January 18-22, 2017
Florida Podiatric Medical Association SAM Meeting
March 11-12, 2017
Ankle Tendinopathy Master's Course
April 27-30, 2017
Midwest Podiatry Conference
June 26-29, 2017
National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Conference
July 27-30, 2017
American Podiatric Medical Association National Meeting
September 14-17, 2017
AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting
2016 AAPSM/Western Munich meeting a success. This year’s meeting featured AAPSM members Amol Saxena, John Grady, Lou Galli & Todd Obrien (Saxena’s first Fellow) in Munich Germany December 2-3. US attendees aged in age from 32-82, and from Maine to Hawaii. The meeting was also attended by Japanese Orthopedic surgeons and a Czech Neurologist who changed his focus to podiatry. A special workshop on ESWT and a new technology called “EMTT” was conducted by Prof. Ludger Gerdesmeyer. Saxena also spoke on Achilles Tendinopathy in the main session of the German Association of Foot & Ankle Surgery along with John Visser.
Pictured from left to right: Hans Gollwitzer, MD, DPMs Stan Zusman, Todd Obrien, Amol Saxena, Warren Bevard,
Andrew Yun, Lou Galli, Mirek Harvrdova, MD, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, & John Grady, DPM
The Running Event is the biggest running retailer event with thousands of running retailers meeting for 4 days of lectures. AAPSM Fellows Rob Conenello DPM, Matt Werd DPM and Brian Fullem DPM (pictured above, left to right) recently presented an hour long lecture titled "Dealing with running injuries at the fitting stool." The talk was standing room only and highlighted some of the common running injuries that running store employees may encounter and when to refer them to the local sports Podiatrist. The event was held Orlando, Florida this year and will return to its usual location in Austin, Texas next year.
Dr. Rob Conenello (pictured above, left) and Dr. Mark Cucuzzella (pictured above, right) recently gave a talk at The Running Event titled "Running Injuries, Still Undefeated". Dr. Cucuzzella is a primary care Physician in West Virginia who treats runners and gears his practice towards helping people be healthier through exercise. Dr. Conenello is a Past President of the AAPSM practicing in Orangeburg, NY. The two sports experts spoke about how to improve the function of the foot and leg and run injury free. Dr. Conenello and Dr. Cucuzella has lectured the past two years at the AAPSM stand alone meeting.
2016 Stand Alone Meeting
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Helping patients manage an orthotic device can be challenging, but doing so in the face of uneven terrain is a balancing act between stability, mobility, and strength. Device adjustments and rehabilitation protocols can help patients avoid asymmetries and reduce the risk of falling.
The term “uneven terrain” may bring to mind the most dramatic circumstances—a steep ramp in an indoor parking garage, a narrow spiral staircase, a dirt path littered with rocks, twigs, and other debris. But uneven terrain can also apply to changes in indoor flooring—such as from tile to wood, or from a low-pile carpet to a plusher one—or to other flooring fixtures, such as doorway thresholds. All of these examples of uneven ground can sometimes trip up an able-bodied person, so what happens when an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) or other orthotic device is introduced?
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As a service to our AAPSM Fellows and Associates, we are providing a list of organizations and events that may need a sports medicine podiatrist to be involved. Although we have no formal relationship with these groups, we encourage you to contact an organization or an event in your community, and request information. In addition, if you know of additional events, please contact Rita Yates (email@example.com), and we will post on our website. You should be aware that the specifics and parameters of your participation is dependent on the organizer's or group's requirements, and your qualifications. The AAPSM is not held responsible for your involvement or lack thereof.
1. USA Track and Field- SACRAMENTO
The USATF Outdoor Championships are returning to Sacramento June 23-25, 2017. The best track and field athletes in the country will compete to qualify for the IAAF World Championships next summer at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
Marketing and Communications Manager
USA Track & Field
2. AAU Junior Olympic Games
Phone: 407-934-7200 (O)
Houston, Texas: July 27 through August 6, 2016
Detroit, Michigan: July 26 through August 5, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa: July 25 through August 4, 2018
3. Maccabiah Games
Jed Margolis, Executive Director
(215) 561-6900 Ext. 4152
A. World Maccabiah Games, Israel, July 2017
B. International Junior (JCC) Maccabiah Games in Birmingham,AL in 2007
Four years before the city hosts the 2021 World Games, Birmingham, AL will be one of the host cities for the international JCC Maccabi Games. The JCC Maccabi Games is part of the Jewish Community Centers Association, and is held in three communities across North America each summer. Roughly 6,000 Jewish teens from ages 13 to 16 participate each year in an Olympic-style sporting event. It is regarded as the second-largest organized sports program for Jewish teens in the world, with each venue welcoming several dozen delegations. At least 700 teens will participate in the Birmingham games, which will include sports competitions and a day of community service. The games, held in late July or early August, will also attract parents and chaperones for the week.
