Sports Medicine for Athletes with Physical Disabilities

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Saturday • May 9, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Directors: Cheri Blauwet, MD and Mary Dubon, MD
Location: Boston Marriott Cambridge

 

Adaptive and para sports now occur at recreational through elite levels. These sports are gaining popularity, and, as such, sports medicine for athletes with disabilities—Adaptive Sports Medicine—is a growing area of interest and expertise.

Participants of this workshop will:

  • Get instruction on the most important principles and practices for adaptive sports medicine
  • Learn about common injury and illness patterns seen in adaptive sports medicine
  • Participate in hands-on workshops to obtain knowledge and skills for evaluation and treatment

Workshop Schedule

  7:00 AM

  8:00 AM

Registration

 

  8:00 AM

  8:30 AM

Current Context of Adaptive Sport and the Emergence of Adaptive Sports Medicine

Cheri Blauwet, MD

  8:30 AM

  9:00 AM

Para and Adaptive Sport Injury and Illness Epidemiology

DJ Cormier, DO

  9:00 AM

  9:30 AM

Regulating Para Sport: Classification, Anti-Doping, and Beyond

Jamie Kissick, MD

  9:30 AM

  9:45 AM

Panel Q&A

Adaptive Sports Faculty

  9:45 AM

  10:00 AM

Break

Refreshments provided

 10:00 AM

  10:30 AM

Unique Considerations for the Youth Adaptive Athlete

Mary Dubon, MD

 10:30 AM

  11:00 AM

Connecting Your Patients to Adaptive Sports Opportunities: The Logistics

Brian Wishart, MD

 11:00 AM

  11:15 AM

Autonomic Dysreflexia in the Athlete with Spinal Cord Injury

Ryan Solinsky, MD

 11:15 AM

  11:30 AM

The Female Adaptive Athlete

Cheri Blauwet, MD

 11:30 AM

  11:45 AM

Concussion in the Adaptive Athlete

Jamie Kissick, MD 

 11:45 AM

  12:00 PM

Panel Q&A

Adaptive Sports Session Faculty

 12:00 PM

  1:00 PM

Break for lunch*

 

 1:00 PM

  1:25 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 1a-1d

 

 

Every participant will rotate among these four stations during the course of the afternoon:

 

1a. Classification Demo
Haylee Borgstrom, MD

1b. Upper Extremity Kinesiotaping for the Adaptive Athlete
Kate Wallace, DPT

1c. Skin Protection and Wound Management in the Adaptive Athlete
Catherine Noonan Caillouette, RN

1d. Adaptive Cross Fit: Thinking Outside the Box
Amy West, MD

  1:25 PM 

   1:50 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 2a-2d

 

 

2a. Classification Demo
Haylee Borgstrom, MD

2b. Upper Extremity Kinesiotaping for the Adaptive Athlete
Kate Wallace, DPT

2c. Skin Protection and Wound Management in the Adaptive Athlete
Catherine Noonan Caillouette, RN

2d. Adaptive Cross Fit: Thinking Outside the Box
Amy West, MD

  1:50 PM

  2:15 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 3a-3d

 

 

3a. Classification Demo
Haylee Borgstrom, MD

3b. Upper Extremity Kinesiotaping for the Adaptive Athlete
Kate Wallace, DPT

3c. Skin Protection and Wound Management in the Adaptive Athlete
Catherine Noonan Caillouette, RN

3d. Adaptive Cross Fit: Thinking Outside the Box
Amy West, MD

  2:15 PM

  2:40 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 4a-4d

 

 

4a. Classification Demo
Haylee Borgstrom, MD

4b. Upper Extremity Kinesiotaping for the Adaptive Athlete
Kate Wallace, DPT

4c. Skin Protection and Wound Management in the Adaptive Athlete
Catherine Noonan Caillouette, RN

4d. Adaptive Cross Fit: Thinking Outside the Box
Amy West, MD

   2:40 PM

   3:00 PM

Break

Refreshments provided

   3:00 PM

   3:25 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 5a-5d

 

 

Every participant will rotate among these four stations during the course of the afternoon:
 

5a. Optimizing Sports Wheelchair Biomechanics
Ali Riley, DPT

5b. Custom Seating Systems for the Adaptive Athlete
Carrie Callahan, PT

5c. Emergency Skills for the Wheelchair Athlete
Mary Patstone

5d. Optimizing Sports Prosthesis Biomechanics
Dave Crandell, MD

  3:25 PM

   3:50 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 6a-6d

 

 

6a. Optimizing Sports Wheelchair Biomechanics
Ali Riley, DPT

6b. Custom Seating Systems for the Adaptive Athlete
Carrie Callahan, PT

6c. Emergency Skills for the Wheelchair Athlete
Mary Patstone

6d. Optimizing Sports Prosthesis Biomechanics
Dave Crandell, MD

 3:50 PM

  4:15 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 7a-7d

 

 

7a. Optimizing Sports Wheelchair Biomechanics
Ali Riley, DPT

7b. Custom Seating Systems for the Adaptive Athlete
Carrie Callahan, PT

7c. Emergency Skills for the Wheelchair Athlete
Mary Patstone

7d. Optimizing Sports Prosthesis Biomechanics
Dave Crandell, MD

   4:15 PM

  4:40 PM

Rotating Hands-On Workshops 8a-8d

 

 

8a. Optimizing Sports Wheelchair Biomechanics
Ali Riley, DPT

8b. Custom Seating Systems for the Adaptive Athlete
Carrie Callahan, PT

8c. Emergency Skills for the Wheelchair Athlete
Mary Patstone

8d. Optimizing Sports Prosthesis Biomechanics
Dave Crandell, MD

  4:40 PM

  5:00 PM

Wrap-Up/Q&A

Faculty

 

*There are many convenient and varied lunch options within a short walking distance of the course.

Faculty

Cheri Blauwet, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Haylee Borgstrom, MD, Sports Medicine Fellow, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Catherine Noonan Caillouette, RN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital

Carrie Callahan, PT, President and Co-Founder of Empower SCI, Inc.

David J. Cormier, DO, DPT Sports Medicine Physician, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; Team Physician, University of New Hampshire

Dave Crandell, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Mary Dubon, MD, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Mary Patstone, Executive Director, Spaulding Adaptive Sport Centers

Ryan Solinsky, MD, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Jamie Kissick, MD, Professor of Sports Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Allison Riley, DPT, Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist, Spaulding Outpatient Center Boston

Kate Wallace, DPT, Physical Therapist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Brian Wishart, MD, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Amy West, MD, Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell