Pain Management & Modalities in Athletics (P21-3)


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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.

Learning Objectives

– Understand the potential risks and benefits of different pain medications in the treatment of sports injuries.
– Identify medically appropriate cannabis products for the treatment of pain.
– List and describe current modalities available to clinicians in MLB for treatment of pain management.
– Discuss and provide research regarding the use of certain modalities for either recovery purposes or treatment in acute injuries.


– Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
– Therapeutic Intervention

Target Audience


CE for Athletic Trainers

1.5 Category A CEU’s for Athletic Trainers
All others receive a certificate of attendance

Program Type

Virtual, Asynchronous

Difficulty Level


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.


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 1.5 Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours spent in the educational program.


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