4. US Lacrosse National Championships
Girls, July 28th- July 30th, 2017, Richmond, VA
5. Tennis - National Tennis Championships
Adult (Category 1-https://www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-Adult-Senior-Tournaments/2016_usta_national_category_i_schedule/
Adult (Category 2-https://www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-Adult-Senior-Tournaments/2016_category_ii_schedule/ )
6. USA Cycling
Snowshoe Mountain, W. Va., will host the 2017-18 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, while Missoula, Mont., will host the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships, and the Collegiate Road National Championships will be in Grand Junction, Colo., during the two-year period. The 2017-18 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships heads to Grand Junction, Colo., home of Colorado Mesa University
8. Cross Country Championships
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
NCAA Division I – NCAA Sites: MEN | WOMEN | Meet History
2016: Terre Haute, Ind. (host: Indiana State), November 19
2017: Louisville, Ky. (host: Louisville), November 18
9. Indoor Track Championships
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
NCAA Division I – NCAA Sites: MEN | WOMEN | Meet History
2017: College Station, Texas (host: Texas A&M), March 10-11
2018: College Station, Texas (host: Texas A&M), March 9-10
10. Outdoor Track & Field
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
NCAA Division I – NCAA Sites: MEN | WOMEN | Meet History
(preliminary rounds, West)
2016: Lawrence, Kan. (host: Kansas), May 26-28
2017: Austin, Texas (host: Texas), May 25-27
2018: Sacramento, Calif. (host: Sacramento State), May 24-26
(preliminary rounds, East)
2016: Jacksonville, Fla. (host: North Florida), May 26-28
2017: Lexington, Ky. (host: Kentucky), May 25-27
2018: Tampa, Fla. (host: USF), May 24-26
2016: Eugene, Ore. (host: Oregon), June 8-11
2017: Eugene, Ore. (host: Oregon), June 7-10
2018: Eugene, Ore. (host: Oregon), June 6-9
2019: Eugene, Ore. (host: Oregon)
2020: Eugene, Ore. (host: Oregon)
2021: Eugene, Ore. (host: Oregon)
NCAA Division II – NCAA Sites: MEN | WOMEN | Meet History
2016: Bradenton, Fla. (host: Tampa), May 26-28
2017: Bradenton, Fla. (host: Tampa), May 25-27
2018: Sioux Falls, S.D. (host: Sioux Falls), May 24-26
NCAA Division III – NCAA Sites: MEN | WOMEN | Meet History
2016: Waverly, Iowa (host: Wartburg), May 26-28
2017: Geneva, Ohio (host: Mount Union), May 25-27
2018: La Crosse, Wis. (host: UW-La Crosse), May 24-26
11. Special Olympics
12. Triathlon Nationals and Regional Championships
Dr. Stan James came to Eugene, OR from Iowa in 1967 at the request of orthopedic surgeon Donald Jones to do hand surgery. He quickly saw there was more business in lower extremity problems, particularly since the jogging boom was started recently by Univ of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman. He told the front desk after six months, that, he was now a knee surgeon. Over his career he treated many “U of O” athletes and Olympians. Though he never treated famed runner Steve Prefontaine, because according to him, “Pre” was a freak and never injured, he said he had to treat many runners who tried to train with him, and got injured trying.
One of Dr. James most famous cases was an arthroscopic knee surgery performed on future Gold Medalist Joan Benoit. She developed lateral knee pain just prior to the 1984 Olympic Marathon Trials that was not responding to typical treatment, and rest was not an option. Both frustrated, he performed a diagnostic knee arthroscopy, and found a lateral plica (fibrous band) that he’d never seen before. He excised it because it was “guilt by association”, exactly where her pain was. She was able to run a few days later & won the Olympic marathon trials 17 days later. Three months later, she became the first winner of an Olympic marathon for women.
