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Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids

Clifton Page, MD, is board-certified in family and sports medicine and a member of the Inova Sports Medicine team. He has a special interest in non-surgical treatment of sports injuries, regenerative medicine and sports injury prevention. It’s always better to prevent sports injuries than to treat them after the fact. To help protect youth athletes,…

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2019 Inova Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Summit

Fairfax, VA- May, 17, 2019– The Inova Sports Medicine Department held its 3rd Annual Sports Medicine Summit at the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH). This conference, hosted by Dr. Robin West and Dr. Edward Chang, placed an emphasis on, “Emerging Techniques in Sports Medicine Surgery and Rehabilitation.” Experts from around the country shared their…

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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Fuel for impact

Julia Bell, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition. Performance powered by EXOS. Our understanding of quality food is constantly evolving with research. When deciding what to eat, keep it simple and natural or minimally processed. Choose responsibly sourced food that’s tasty and nourishing, like vegetables,…

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Nationals Team Doctor Robin West, MD, Gears Up for Opening Day

Robin West, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. She is Chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals and Head Team Physician for the Washington Redskins.   Baseball fans across the country marked opening day (March 29) on their calendars. Behind the scenes, as Lead Team Physician…

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Athletic Trainers: Your Ally in Youth Sports

Sean Burfeind, MS, LAT, ATC, OPA-C, is a residency-trained, board-certified and licensed athletic trainer. He serves as a clinical athletic trainer at Inova Sports Medicine.   If you’re a parent to a youth athlete, you’ve probably crossed paths with an athletic trainer. Yet you might still be wondering: What exactly does an athletic trainer do?…

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Mind Games: Concussions, CTE and Sports

Melissa Womble, PhD, is a neuropsychologist with specialized training in concussion management. She is the director of the Inova Sports Medicine Comprehensive Concussion Center.   The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported on a study that analyzed the brains of deceased former high-school, college and professional football players. In the sample of…

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