Ashburn, VA (August 8, 2016) – Throughout the year, it is a common site to see a medical professional from the National Sport Medical Institute working the sidelines or gymnasiums throughout the area to lend their medical expertise in times of need.
To further support the sports community, and in preparation for the upcoming 2016-2017 sports season, the National Sports Medicine Foundation (NSMF) and National Sports Medical Institute (NSMI) hosted its 4th annual sports medicine conference on the campus of Shenandoah University-Leesburg Campus on Friday, July 29th.
The NSMF was established to enrich the quality of practice in the field of sports medicine and orthopaedics through education, research, technology, and service. The conference was designed to present advanced instruction for the management of upper and lower extremity sports injuries using an evidence-based approach. The conference also highlighted psychological contributions and treatment approaches to injuries and returning to play.
After attending the conference, the participants which consisted of physicians, physician assistants, orthopaedics, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and healthcare professionals from area high schools and medical groups should be able to:
- Identify emerging treatment options for upper and lower extremity sport injuries,
- Apply current advances in treatment and rehabilitation for In-season shoulder instability,
- Review treatments and rehabilitation of lower back injuries,
- Identify alternative means to overcome gaps in health insurance for student-athletes,
- Recognize common hand and wrist sport injuries,
- Explain and demonstrate casting and splint techniques for upper extremity sport injuries,
- Expand their knowledge and competence in dealing with the psychological aspects an treating an injured athlete,
- Apply an integrated team approach to psychological and physical treatment model.
The goal of NSMI is to establish in the field of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, a local, national and international leadership role, by providing the highest standard of sports orthopaedic care combined with outstanding programs of education, research and performance enhancement to benefit athletes at all levels of competition. The clinic has the ability to care for the most distinguished elite athlete and offer the same level of care to the recreational athlete as well as those desiring mobility and active lifestyles.
The National Sports Medicine Institute is a full-service sports medicine and orthopaedic clinic situated in Lansdowne and Dulles Virginia. The clinic services include state of the art sports injury evaluation and treatment by highly trained orthopaedic sports medicine specialists. The clinic also offers coordinated state of the art diagnostic imaging and physical therapy services.