24th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium for the Health Care Professional


The Twenty-Fourth Annual Sports Medicine Symposium for the Health Care Professional is designed to increase knowledge in the ever expanding and changing sports medicine field. The topics selected are balanced between orthopaedic problems, injury prevention, and other subjects.

A multi-disciplinary faculty of experts has been selected, not only for their clinical experience but also for their ability to communicate information in a meaningful way. The objective is to present the latest advances in the standards of care in a wide range of topics. The information presented will include practical applications for physical therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapy assistants, and other health care professionals to enhance their care of the athlete. This includes pertinent anatomical review, discussion of surgical procedures, injury prevention, rehabilitation exercises, evaluation procedures, and manual techniques in the treatment of various types of sports related injuries.


Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Partner of Mercy Health, is a BOC provider (P-3219). CEUs requests have been submitted to the Ohio and Kentucky therapy boards for approval.Total number of CEUs will be approved by these boards.

THURSDAY, Feb. 22nd, 2018 - Pre-Conference Workshop


  • 7:30 - 8:30 am Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Instability – Samer Hasan, MD
  • 8:30 - 9:15 am The Opioid Epidemic – Francis Florez, MD
  • 9:15 - 10:45 am Neuromuscular Training, Functional Testing and the Female Athlete – Stephanie Smith, MS
  • 10:45 - 11:00 am Break
  • 11:00 - 11:45 am Sports-Related Concussion – John Zisko, MD
  • 11:45 - 12:30 pm Cardiac Issues in Athletes – Tyler Campbell, MD


  • 8:00 - 5:00 pm Current Concepts in the Management of Lumbopelvic Region: Evidence Based Manual Therapy – Mark Cristell, PT, DPT, OCS, cert DN, Jamie Schwartz, PT, DPT, OCS

FRIDAY – SYMPOSIUM February 23rd, 2018

  • 7:30 - 7:55 am Registration
  • 7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome and opening remarks
  • 8:45 - 9:30 am Mental Strategies to Help Excel On and Off the Field – Erica Nicolaus, LISW-S
  • 9:30 - 9:45 am Visit Exhibits
  • 9:45 - 11:45 am HIP
    FAI: Current Concepts and Rationale for Hip Preservation – Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
    Evaluation of Hip Pain – Suresh Nayak, MD
    Rehabilitation of the Hip – Thomas Long, PT, DPT, OCS, OMT-C
  • 11:45 - 12:45 pm Lunch
  • 12:45 - 2:45 pm SHOULDER
    Indications for Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty – Paul Favorito, MD
    Evaluation of Shoulder Pain – Denver Stanfield, MD
    Rehabilitation of Motion-Complicated Shoulder – Scott Daniels, PT, DPT
  • 2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:00 - 5:00 pm KNEE
    ACL Surgery – Brian Rottinghaus, MD
    Evaluation of Knee Pain – Amelia Wiggins, DO
    Motion Complications of the Knee – Kevin Wilson, PT, DPT

SATURDAY – SYMPOSIUM February 24th, 2018

  • 7:45 - 8:30 am Unlocking the Gait – Mike Slemons, AT, MEd, FAFS
  • 8:30 - 9:00 am Gait Retraining – Julie Jasontek, MHS, PT
  • 9:00 - 9:30 am Running Assessment – Tracy Moody Cessna, PT, DPT
  • 9:30 - 10:15 am Nutrition – Lindsay Camm, MEd
  • 10:30 - 11:15 am Hand and Wrist Evaluation and Differential Diagnoses – Mark Yuhas, MD
  • 11:15 - 12:00 pm Therapeutic Management of Common Hand and Wrist Injuries – Whitney Quiambao, OTR/L, PT, CHT

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Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Partner of Mercy Health, reserves the right to cancel or delay the course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event the meeting would be cancelled, Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine will refund your registration fee. We are not responsible for any travel, hotel or other costs incurred. Cancellations received at least 7 days before the event are 100% refundable. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. If participants register and do not attend, they are still responsible for full payment. Participants will need to contact Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine via e-mail with a request for refund at rgwin@mercy.com.


Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Partner of Mercy Health, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation or age. Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be met.

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