of the Bluegrass
Our mission here at the Postural Nerve Center of the Bluegrass is to provide a thorough mechanical evaluation and assessment of a patient's posture and how it may be contributing to their pain and nerve symptoms. A proximal nerve evaluation is essential to specifically target the problem area.
Neurodynamics can be complex and thus requires patient comprehension. Our team approach will focus on patient education through diagrams and handouts in addition to hands-on treatment and guided muscle balance exercises. Whether a patient has experienced pain or nerve symptoms postoperatively, due to repetitive overuse, repetitive sustained postures, or injury, a thorough upper quarter evaluation will be performed.
"If only one procedure was to be used, the most good for the most people would be achieved with correct application of posture correction" -Robin McKenzie
"Bluegrass Orthopaedics has helped me through several cheer injuries. Without the help of Mikki, I definitely would have been out longer with these injuries!" - Regan
Dr. J. Martin Favetto is a partner at Bluegrass Orthopaedics. He received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine in Argentina. He is board certified in orthopaedics and traumatology by the Ministry of Health and Social Action in Argentina. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Eva Peron Hospital in San Martin, Argentina. After relocating to Kentucky, Dr. Favetto completed a fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery in Kentucky. He continued at the Kleinert Institute as Senior Fellow and ultimately as Hand Scholar. Dr. Favetto is a teacher and lecturer in upper-extremity hand injuries and trauma with an emphasis on wrist and elbow arthroscopy.
Dr. Favetto was one of the chief surgeons on the transplant team that performed the first two of three human hand transplants in the United States.
Michelle McCallum, PT, DPT, OCS, MDT-Cert - I began my physical therapy career 26 years ago when I graduated from University of Delaware in 1991 with a masters degree in physical therapy. I worked in outpatient orthopaedics in Pennsylvania for 15 years where I also began teaching at Hahneman's physical therapy assistant program as well as completing my doctorate in physical therapy at Temple University in 2006. I moved to Kentucky in 2006 and continued to practice in outpatient orthopaedics while also completing my orthopaedic certified specialist certificate in 2012 and Mckenzie certification in 2017. I have enjoyed teaching as adjunct faculty at Bellermine University in Louisville as well as University of Kentucky's physical therapy program. I joined BGO in July of 2017 with a focus on upper quarter muscle and nerve imbalance with ambitions to research and publish new interventions. Outside of work I enjoy running, boating and paddle boarding on the Great Lakes of Michigan with my family, and gardening.