Adolescent and Young Adult Sports Medicine

Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Athletic Injuries


Thoughts for student-athletes

About Us

Our Experience

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Over 20 years of experience treating competitive and recreational athletes to return fully to their chosen sports.  Amongst others we have special interest in the care of:

  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee and elbow
  • Shoulder and Elbow problems in the Overhead Athlete
  • Hip pain in the Young Athlete
  • Shoulder instability
  • Knee ligament sprains
  • Sports medicine care

Our Approach

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We strive to treat each individual student athletes with a program specific to their needs and goals.

This is done with the assistance of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Strength and Conditioning experts.

Why Us?

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Our involvement extends the clinic to several area high schools and colleges where we have been trusted to help highly competitive athletes perform better.

Additionally we are involved nationally with on-going involvement with the Major League Lacrosse and as the Lead Team Physician for the US Lacrosse Women's U-19 National team.

Events

4/12 and 4/13, 2019

New England Physical Therapy Conference

12 pm - 5pm

Hilton - Hartford, CT

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4/12 and 4/13, 2019

New England Physical Therapy Conference

Ist Annual NEPT Conference

Great first day with cutting edge ideas and discussions regarding concussion diagnosis and care

12 pm - 5pm

Hilton - Hartford, CT

4/16/2019

Managing the Hip in an Athletic Population

12 noon - 2pm

Select - Glastonbury

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4/16/2019

Managing the Hip in an Athletic Population

Presentation and discussion about the diagnosis and care of hip pains and injuries in a young, athletic population.

The understanding and knowledge about the hip is growing rapidly and we will try to make sense of it all.

12 noon - 2pm

Select - Glastonbury

6/7 - 6/9, 2019

US Lacrosse Women's U-19 National Team Training

All day

Sparks Maryland

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6/7 - 6/9, 2019

US Lacrosse Women's U-19 National Team Training

First training weekend after choosing the final team

All day

Sparks Maryland

July 11-14, 2019

AOSSM Annual Meeting

All day

Boston, MA

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July 11-14, 2019

AOSSM Annual Meeting

Look forward to participating in the annual meeting and presenting information on hip and arm injuries

All day

Boston, MA

Aug. 1-10, 2019

FIL World Champioships

All day

Peterborough, Canada

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Aug. 1-10, 2019

FIL World Champioships

Women's U-19 World Championships.  The US U-19 team looks to reclaim the title which Canada won 4 years ago in Edinboro, Scotland.  We will be there to provide medical support and care.

All day

Peterborough, Canada

Articles for reference

 

AOSSM Early Sport Specialization

Consensus Statement

Robert F. LaPrade,* MD, PhD, Julie Agel,†‡ MA, ATC, Joseph Baker,§ PhD,

Joel S. Brenner,||{ MD, MPH, Frank A. Cordasco,#** MD, MS, Jean Coˆ te´ ,†† PhD,

Lars Engebretsen,‡‡§§|||| MD, PhD, Brian T. Feeley,{{ MD, Daniel Gould,## PhD,

Brian Hainline,ab MD, Timothy Hewett,c PhD, Neeru Jayanthi,d MD,

Mininder S. Kocher,ef MD, MPH, Gregory D. Myer,ghij PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D,

Carl W. Nissen,klm MD, Marc J. Philippon,nopq MD, and

Matthew T. Provencher,rstu MD, CDR, MC, USNR

Background: Early sport specialization is not a requirement for success at the highest levels of competition and is believed

to be unhealthy physically and mentally for young athletes. It also discourages unstructured free play, which has many

benefits.

Purpose: To review the available evidence on early sports specialization and identify areas where scientific data are lacking.

Study Design: Think tank, roundtable discussion.

Results: The primary outcome of this think tank was that there is no evidence that young children will benefit from early sport

specialization in the majority of sports. They are subject to overuse injury and burnout from concentrated activity. Early multisport

participation will not deter young athletes from long-term competitive athletic success.

Conclusion: Youth advocates, parents, clinicians, and coaches need to work together with the sport governing bodies to ensure

healthy environments for play and competition that do not create long-term health issues yet support athletic competition at the

highest level desired.

Keywords: early sports specialization; consensus; youth sports


 

The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 4(4), 2325967116644241

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