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Did you attend this Sports Medicine meeting with Harvard Medical School? Both the doctors at our practice are Harvard alumni so we'd love to read about the conference. We are located in Southeast Houston, Texas and practice sports medicine for all athletes.
The Comprehensive 2017 Sports Medicine UpdateState-of-the-Art Approaches to Optimize the Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Prevention of Sports InjuriesIn the past year, there have been a number of very significant clinical changes that affect the way we diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries incurred by elite athletes, weekend warriors, and patients with active lifestyles.This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists (physiatrists, orthopedists, radiologists), athletic trainers for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about these changes, and how to incorporate them into practice to improve:Treatment outcomes for acute and overuse injuries of the spine, knee, hip, foot, and ankle, along with upper extremity conditions of the shoulder, neck, elbow, hand, and wristThe effectiveness and expediency of physical evaluationsAppropriate diagnostic imaging and interpretationRehabilitation and return to playUtilization of physical therapists and athletic trainersNon-surgical management of injuriesDecisions to refer patients for surgeryMultidisciplinary team-based treatmentInjury preventionPre-participation evaluationTreatment of special populations, including adaptive sports athletes, runners, and cyclistsREASONS TO ATTENDUnique to this program is its immersive, fast-paced, 360-degree educational experience. You will learn about changes and advances in sports medicine from three critical, interrelated perspectives:Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMusculoskeletal RadiologyOrthopedicsEducational highlights include:The most effective methods, both surgically and non-surgically, to manage injuries to tendons, joints, muscles, and ligaments in athletes vs. non-athletesWhen and how to utilize cutting-edge regenerative sports medicine treatmentsUpdates for regenerative biologics and joint preservation techniquesAdvances in the management of sports concussion and methods to facilitate return to playPractice recommendations to optimize care of the female athleteGuidance for point-of-care ultrasound for evaluation and treatment of sports injuriesNew recommendations for sports cardiology and how to navigate legal aspects of medical eligibility and disqualification criteriaBest practices to evaluate bone health in athletes (and active patients) and promote lifelong skeletal healthOptimized approaches for interpreting images and making decisions about operative versus conservative managementAdvances in adaptive sportsClinical strategies to account for age, gender, and patient conditionsManagement of chronic tendon disordersThe format is engaging and attendees are encouraged to pose questions in sessions and workshops as well as one-on-one with the national and international experts who will be delivering the updates and education at this event.OPTIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPSYou can expand your learning experience by attending one of the following intensive, skills development workshops. The nation’s foremost authorities in three disciplines of sports medicine lead these highly interactive, educational, and hands-on programs: