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17th Annual Eagles Sports Medicine Symposium

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Learning Objectives

  • Analyze your current on field injury management approach and identify key pillars to ensure it is effective.
  • Identify current epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and initial treatment strategies when dealing with extremity injuries on the field as it relates to the shoulder, hip, and ankle.
  • Recognize the importance of proper communication amongst your Sports Medicine Team and how to optimize each other’s roles to ensure proper on field management.
  • Discuss the on field and return to play guidelines of athletic hip, shoulder, and ankle injuries.
  • Discuss therapeutic exercises focusing on shoulder stability and strengthening.
  • Discuss return to play from shoulder injury.
  • Identify appropriate weight room modifications for common sport injuries.
  • Create modified training progressions for injured athletes in the weight room.
  • Review the most common subtypes of traumatic abdominal injuries in American Football.
  • Triage of traumatic abdominal injuries in American Football: A how to guide for Athletic Trainers.
  • Review epidemiology and pathophysiology of Stinger injuries in collision athletes.
  • Discuss current treatment guidelines and return to play recommendations for Stinger injuries.

Domains

  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  • Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

Target Audience: AT, PT, OT, MD/DO, PhD/PsyD, RN

CE for Athletic Trainers: 4.25 Category A CEUs for Athletic Trainers, All others receive a certificate of attendance

Program Type: Virtual, Asynchronous

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Cancellation Policy: Once you purchase the course, you may not cancel. If you have circumstances that need to be reviewed, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

Accreditation
ebpCENTRAL (BOC AP#10138) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 4.25 Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours spent in the educational program.

Course Overview:

Extremity Trauma: Field Management of Sport Injuries  

  • Hip Injuries and Field Management, Fotios Tjoumakaris, MD
  • Shoulder Injuries and Field Management, Matthew Pepe, MD
  • Ankle Injuries and Field Management, David Pedowitz, MD
  • Athletic Trainers Perspective, Tom Hunkele, MPT, ATC, SCS
  • Open Panel Discussion and Q+A with Speakers, John Salvo, MD

Shoulder:

  • Shoulder Instability, Christopher Dodson, MD
  • Rehabilitation for Shoulder Instability, Monte Wong, DPT, ATC
  • Training the Injured Athlete, Ted Rath
  • Moderated Q+A with Speakers, Matthew Pepe, MD

Abdominal & Cervical Spine:

  • Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic Abdominal injuries in American Football, Arsh Dhanota, MD
  • A 5-minute Q+A will follow this presentation
  • The Contemporary Management of Cervical Spine Stingers, Alex Vaccaro, MD
  • A 5-minute Q+A will follow this presentation
  • Closing Remarks, Matthew Pepe, MD

Faculty Members:

Paul Tjoumakaris, MD

Dr. Tjoumakaris is board certified in orthopaedic surgery with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He has authored numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters in premier orthopaedic journals and lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally on his orthopaedic research.  Dr. Tjoumakaris is the Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as well as the Associate Director of Sports Medicine Research and serves as an instructor at numerous arthroscopy courses.  Dr. Tjoumakaris specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery with special expertise in shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy and reconstructive procedures. Read his full bio, here.

Dr. Matthew Pepe is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, particularly, shoulder, knee, and elbow reconstruction. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete his fellowship in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pepe is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is on staff at Virtua Voorhees and Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pepe is one of the Team Orthopaedic Surgeons for the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as Stockton College.Matthew Pepe, MD

Dr. Matthew Pepe is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, particularly, shoulder, knee, and elbow reconstruction. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete his fellowship in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pepe is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is on staff at Virtua Voorhees and Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pepe is one of the Team Orthopaedic Surgeons for the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as Stockton College.  Read his full bio, here.

David Pedowitz, MD

Dr. Pedowitz is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of conditions and disorders of the foot and ankle.  He serves as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Medical College and is the chief of the division of Foot & Ankle Surgery here at Rothman Orthopaedics, which is one of the largest foot and ankle programs in the nation. Dr. Pedowitz has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has lectured throughout the world, presenting his research nationally and internationally. Read his full bio, here.

Tom Hunkele, MPT, ATC, SCS

Tom Hunkele, who enters his 22nd NFL season and eighth overall with the Philadelphia Eagles, was promoted to vice president of sports medicine/head athletic trainer during the 2021 offseason. He rejoined the team as director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer in 2020 after spending 14 seasons (2006-19) with the Minnesota Vikings as coordinator of rehabilitation/assistant athletic trainer. During his time with the Vikings, Hunkele was recognized as the 2019 Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year for the NFC and was also a part of a Minnesota athletic training staff that was honored by its peers as the 2017 Athletic Training Staff of the Year. 

Dr. Salvo is double board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in sports injuries, knee ligament (ACL & PCL) reconstructions, meniscus tears, shoulder instability, rotator cuff repairs, and hip arthroscopy. As Director of the Hip Arthroscopy program at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Salvo is one of the region’s leaders in hip arthroscopy & hip preservation, particularly in athletes. He is a team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the Philadelphia Flyers, and a consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.John Salvo, MD

Dr. Salvo is double board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He specializes in sports injuries, knee ligament (ACL & PCL) reconstructions, meniscus tears, shoulder instability, rotator cuff repairs, and hip arthroscopy.  As Director of the Hip Arthroscopy program at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Salvo is one of the region’s leaders in hip arthroscopy & hip preservation, particularly in athletes.  He is a team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the Philadelphia Flyers, and a consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Read his full bio, here.

Christopher Dodson, MDChristopher Dodson, MD

Dr. Dodson is a board-certified Sports Medicine surgeon and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He serves as Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia 76ers and is Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles. Dr. Dodson was previously an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers and is currently a consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the NHL. He also is the current head team physician for Eastern University and previously served as head team physician for Bryn Athyn College. Read his full bio, here.

Monte has joined Good Shepherd Penn Partners after spending the last five seasons as the team’s Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer with the NFL Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to his time with the Eagles, he has helped the NFL Minnesota Vikings, and with the NHL Minnesota Wild. Monte has a strong sports background over his career, treating athletes at all levels, and is excited to work within the passionate sports community in and around the City of PhiladelphiaMonte Wong, DPT, ATC

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Degrees Include: University of Manitoba with Bachelor of Science (1998). Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science, Majoring in Athletic Therapy (2002). University of Pittsburgh with Doctor of Physical Therapy (2005). Experience Includes: Centers for Rehab Services, UPMC (2005-2009). TRIA Orthopaedic Center (2009-2013). Philadelphia Eagles (2013-2018, 2019-Present)

Ted Rath

Mr. Rath is the VP of Player Performance for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Rath begins his second season in Philadelphia. During his first, Rath’s role as Director of Sports Performance allowed him to oversee all aspects of the team’s Performance-related methods including, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Science, Performance Nutrition, Travel Strategies, and numerous additional aspects.  Rath spent the previous three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He enters his 13th season at the professional level, also having served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.

Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Vaccaro graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College in 1983 with a B.S. in Biology. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was promoted with “Distinction.” He earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society and graduated with honors in 1987. He completed a year of Surgical Internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University where he graduated in 1992. Dr. Vaccaro completed a Spine Fellowship at the University of San Diego, CA. In 2007, Dr. Vaccaro earned a PhD in the field of Spinal Trauma. In 2015, Dr. Vaccaro received his MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with honors. Dr. Vaccaro has served as the president of Rothman Orthopaedics since 2014 and is the Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read his full bio, here.

Arsh Dhanota, MD, CAQSM

Dr. Dhanota is a Sports Medicine Specialist and Founder/Director of the Penn Regenerative Sports Medicine & Orthobiologics Program, specializing in treating patients with a wide variety of sports medicine and musculoskeletal conditions. Serving as director of the Penn Regenerative Sports Medicine & Orthobiologics Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Dhanota has developed cutting-edge cell-based treatment protocols for musculoskeletal injuries. His extensive experience treating patients and athletes of all ages, including NCAA Division I and professional athletes, has earned him the prestigious honor of being named a Top Doctor in Sports Medicine. He is currently serving as the Chief Medical Officer of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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