Dr. James had developed an interest in running biomechanics. He confided that since orthopedists had little training (or interest) in that regard, podiatrists Sheldon Langer and Justin Wernick flew out to Eugene, OR and educate him and his staff. He later published research on some of his findings and is still doing so today (at 85 years young!). He helped Nike get started as well, offering his insight on running injuries. Dr. James was instrumental in not only starting the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, but also lectured and help educate at the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine meetings in the 1970’s. He knew many of our founding fathers and was well respected. Coincidently, years later, former AAPSM President, Mike Heaslet treated his wife Julie. He and I have collaborated on cases particularly in the past ten years and he has always been a gentleman and positive role model. Because of his contribution to podiatric sports medicine and past support of the AAPSM, Brian Fullem & I presented him with an honorary member certificate and the Barnes Award at Pre’s Rock at the Olympic Trials this weekend. We look forward to have him attend our AAPSM meeting this fall in Portland, 40 years after he lectured.
By Amol Saxena, DPM
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that AAPSM Vice President Amol Saxena, DPM will have two chapters featured in the Polish translation of the book entitled Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Dr. Saxena has announced that his royalties from this publication will be donated to CANDLES Holocaust Museum, (www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org), an educational center founded by Holocaust survivors Eva and Michael Kor, parents of current AAPSM President, Alex Kor, DPM.
Dr. Saxena’s work is also included in the German book on Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy and Endoscopy (http://www.schattauer.de/de/book/detail/product/1150-arthroskopie-an-sprunggelenk-und-fuss.html)
AAPSM President Alex Kor, DPM, (l) congratulates AAPSM Excellence in Athletic Training Award recipient Edward Lacerte at the NATA meeting in Baltimore Friday afternoon.
Ed Lacerte, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer for the NBA Boston Celtics was selected to receive the 2016 American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine “Excellence in Athletic Training” Award. This award was presented by the AAPSM to Mr. Lacerte for this commitment and excellence in the field of podiatric sports medicine. The Award was presented during the National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Lacerte was nominated by AAPSM Member John T. Hester, DPM.
Special thanks to AAPSM Fellows Dr.’s Alex Kor, Howard Osterman and David Levine for presenting a sports medicine track “Exercise Your Mind – Perspective from 3 Podiatric Sports Medicine Experts”. Thanks also to Mark Timmons (far left) from NATA for serving as moderator.
AAPSM President Alex Kor, DPM, congratulates David Craig on his induction into the NATA Hall of Fame.
Thomas Sgarlato, DPM
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Sgarlato, DPM . A true visionary, an AAPSM founding father and a podiatrist who is on the "Mt. Rushmore of podiatric sports medicine", Dr. Sgarlato will be sorely missed by all in our profession and beyond.I invite each of you to write a note of condolence for featuring in an upcoming issue of the AAPSM Newsletter.
"A Day of Sports Medicine"
By Martina Randall, DPM
A collaborative lecture series took place at Barry University on the evening of Tuesday, June 7th. With over 30 residents and students in attendance, the evening was spent highlighting common athletic injuries that occur in the foot and ankle. Lecture topics consisted of; Osteochondral Lesions, Lateral Ankle Instability, Peroneal Tendinopathy, Compartment Syndrome, and Achilles Tendinopathy, providing an inclusive review of injury etiology, and treatment of the various pathologies. A brief intermission between lectures provided time for attendings, residents, and students to further discuss lecture topics, network, and browse vendors. A brief history of AAPSM, in addition to an overview of the newly updated website, such as educational video dissections, and pathology specific articles were also discussed as a part of our member benefits. Each lecture was very informative and well presented, and was done so by local residents and attendings with an interest in the field of sports medicine. Third year student and current president of AAPSM- Barry University student chapter Ryan Apt was presented with the Robert M. Barnes memorial scholarship. This lecture was indeed a great start to what we hope to be the beginning of a consistent multi-program educational forum in South Florida, increasing both student and resident participation in the AAPSM. I am looking forward to our next meeting, in which we hope to having an even greater turn out.
Barry Student is Recipient of 30th AAPSM Barnes Scholarship
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) awarded the Robert Barnes Student Scholarship to Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine 3rd year podiatric medicine student Ryan Apt. This scholarship award was presented on June 7, 2016 at the AAPSM Day of Sports Medicine held at Barry.
Ryan is the 30th student to receive this honor. The Robert Barnes scholarship is named in honor of Robert Barnes, DPM, one of the founding fathers of podiatric sports medicine. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student, based on an essay and involvement in a student chapter of AAPSM.
Emily Keeter, AAPSM President Alex Kor, DPM and Jessica Arneson
Congratulations to Robert Barnes Memorial Scholarship winners Emily Keeter (left) and Jessica Arneson (right). Both Emily and Jessica received the Barnes Scholarship presented by American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine President Alex Kor, DPM (center). The scholarship was given during Saturday’s AAPSM Day of Sports Medicine at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. The scholarship is awarded by the AAPSM to an AAPSM Student Chapter member who shows extreme passion and drive in the field of podiatric sports medicine.
At the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Annual Stand Alone Meeting held this past September in West Point, New York the AAPSM Executive Board presented amended bylaw changes to the membership that would reflect new board positions effective the first of each year. The AAPSM membership voted to adopt the amended bylaws effective January 1, 2016.
The AAPSM is pleased to announce that Alex Kor, DPM, a sports medicine podiatrist originally from Terre Haute, Indiana has been elected President. Dr. Kor received his B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University. He received his D.P.M. degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Kor has served as the team podiatrist at the N.C.A.A. Division I level (University of Evansville), the N.C.A.A. Division II level (Bowie State University in Bowie, MD) and at the N.C.A.A. Division III level (Knox College in Galesburg, IL).
Elected along with Dr. Kor are: Vice President- Amol Saxena, DPM - Palo Alto, California; Secretary/Treasurer- Maggie Fournier, DPM – Onalaska, Wisconsin; and newly elected Director – R. Clint Laird, DPM, Port Charlotte, Florida. David Jenkins, DPM, Glendale, Arizona serves as Immediate Past President. Rita J. Yates, of Ocala, Florida, serves as AAPSM Executive Director, while Board member Dianne Mitchell, DPM, from Sacramento, California is currently on hiatus.
“It is a privilege to serve as the AAPSM’s new president and to continue implementing the strategic plan that was put into place by my predecessors,” stated Dr. Kor.
For additional information on the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine or ways to get involved, please feel free to visit our website at www.aapsm.org or contact our Executive Director, Rita Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our own AAPSM President David Jenkins, DPM, who recently received Clinician of the Year for Special Olympics Arizona Healthy Athletes Program! Way to go Dr. Jenkins!!
Pictured with Dr. Jenkins is Special Olympics Arizona Healthy Athletes Manager Jesse Thompson
AAPSM Past Presidents Dr.s Paul Langer, Rob Conenello and Matt Werd along with Fellow Dr. Brian Fullem hanging with Meb Keflezighi and learning about new innovations from Elliptigo at The Running Event in Austin, Texas.
The AAPSM is excited to announce that Fellow and Board Member Brian Fullem, DPM, is writing a blog on a new Website, AthleteBiz. It was founded by a Bucknell running alum, Jack Wickens. Dr. Fullem intends on blogging about our upcoming stand alone meeting and other exciting AAPSM happenings! It is an interesting website and different approach, surf around the site. Click here.
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) Fellow in Training Andrew Yun, DPM, from Menlo Park, California was selected to present his 2015 Graduate Student Fellow Poster on "Percutaneus Plating of Fibular Fractures" at the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science Meeting held February 19-22 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. His poster was selected by the JCSMS committee. Dr. Yun completed his fellowship under Amol Saxena, DPM.
Photo L-R: Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, Amol Saxena, DPM,
John Grady, DPM and Stuart Metcalfe, FPodA, FCPod (S)
The AAPSM was well represented among the speakers in the English speaking track at the 22nd Annual Foot & Ankle Conference with the German Association for Foot Surgery held recently in Munich, Germany. The speakers in the group photo include Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer, one of the world's foremost experts on Shockwave therapy. Dr Gerdesmeyer headed a study on shockwave and a paper concerning that study will be published soon in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. A new device from Storz Medical - about to receive FDA approval - was evaluated in a Level 1, double blinded protocol study that included AAPSM members Drs. Amol Saxena, Rich Bouche, Lou Galli and Brian Fullem. Dr Amol Saxena gave several lectures and headed a cadaver lab at Arthrex headquarters in Munich. Dr. John Grady spoke on heel pain that is NOT plantar fasciitis, and British Foot Surgeon Dr. Stuart Metcalfe gave a highly entertaining lecture on surgical complication in Hallux Valgus. The lecture hall was standing room only during this portion of the meeting.
