Alayne Sundstrom, DO

Education:

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, then attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.  

Internship & Residency:

I completed my three year Rotating Internship and Family Medicine Residency, as well as a year Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, associated with Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Professional Interests & Specializations:

I care for athletes and non-athletes with all manner of musculoskeletal complaints, caused by acute injury or overuse including fractures, muscle strains, joint sprains, tendon injuries, stress fractures, concussions, neck and back pain associated with activity and posture.  I work closely with all kinds of athletes, whether intramural, club sports, varsity athletes, and others just trying to stay in shape.

Length of time at PUSH:

After medical training, I worked in a private orthopedic practice near Columbus, Ohio for five years focusing on musculoskeletal medicine in all ages.  I then took my current position at Purdue University in 2004.  I work half time at the student health center doing musculoskeletal medicine, and the rest of my time is spent taking care of the varsity athletes for Purdue Athletics.  Over the years I have provided medical coverage for high school football, soccer, ice hockey, wrestling, triathlons, and now for all of Purdue Athletics events.

Why do you like working at PUSH?

I enjoy the variety of injuries and issues the undergraduate and graduate students present with at PUSH. I especially like having a chance to learn about different cultures from the international students, whether it is different sports, treatments, or even expectations for what they experience here at PUSH.

What is your philosophy of care?

My philosophy is that the patient needs to understand the cause of their injury, and what it takes to recover.  I spend time on this education during the office visit as much as I can.

What do you like to do when you’re not at PUSH?

Outside of work at Purdue I spend time with my dogs, we hike 2-3 days a week.  I like outdoor photography, woodworking and yard work/gardening.