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DFW Sports Medicine Symposium 2013

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The evaluation, treatment and care of the athlete, along with the prevention of injuries, demand the full attention and concern of the entire sports medicine team. This symposium will focus on the proper approaches to prepare athletes for competition, and the treatment and care of athletes following specific injuries of the shoulder, hip, ankle and knee.

Other areas of focus are the medical issues of athletes such as Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Spleen injuries, Sports Hernia, Asthma vs. Vocal Cord Injury and a review of MRSA.


STANLEY HERRING, MD is a team physician for the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, and a consultant to the UW Sports Medicine Program.  He serves as a member of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee and was a major contributor to the successful passage of the Zackery Lystedt Law in Washington. 

Dr. Herring is also a professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Neurological Surgery and Director of Sports, Spine & Orthopaedic Health for UW Medicine.


This symposium is designed for orthopedists, family and internal medicine physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the information from the 4th International Consensus Statement on Concussions in Sports

  • Discuss Isometric exercises as a role in prevention and rehab of mTBI

  • Define what indications are for open vs. arthroscopic procedures for shoulder instability reconstruction.

  • Discuss the difference between Asthma and Vocal cord injury.

  • Identify the Surgical Matrix for a Dislocated Knee

  • Illustrate functional rehabilitation for lower or upper extremities

  • Illustrate tests and functional evaluation of hip injuries

  • Discuss good eating habits for the athlete following a late night game on the road

  • Identify differences or similarities in approaches slowing down rehab as it relates to managing bone bruises

  • Discuss one unique case study for an adolescent athlete

Review of participant critiques from the symposium each year identifies desired topics and new techniques for the next year’s symposium.


The primary educational methods include lectures, interactive panel discussions and labs.



The Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute has applied to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 14.5 CCU’s for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. 

The Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute is recognized by the Board of Certification to offer 14.5 hours of CEU’s for certified athletic trainers.

Applications for continuing education have also been submitted to the National Strength and Conditioning Association for 14.5 contact hours and the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision in Oklahoma City for 14.5 contact hours.

Physicians may apply for up to 14.5 AMA PRA Category 2 Credits(TM) directly from American Medical Association (AMA) for attending the entire symposium.