Paul D. Tortland, D.O., FAOASM

Dr. Tortland founded Valley Sports Physicians & Orthopedic Medicine in 1995. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing his internship he did his residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and general practice at the University of New England. After residency Dr. Tortland did a sports medicine fellowship at SportsCare/The Toledo Hospital, in Toledo, Ohio. A native of Stamford, CT, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1981. He also received a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from UConn, and prior to embarking on his medical career Dr. Tortland maintained a private practice in marriage and family therapy while teaching at UConn. He is board certified in Sports Medicine, Family Practice, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

He is a team physician for the University of Hartford, United States Figure Skating Association, Avon High School, and The Master's School in Simsbury, CT. He has served as a volunteer physician for the U.S. Olympic Committee, and he was the Head Team Physician for the New England Blizzard of the former women’s professional American Basketball League.

Dr. Tortland is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (www.aoasm.org). He is also a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (www.amssm.org), the American College of Sports Medicine (www.acsm.org), the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (www.aaomed.org), the American Academy of Osteopathy (www.academyofosteopathy.org), and the American Osteopathic Association (www.aoa-net.org). He served for many years on the Connecticut State Medical Society’s Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports, and he was the President of the Connecticut Osteopathic Medical Society from 2002-2009. Dr. Tortland is on staff at St. Francis and Hartford Hospitals, and he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Tortland is one of the few physicians in country certified in Prolotherapy.  He is in frequent demand as a speaker on the local, regional, national and international level. Dr. Tortland lectures and teaches extensively on topics ranging from sports medicine to musculoskeletal ultrasound and chronic neck and back pain.

A devout Christian and accomplished musician (drums/percussion, vibes, guitar, and currently studying piano) and woodworker, Dr. Tortland lives in West Granby, CT with his wife and children.