Attendees of the Western University / American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Cadaver Lab held December 4, 2014 in Munich as part of the German Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting were guests of Nike Europe. This took place at the Munich (Germany) 1972 Olympic Stadium and Nike invited doctors to wear-test the latest Nike running shoes. Nike sponsored the appearance of Marathon World Record Holder Paula Radcliffe for the Pagliano Golden Foot Award presentation later in the the meeting. In addition, Nike gave gift certificates to all attendees for $185. A future event with Nike for AAPSM members is planned for 2015.
Photo L-R: Dr.'s John Grady, Amol Saxena and Brian Fullem
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Board Members Dr. Amol Saxena and Dr. Brian Fullem awarded the newly named Dr. John Pagliano Golden Foot Award to marathon World Record Holder Paula Radcliffe. The AAPSM Golden Foot Award is given to honor those individuals that help to promote a healthy lifestyle and the importance of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Saxena organized a US contingent, under the auspices of the AAPSM to attend the 22nd Annual meeting of the German Association for Foot Surgery that was held in Munich, Germany last week.
Paula Radcliffe is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon (2002, 2003, 2005), three-time New York Marathon champion (2004, 2007, 2008), and won the 2002 Chicago Marathon. She has represented Great Britain at the Olympics four times consecutively (1996 to 2008).American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Board Members
Dr. David Jenkins, President of AAPSM recently completed the Qualified Armed Posse (QAP) Academy. The training provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was over 100 hours and allows Posse members to utilize a firearm in their official duties. Dr. Jenkins is currently a member of the MARK9, a canine search and rescue posse with MCSO.
In an acknowledgement of the legacy of the late Dr. John Pagliano, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine recently voted to change the name of its current “Golden Foot Award” to the “John Pagliano Golden Foot Award”. The name change honors the unique and important contributions of Dr. Pagliano in the field of podiatric sports medicine. Many of our members have stated that it was Dr. Pagliano’s passion, energy and leadership that inspired them to pursue a career in podiatry. “As both an accomplished athlete and a pioneer in sports medicine we feel he is the perfect embodiment of the award,” stated current AAPSM President Paul Langer, DPM.
The John Pagliano Golden Foot Award will continue to be presented to individuals who, through effort and example, have significantly contributed to the public awareness of the importance of physical fitness and the role of podiatric sports medicine in the care of the athlete. Past recipients of the award have included; David Beckham, Walter Payton, Warren Moon, and Alberto Salazar, to name a few.
The AAPSM and the sports medicine community owe a debt of gratitude to the accomplishments of Dr. Pagliano and hope this award given annually in his name will remain a small part of sustaining his great legacy.
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Present e-Learning to offer you a great deal to attend the PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit Midwest Conference at a significantly discounted rate. The Residency Summit Midwest Conference offers a wonderful opportunity to the members of AAPSM to earn CME credits while networking with colleagues in our profession. Their special registration offer makes the conference even more valuable and we are thrilled to be able to pass this along to you... Click here to read more (PDF).
AAPSM at 2014 New York Clinical
AAPSM past presidents and fellows represented the AAPSM at the recent NY Clinical Conference held at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
Florida Podiatric Medical Association/SAM Meeting
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow Brian Fullem, DPM delivers an outstanding lecture entitled “Stress Fractures in Athletes; Common Myths in Podiatric Medicine; Orthotics Cure All, and Can’t be a Fracture Because the X-Rays are Negative” at the Florida Podiatric Medical Association/SAM meeting held last Thursday in Orlando.
AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates Elected to Podiatry Management Hall of Fame
Congratulations to AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates on her election to the Podiatry Management Hall of Fame. Rita now joins an elite group of podiatrists and podiatry related individuals who have shaped the podiatric profession over the last half century. This election is considered by most to be the highest honor an individual can receive in podiatry and unique in that it is apolitical in nature.
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