You can expand your learning experience by attending one of the following intensive skills development workshops. The nation’s foremost authorities in four disciplines of sports medicine lead these highly interactive, educational and hands-on programs.
Sports Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Orthobiologic Techniques of the Shoulder and Knee
Saturday • May 18, 7:30 am – 5:15 pm
Directors: Ashwin N. Babu, MD, and Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
In this special one-day program, participants will update their understanding of musculoskeletal ultrasound in sports medicine, learn about the most important recent advances in regenerative medicine of the knee and shoulder and reinforce these new principles with a hands-on workshop guided by leading experts from Harvard Medical School. This is an opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience with:
- State-of-the-art protocols for the sonographic evaluation of shoulder and knee injuries
- Tips and tricks for improved scanning
- Best practices for ultrasound-guided injections of orthobiologics to the shoulder and knee
Running Medicine 2019: Optimizing Treatment of Foot and Ankle Injuries
Saturday • May 18, 8 am – 5:30 pm and
Sunday • May 19, 8 am – 1 pm
Directors: Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, and Adam Tenforde, MD
Many of our patients run: some recreationally, some competitively, some professionally. The injury rate is estimated at 50% annually. This cutting-edge two-day program focuses on foot and ankle injuries, common yet challenging-to-treat locations in runners.
- Learn state-of-the-art strategies for evaluation and treatment of foot and ankle injuries from world-renowned specialists
- Participate in hands-on workshops for innovative and more effective strengthening of the foot to optimize lower extremity function
- Visit a state-of-the-art center for gait retraining and learn when and why this should be employed as a treatment strategy
Gymnastics Medicine 2019: Current Concepts and Future Directions
Saturday • May 18, 8 am – 5:30 pm
Directors: Christine Eng, MD, Steven Makovitch, DO, and David Tilley, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Gymnastics is a sport where injuries are common, and these patients often have unique needs and sports-specific injuries. This one-day course, given by former gymnasts, who are now sports medicine physicians and physical therapists, provides evidence-based learning on the medical care and rehabilitation of gymnasts. Hands-on workshops with current gymnasts will solidify evaluation and treatment principles. This course is open to all types of providers.
This is a unique opportunity to:
- Understand the medical and rehabilitative needs of the gymnast from experts in the field
- Participate in hands-on workshops and demonstrations with current gymnasts and gain practical skills to evaluate and treat gymnastics injuries
- Learn best practices for the highest safety of gymnasts including prehabilitation, effective communication with coaches and changing the educational environment of the sport
Concussions are the most common sport-related head injury, yet treatment for concussions remains challenging. Emerging evidence shows exercise and active rehabilitation can accelerate recovery and return to play. This workshop provides training and hands-on experience in using exercise and rehabilitation protocols to enhance concussion recovery.
- Understand the scientific rationale for exercise and active rehabilitation from leading experts in the field of sports concussion
- Gain hands-on experience in vestibular and ocular maneuvers and cervical spine treatments to enhance concussion recovery
- Learn when and how to use aerobic exercising training for diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in the athlete with sports concussion