Statement from J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova, Regarding Washington Redskins

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Falls Church, VA – Inova is a sponsoring partner with the Washington Redskins. This morning, the Washington Redskins announced that they are undertaking a comprehensive review of the team’s name.  J. Stephen Jones, MD, FACS, President and CEO, Inova Health System, issued the following statement regarding this review: “Inclusion and belonging are integral to the…

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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? It’s…

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Inova physician named team doctor for World Baseball Classic

Robert G. Najarian, MD, is board certified in orthopaedic sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of Inova Sports Medicine, the official sports medicine partner of the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins. He has particular interest in treating injuries and disorders of the knee, shoulder and elbow. Read Dr. Najarian’s profile. Baseball enthusiast,…

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Winning mindset: Sports psych & the athlete

For pro athletes like players on the Washington Nationals, keeping the body in top physical form is undeniably important. But there’s also more to baseball than muscles and reflexes. In many ways, baseball is a mind game. “It’s been estimated for baseball that mental factors determine as much as 80 percent of the fluctuations in…

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Fuel your body: Eat right to play your best

Pro athletes know the importance of eating right. But amateur athletes, too, could up their game by improving their diet. “Nutrition is an important part of performance at any level of play,” said Dr. Peter MacArthur, a primary care physician and part of the Inova Sports Medicine Team, the official hospital network and sports medicine partner…

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Youth sports prep guide: 7 tips for a stellar season

As the official hospital network and sports medicine partner of the Washington Nationals, the Inova Sports Medicine team is responsible for the medical care of all Nationals players, working in conjunction with the Nationals medical staff. But youth athletes also count on Inova’s comprehensive, personalized care. Sports injuries can be devastating for any athlete, even…

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