Sports Medicine Courses for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Other Orthopaedic Professionals

Sports Medicine Courses

Each year, the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) provides sports medicine courses that assist athletic trainers, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, team surgeons and physicians, and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals understand latest advances in the field.

About 100 to 200 orthopaedic professionals typically attend each conference, allowing plenty of time for networking and small-group discussion without the stressful atmosphere of a larger crowd.

What to Expect When You Attend a FORE Sports Medicine Conference

FORE’s sports medicine courses prepare participants to diagnose, treat, and prevent a range of sports-related conditions, from overuse injuries to complex fractures. Surgical, non-surgical, and rehabilitation techniques are discussed, as are patient evaluation strategies and return-to-activity guidelines.

The expert faculty provides insight into the newest techniques, technologies, and therapeutic modalities, offering tips and tricks participants can apply to their clinical practice. Ample opportunity for 1-on-1 and small group discussions allows attendees to ask the faculty additional questions about their presentations to gain deeper knowledge from these highly regarded innovators in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine.

Find Your Next CME Opportunity

FORE currently offers 3 conferences focused exclusively on orthopaedic sports medicine. The Detroit Sports Medicine Symposium (Plymouth, Michigan) provides attendees with instruction on how to manage musculoskeletal injuries experienced by athletes in a range of sports. This sports medicine course emphasizes utilization of a multi-faceted approach that incorporates evidence-based strategies across specialties to improve patient outcomes.

Practitioners who treat baseball players at all levels will find tremendous value in our conference, Baseball Sports Medicine: Game-Changing Concepts (New York, New York). At this conference, leaders in baseball sports medicine will share their personal insights and current recommendations for preventing, treating, and rehabilitating injuries in pitchers and position players. In previous years, topics of discussion have included:

  • Physical examination techniques
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Workload monitoring
  • Proper pitching mechanics
  • Latissimus dorsi repair
  • Baseball-specific workouts
  • UCL reconstruction

The new OrthoVirginia Soccer Medicine course (Leesburg, Virginia) is a collaboration between OrthoVirginia and FORE. This sports medicine course highlights issues critical to the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of injuries in soccer athletes at all levels of competition. This year’s course included discussion of:

  • Considerations on returning from injury
  • Treating on-field fractures and dislocations
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Complex and revision ACL reconstructions
  • Multi-ligament knee injuries

Other Conferences That Explore Sports Medicine Topics

FORE’s conference schedule includes other courses that dedicate significant time to sports medicine topics, among other subject areas. For example, our Tampa Shoulder Course (Tampa, Florida) features an entire day focused on strategies for managing sports-related shoulder and elbow injuries.

At our Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery conference, attendees receive instruction on the latest treatment techniques for Achilles tendon ruptures, Achilles tendonitis, turf toe, navicular stress fractures, and more.

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