Pain Management & Modalities in Athletics – Lessons within this Course:
Welcome Message: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Lesson 1: Pain Management in Athletes,
Faculty Member: Ari C. Greis, DO
Dr. Ari Greis is a board-certified physician who specializes in the non-operative treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders. He is the director of the Medical Cannabis Department at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and is a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Emerging Health Professions and the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. He is interested in the treatment of chronic pain with cannabis as an alternative to opioids. Read Dr. Greis’ full bio here.
Lesson 2: Pain Management with Modalities: A Comprehensive Approach for recovery and treatment of Acute Injuries in Professional Baseball
Faculty Member: Aaron Hoback ATC, CES, PES
Aaron Hoback, 39, enters his 2nd season as an assistant athletic trainer with the Philadelphia Phillies. Prior to being named to his current position, Aaron spent the previous 13 seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization after working as the athletic trainer with the Rookie Level Helena Brewers (2007-08), Low-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (2009), Double-A Huntsville Stars (2010-12), Triple-A Nashville Sounds (2013-2014), Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox (2015-2018), and Triple-A San Antonio Missions (2019). Aaron graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.
Lesson 3: Q&A Session
Faculty Member: Marc Harwood, MD
Dr. Harwood is a board-certified non-operative sports medicine physician and serves as the Service Chief of the Non-Operative Sports Medicine Division at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. He is currently a team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies – a position he has held since 2005. He is a past president of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association and is an active member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Baseball. He also serves as a team physician for the St. Joseph’s University NCAA Division 1 athletic program. He is a sports medicine consultant for several local high schools, in addition to caring for elite-level dancers at the Rock School of Dance Education, University of the Arts, BalletX, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. He is a consultant to Athletes and the Arts and has been an active member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science’s research committee. Read Dr. Harwood’s full bio here.