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Sports Medicine Conference

Presented by Dignity Health
San Francisco, California
January 15 & 16, 2016

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Join us for the San Francisco Giants Second Annual Sports Medicine Conference

We are excited to bring together some of the most elite healthcare professionals in the baseball sports medicine community, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, and team physicians for a dynamic two-day program that will take you on and off the field. Hosted by the San Francisco Giants, this program will include presentations and demonstrations by many of the Giants own Training and Medical Staff as well as other well-recognized sports medicine professionals in the baseball community.

Accredited by the CAPTA, NATA, and NSCA to offer 1.3 CEUs or 13 Credit Hours for attendance.

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Conference Schedule

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Shoulder and Elbow Injuries:
Shoulder Biomechanics, Pathomechanics, and Pathology
Presenter: Rafael Escamilla, Ph.d.
Shoulder Differential Diagnostics/Treatment Options/Surgery
Presenter: Ken Akizuki, MD
Shoulder Rehab Considerations: Conservative, Post-Surgical, & Pediatric to the Professional Perspective
Presenter: Kyle Yamashiro
Evidence-Based Research: Rotator Cuff & Scapular Exercises
Presenter: Rafael (5)min: Research of Rotator cuff and Scap Exercises
Elbow Biomechanics, Pathomechanics, and Pathology
Presenter: Rafael Escamilla
Elbow Differential Diagnostics /Treatment Options /Surgery
Presenter: Ken Akizuki, MD
Elbow Rehab Considerations: Conservative, Post-Surgical, and addressing neural tension Perspective
Presenter: Tony Reale
Review of soft tissue lesions and interventions in overhead athletes
Presenter: Chris Daprato, DPT UCSF
Hitting and fielding considerations for the shoulder and elbow
Presenters: Dave Groeschner, Eric Ortega or Anthony Reyes
Pediatric/Youth Baseball
Presenter: Kyle Yamashiro
Question and Answers and AM Panel
Pelvic Asymmetries:
Groin and Hamstring Strains Eval and Rehab in Baseball
Presenter: Tony Reale
Lumbar Spine Injuries in baseball
Strains, spondolyisis
Presenter: Dan Maclean
Abdominal Injuries for baseball
Presenter: Anthony Reyes, ATC

Strength and Conditioning
Core Training and concepts
Presenter: Carl Kochan

Concussion Update
Medical Issues
Presenter: Anthony Saglimbeni, MD
Concussion baseball specific return to play and exertional steps
Presenter: TBD
Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cell
Presenter: Angie Botto-Van Bemden
PRP in Baseball and soft tissue injuries
Presenter: Alan Hirahara
Questions and Answers PM Panel
Wrap up and Saturday Logisitics
Ken Akizuki, MD and Kara Maiko, RN
5:00-5:30 pm
Q and A by the sponsors table

Shoulder and Elbow
Ken Akizuki, , MD
Player Guest Speaker
(Dr. Akizuki Faciltator)
Presenter: Guest Speaker TBD with Panel*
*Speaker Panel: Ken Akizuki, MD, Dave Groeschner, ATC, Rafael Escamilla, Ph.d., Tony Reale, PT, Kyle Yamashiro, PT
Throwing Rehab
Dave Groeschner, ATC
Preparing the pitcher
Anthony Reyes, ATC
Pelvic Asymmetries Eval and Rehab exercises
Tony Reale PT
Soft Tissue
Interventions and techniques (Site to be Determined)
Christopher Daprato, PT
Return to hitting progression: (lower body and trunk emphasis)
Eric Ortega, ATC
PNF Trunk and strengthening
Kyle Yamashiro, PT
Base Running Mechanics
Carl Cochan, Strength Coach


Our Friday program on Friday, January 15, 2016 will take place at Hotel Nikko. Our activities on Saturday, January 16, 2016 will be held at AT&T Park, Home of the San Francisco Giants.

Hotel Nikko

Located just outside Union Square, Hotel Nikko is within easy walking distance of shops, sporting events, local attractions, the world-famous cable cars, Chinatown, and more.

The San Francisco Giants have negotiated great guest room rates at the Hotel Nikko for our Sports Medicine Conference attendees.
Make your reservation today!

AT&T Park - Home of the San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park has served as the home of the San Francisco Giants since 2000. It is located at what has come to be known as baseball's perfect address, 24 Willie Mays Plaza. It boasts of breathtaking views of the bridge and the surrounding bay, features an inspiring 9-foot statue of America's Greatest Living Ballplayer Willie Mays, an 80-ft coca cola super-slide, and a 26-ft replica of a vintage 1927 four-fingered baseball mitt among other things. We are excited to be able to host our Saturday programming at the ballpark.

Contact Us

Limited amount of discounted student rates available.

Please contact Kara Maiko, our Event Coordinator, for more information.