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Concussions and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?

R.J. Elbin, PhD, is a research analyst with the Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He is also the director of the Office for Sport Concussion Research in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Arkansas. Concussions can cause all sorts of symptoms: Physical problems like headaches and nausea. Cognitive problems that affect…

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Sports Injury Recovery: When Can You Return to Play?

How soon can I get back in the game? It’s the question on every injured athlete’s mind. The answer: It depends. Physical therapists can help speed the process — and let you know when it’s safe to lace up again. Physical Therapy Timeline Physical therapy is usually part of the treatment process for sports injuries,…

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Inova Plays Ball to Benefit Northern Virginia Community

underprivelaged kids playing sports

Sandy Spring Bank Foundation partners with Inova Sports Medicine to help children be active Assisted by a generous contribution from the Sandy Spring Bank Foundation, Inova Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI), in conjunction with EXOS, created a Sports Performance Program for underprivileged children and students in Northern Virginia in the summer of 2018. Sandy Spring Bank…

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Sports Medicine Doctors: Should You See a Specialist?

Robin West, MD, can still recall one of her first patients. The youth athlete had torn a ligament in his knee. “He and his dad wanted to know how soon he could get back to the football playoffs,” recalled West, an orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist, and the Chair of Inova Sports Medicine.…

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Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Oblique Strains

Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Director, Physical Therapy at Inova Sports Medicine Institute. He is the Physical Therapist for the Washington Nationals. Oblique strains Oblique muscle strains are one of the most common baseball injuries that do not involve the shoulder or elbow.  They are also common…

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Concussion Recovery: When Should You See a Doctor?

When should you or your child see a doctor after a concussion? The answer may surprise you. Melissa Womble, PhD, a neuropsychologist and director of the Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Program, helped clear up some concussion confusion. Myth: If you have signs of concussion, you should head straight to the ER. Reality: Not necessarily. If…

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Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: SLAP Tears

Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Director, Physical Therapy at Inova Sports Medicine Institute. He is the Physical Therapist for the Washington Nationals. SLAP Lesion What is a SLAP tear and why is it so common in baseball? A SLAP tear stands for superior labrum anterior to posterior…

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