in Orthopeadic surgical cases for two Orthopeadic Surgeons performing total joints, acute trauma and Sports Medicine arthroscopies.
2006 – 2008 Physician Assistant, Student
Completion of the PA education program at The University of New England; graduated May 10, 2008. Clinical rotations included: orthopaedics, family practice, internal medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, and pediatrics.
2002-2003 Athletic Trainer, USA U19 Men’s Rugby
Served as team athletic trainer for The World Championships in Venice Italy in March 2002 and Paris France in March 2003. Coordinated care with team Orthopedist, provided daily care, documentation of injury and follow up care for selection camps and international competitions.
2001-2003 Athletic Trainer, Plymouth State University
Directed athletic training services for 18 varsity men’s and women’s sports. Provided primary coverage of football and men’s basketball teams. Supervised a staff of certified and student athletic trainers. Taught courses related to athletic training in the health and human performance department.
- Developed and implemented rehabilitation protocols for spine and shoulder patients.
- Initiated a program to develop strength and conditioning specialists, including an internship to staff the PSU weight room.
- Designed, procured equipment for, and assisted in the development of funding for the Vailas Conditioning Center.
1996-2001 Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Minnesota
Provided care for women’s intercollegiate volleyball and swimming and diving teams. Served as rehabilitation coordinator for the treatment of athletes completing long term and post surgical treatment. Directed the Sports Pavilion Athletic Medicine staff and facility.
- Developed content and provided instructional staff seminars regarding spine mechanics and spine functional stability.
- Collaborated with strength and conditioning staff to develop a screening program to evaluate core strength in athletes and reduce lumbar spine injuries.
- Developed and reinforced proactive biomechanical programming to decrease shoulder pathology related to overhead movement patterns.
1992-1996 Assistant Athletic Trainer, Western Illinois University
Provided care for the women’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Served as clinical supervisor and teacher of athletic students within an NATA curriculum program. Developed and implemented rehabilitation programs for all athletes requiring long term care.
- Developed course content and served as instructor of course focused on the pathophysiology of head, cervical and lumbar spine injuries.
- Developed course content and served as instructor of course focused on rehabilitation techniques.
- Performed research measuring the effectiveness of closed kinetic chain exercise programs for the shoulder.
- MS, Physician Assistant Studies, University of New England 2008
- MA, Exercise Science, University of Iowa, 1988
- BS, Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training, Western Illinois University, 1986, Magna Cum Laude
- NCCPA, Certified, ID number 1081933
- New Hampshire Board of Medicine, Licensed Physician Assistant, License number 0689
- American Heart Association, ACLS and PALS Certified
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Certification number 04-1609
Elizabeth Arendt, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopeadic Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN (612) 273-8059
Julie Bernier, PhD, LATC, Vice President, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH (603) 535-2230
Michael Giovan, MD, Orthopeadic Surgery, Plymouth orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Speare Hospital, Plymouth, NH (603)-536-1565
Alex Medlicott, MD, Director of Emergency Services, Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH (603)-536-1120
Jeffery Reisert, MD, Internal medicine, Tenney Mountain Internal Medicine, Speare Hospital, Plymouth, NH (603) 536-6355
Sara Wiley, MS, CSCS, Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (612) 626-9792