Upon a backdrop of one of South Florida’s most exciting venues, Miami Hard Rock Stadium, Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, Course Chairman, Upper Limb Surgeon, and Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW invited physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, health professionals, and researchers from around the world to the 2019 STMS Miami Tennis Medicine Conference.
With more than 75 attendees present March 23-24, world-class Sports Medicine Surgeon, Dr. George Branche was also on hand to wow participants with his keynote speech. This Virginia-based specialist has been caring for players on the tour for nearly three decades.
In addition, over 20 faculty including members of the Women’s Tennis Association and other top-rated physicians who have treated current and past tennis pros shared their expertise on techniques of evaluation, management, and training for tennis players including:
• Systemic Issues in the Tennis Athlete
• Biomechanics in Tennis
• Upper/Lower Extremities including Spine
• Mechanical Nuances for the Female Athlete
Conference attendees participated in current didactic lectures from faculty held in a luxurious suite overlooking the main court, which held matches from top-seeded tennis players like Roger Federer. The roar of the crowd as Federer took the court Saturday afternoon during the conference was palatable and the view from the Hard Rock Stadium was spectacular.
Participants not only earned CME and CEU credits for their participation, they also left with the ability to identify medical and musculoskeletal issues specific to tennis; additional techniques of evaluation, management and rehabilitations of musculoskeletal injuries; and updated evidence-based approaches to tennis specific medical and musculoskeletal conditions
Lunchtime Keynote Speaker Dr. Ben Kibler, editor of the recent textbook Tennis Medicine, shared his expertise on the biomechanics of the serve.
A spectacular evening of networking and socializing with top-notch industry professionals, overlooking the Miami skyline, ended the day on the rooftop of the home of Dr. Badia.
OrthoNOW is defining the future of expert orthopedic healthcare delivery NOW.
Today’s patients demand quicker and easier access to care and are increasingly turning to alternative delivery models such as orthopedic on demand clinics. OrthoNOW is leading the charge. At its state of the art, full-service, walk-in medical centers, they treat patients of all ages. No appointment or referral required, patients can walk in for all things orthopedic, get X-Ray, be evaluated by on-site orthopedic clinicians, and leave fully treated in less than an hour.