My approach to treating patients
Dr. Harding's interest in shoulder and elbow problems in athletics began while in training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was refined while serving as team physician and orthopaedic consultant to the Cincinnati Reds of the National Baseball League. He uses the same concepts used to enhance performance, prevent and treat injuries of professional baseball players, to help patients with work, exercise and sports related problems in diverse areas such as aerobics, baseball, bicycling, golf, fishing, rowing and swimming. He is a former chairman of the United States Swimming Association's Sports Medicine Society, a position that requires skill in taking care of World Class athletes in training and competition at home and overseas. "Athletes tell us our help makes a difference, which is very rewarding" said Dr. Harding.
A 4th generation Ohio physician, he is married and has 3 sons. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, he was on active duty in the United States Navy and served as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, California. While he remains on the leading edge of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, he particularly enjoys taking care of individuals and their problems. "In my practice I try to listen to people and help them define the problem and give the highest level of treatment expertise I can. I also teach them as much as I can about the problem to make treatment more effective and prevent reccurence" said Dr. Harding.