Concussion Education… here, there, everywhere! (pt 2)

Last weekend, I spoke at the 3rd Mountain Medicine Symposium in Silverton. This is a really unique conference as its focus is on rural and backcountry trauma and medical care, located in San Juan County Colorado – one of the more rugged and remote areas of Colorado, and a prime outdoor recreation destination. It was…

Concussion Education… here, there, everywhere! (pt 1)

Sports concussion is a front and center issue for non-surgical sports medicine physicians. We spend a lot of time learning about it in fellowship, seeing it in clinic, and discussing the latest research and management among colleagues. Recently, I had the honor of being an invited speaker at two regional conferences to present to two…

Follow up From the Hardrock Hundred Medical Symposium

Long overdue follow up post from Hardrock week and the second annual HR100 Medical Symposium. For those of you unfamiliar the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run is a notable ultaramarthon footrace ran each (most) July in the San Juan mountains. The course starts and begins in historic Silverton, CO and covers over 100 miles of remote…

What is a Sports Medicine Physician?

First, a little background on the educational pathway for doctors (physicians) in general. A candidate doctor will attend a medical school, typically for 4 years. They graduate and are then called “doctor,” but their practical knowledge/skill is limited. So, almost every doctor attends a residency program for 3 or more years after medical school. The…