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Sports Medicine Conference

Presented by Dignity Health
San Francisco, California
January 16 & 17, 2015

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Join us for the San Francisco Giants First 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.

Register today for $260! Prices will increase December 15, 2014!
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  • List of Faculty
  • Preliminary Agenda
  • Locations
  • Sponsors
  • Contact Us

List of Faculty

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COURSE DIRECTORS:

Kenneth Akizuki, MD

  • Team Physician, Orthopedics - San Francisco Giants
  • Director - Center for Joint Preservation, San Francisco

Dave Groeschner, ATC

  • Head Atheletic Trainer - San Francisco Giants

COURSE ORGANIZERS:

Rafael Escamilla, PhD, PT, CSCS

  • Professor & Director of Biomechanics Laboratory - CSU, Sacramento
  • Research Director - Results Physical Therapy, Sacramento

Kyle Yamashiro, PT, CSCS

  • President & Owner - Results Physical Therapy, Sacramento

SF GIANTS & GUEST FACULTY:

Angie Botto-Van Bemden, PhD, ATC, CSCS

  • Medical Science Liaison - Sanofi Biosurgery
  • President/Founder - Musculoskeletal Research International

Rafael Escamilla, PhD, PT, CSCS

  • Professor & Director of Biomechanics Laboratory - CSU, Sacramento
  • Research Director - Results Physical Therapy, Sacramento

Erin Isanhart, DPT

  • Physical Therapist - South Bay Sports & Preventative Medicine Associates, Inc.

Carl Kochan, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-PES, CES, & FMS

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach - San Francisco Giants

Danielle LaFata, MA, RD, CSSD, CPT

  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
  • Nutritionist - US Men's National Soccer Team

Timothy McAdams, MD

  • Team Physician, Hand/Wrist - San Francisco Giants
  • Team Physician, Orthopedics - San Francisco Forty-Niners

Eric Ortega, ATC, CSCS

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer - San Francisco Giants

Tony Reale, DPT

  • Team Physical Therapist - San Francisco Giants

Anthony Reyes, ATC, CSCS

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer - San Francisco Giants

Anthony Saglimbeni, MD

  • Team Physician - Internal Medicine - San Francisco Giants
  • President - South Bay Sports and Preventive Medicine Associates, Inc.

Gary Waslewski, MD

  • Orthopedic Consultant - San Francisco Giants & Chicago Cubs
  • Head Orthopedic Surgeon - NHL Phoenix Coyotes

Preliminary Agenda

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015:
7:00am - 8:00am
Check - In/Registration, Visit with Sponsors
8:00am - 8:05am
Introductions
8:05am - 10:35am
Shoulder and Elbow Injuries:
Shoulder Biomechanics, Pathomechanics, & Pathology
Presenter: Rafael Escamilla
Shoulder Differential Diagnostics/Treatment Options/Surgery
Presenter: Ken Akizuki, MD
Shoulder Rehab Considerations: Conservative, Post-Surgical, & Pediatric Perspective; Evidence-Based Research
Presenters: Rafael Escamilla, Tony Reale, & Kyle Yamashiro
Elbow Biomechanics, Pathomechanics, and Pathology
Presenter: Rafael Escamilla
Elbow Differential Diagnostics/Treatment Options/Surgery
Presenter: Ken Akizuki, MD
Elbow Rehab Considerations: Conservative, Post-Surgical, & Pediatric to Professional Perspective
Presenter: Tony Reale & Kyle Yamashiro
10:15am - 10:35am
Break
10:35am - 12:15pm
Throwing Programs
Criteria to Initiate/Phases of Throwing
Presenter: Tony Reale
Holds/Heavy Ball Rehab/Conditioning/Long Toss
Presenter: Rafael Escamilla PhD
Pearls & Pitfalls
Presenter: Dave Groeschner
Pediatric/Youth Baseball: Two-out drill & Preseason Risk Assessment
Presenter: Kyle Yamashiro
Round Table Discussion & Youth Baseball Recommendations
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm - 2:50pm
Hip & Hand Injuries:
Hip Pathology: FAI Diagnosis and Treatment
Presenter: Gary Waslewski, MD
Hip Injury Rehab and Prevention
Presenter: Tony Reale
Common Hand Injuries
Presenter: Tim McAdams, MD
Blisters: Pearls of Prevention and Management
Presenter: Dave Groeschner
2:50pm - 3:00pm
Break
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Strength & Conditioning and Common Baseball Injuries
Strength and Conditioning
- Prevention of Shoulder and Elbow Injuries
- Pre-Season/In-Season/Off-Season Fitness
- Performance Enhancement
Presenter: Carl Kochan
3:15pm - 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Strength & Conditioning and Additional Health Topics:
Strength and Conditioning
- Pre-Season/In-Season/Off-Season Fitness
- Performance Enhancement
Presenter: Carl Kochan
Nutrition: Basics, Diet, & Supplements
Presenter: Danielle LaFata
Concussion Update
Presenter: Anthony Saglimbeni, MD
Concussion Rehabilitation
Presenter: Erin Isanhart
Platelet Rich Plasma
Presenter: Angie Botto-Van Bemden
Current Trends & MLB Topics: DZ/MRSA, Physicals, etc.
Presenter: TBD
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015:
MORNING SESSION
8:00am - 8:50am
Check-In and Light Breakfast at Ballpark
9:00am - 12:15pm
All Morning Sessions
Pitching Guest Speaker
Presenter: Guest Speaker TBD with Panel*
*Speaker Panel:
Ken Akizuki, MD, Dave Groeschner, ATC, Rafael Escamilla, Ph.d., Kyle Yamashiro PT and/or Tony Reale, PT
Hitting Guest Speaker
Presenter: Guest Speaker TBD with Panel*
*Speaker Panel:
Ken Akizuki, MD, Dave Groeschner, ATC, Rafael Escamilla, Ph.d., Kyle Yamashiro PT and/or Tony Reale, PT
Shoulder and Elbow Evaluation
Ken Akizuki, MD
10:20pm - 10:30pm
BREAK
Concussion Rehab for the Baseball Player Erin Larsen Isanhart, DPT
ATC Perspective: Key Points to Watching the Game
Dave Groeschner, ATC
Importance of Dynamic Warm up for baseball (Demo)
Carl Kochan, CSCS
12:05pm - 12:15pm
Logistics of afternoon program
12:15pm - 1:15pm
LUNCH
AFTERNOON SESSION
1:15pm - 1:30pm
Organize Groups and Follow Group Lead to session
1:30pm - 3:30pm
BREAKOUT SESSION II (Lecture 35 min x 3)
Pitching: 120-125 participants GROUP A, B, C (40 in each group)
Hitting: 120-125 participants GROUP D, E, F (40 in each group)
Pitching
Throwing Rehab mound progression: Dave Groeschner, ATC
Preparing the pitcher: Stretching and Manual techniques Anthony Reyes, ATC
Strengthening: PNF, Rotator cuff and Scapular strength Tony Reale PT
Hitting
Return to hitting progression: Eric Ortega, ATC
Trunk and Rotational strengthening
Kyle Yamashiro, PT
FMS for the position player
Carl Kochan, Strength Coach
3:45pm-4:00pm
Conclusion of Program
Ken Akizuki, M.D.
Handout certificates and complete surveys

Locations

Our Friday program on Friday, January 16, 2015 will take place at the historic Palace Hotel. Our activities on Saturday, January 17, 2015 will be held at AT&T Park, Home of the San Francisco Giants.

The Palace Hotel

The Palace has remained a renowned landmark and an icon of luxury in San Francisco since 1875. Located at the Southwest corner of Market and New Montgomery Streets, it is right in the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from Union Square, Chinatown and the Financial District, and a short drive or cable car ride from Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, AT&T Park, and a variety of other museums and attractions.

The San Francisco Giants have negotiated great guest room rates at the Palace Hotel for our Sports Medicine Conference attendees. Rates start at $219 per night (excluding taxes)
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, please note transportation to the ballpark from the Palace Hotel will be provided.

Sponsors

Sponsor Information Coming Soon

Contact Us

Please contact Sherie Lo Giudice, our Event Coordinator, for more information.
Phone: (415) 580-0709
Email: info@sfbaseballconference.com