Dr. Katherine Riggert, D.O., M.S.

Dr. Katherine Riggert, D.O., M.S.

Dr. Katherine Riggert is an Osteopathic family physician board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. Dr. Riggert completed a Family Medicine residency at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut, followed by a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Massachusetts. She is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Prior to private practice, she served as faculty for the University of Sports Medicine Fellowship and Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic.

Dr. Riggert spent 10 years as a competitive cyclist at the international level, competing in Europe and throughout North America. She was a member of the U.S. National Cycling Team and won two national championship titles. This experience deeply influenced her interest in the integration of mind, body, and spirit, and ultimately led her to osteopathic medical school. She practiced traditional osteopathy and uses both conventional and integrative medicine. She treats children and adults for acute and chronic issues. She maintains balance in her own life through meditation, qi gong, cycling, and running.

Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

American Board of Family Medicine

Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Memberships

Massachusetts Osteopathic Society, Board of Directors

American Academy of Osteopathy

Osteopathic Cranial Academy

American Medical Society Sports Medicine

American Academy of Family Physicians

Post Graduate Training

University of Massachusetts – Worcester, MA

Fellowship – Sports Medicine

Middlesex Hospital Family Practice – Middletown, CT

Residency – Family Medicine

Education

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, MEDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Springfield College, Springfield, MA, Masters of ScienceHealth Promotion and Wellness

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Bachelor of ArtsInternational Studies

Publications

Riggert, K, Chapter Reviewer, ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review. O’Connor FG, ed. Lippincott William & Wilkins. 2012.

Riggert,K, Preventing Heat Illness During Exercise, Vital Signs, Vol. 17, Issue 6, Summer 2012. Massachusetts Medical Society.

Riggert K, Athlete With a Stress Fracture, Sports Medicine Consult, Busconi B & Stevenson JH, eds. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2009.

Hoth P., Riggert K, Back Pain in the Athlete, Sports Medicine Consult, Busconi B & Stevenson JH, eds. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2009.

Riggert KM, Stevenson JH. ACL Injury, Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2010. Domino F, ed. Pub Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: 2009.

Riggert KM, Stevenson JH. Knee Pain, Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2010. Domino F, ed. Pub Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: 2009.

Riggert, KM, Stevenson, JH, Rouzier, P.  Loss of Bowel Control in a Field Hockey Player. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 40;5, pp S151, 2008.

Riggert KM, Stevenson JH. Knee Pain, Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2009. Domino F, ed. Pub Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: 2008.

Riggert, KM Stevenson JH. ACL Injury, Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2009. Domino F, ed. Pub Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: 2008.

Recent Lectures

Osteopathy and the Treatment of Lyme Disease – Central Mass Lyme Foundation Conference, May 21, 2016.