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AMP (Ortho Montana, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Yellowstone Surgery Center)

32nd Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference


Date: May 20th, 2023

Conference Theme: Contact Sports

Presenters: Tyler Clark-MD, Jim Elliott-MD, Laura Opstedal-DPT, Steve Klepps-MD, Eric Neal-MD, Josh Bowler-MD, Justin Smith-CSCS, Ben Phipps-MD, Heather Hansen-MD, Anna Kasperick-RD, Lauren Hasquet-DPT and Dayne Dyer, CSCS



I: Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion

II: Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis

III: Immediate and Emergency Care

IV: Therapeutic Intervention

V: Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility



Objectives: Following this program attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the special anatomical considerations for the skeletally immature patient, including the

unique features of pediatric bone

  1. Classify pediatric growth plate fractures according to the Salter Harris Classification
  2. Explain General principles for pediatric fractures and dislocations
  3. List common injuries extremity fractures and dislocations


Participant Assessment: A quiz will be given to assess learning as well as all attendees must complete a program assessment and evaluation. Upon completion of these a Statement of attendance will be issued.


From the BOC Approved Provider handbook: Professional practice gap is the difference between the current state of “what is” and the desirable or achievable state “what should be” in regards to competency, performance and/or patient outcomes. Educational need is defined as the need for education on a specific topic identified by a gap in professional practice. This is the foundation of developing compliant CE programs under BOC requirements.


The goal of any CE activity is to change competence and/or performance and ‘or patient outcomes.


Professional Practice Gap: The 32nd Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference is an annual sports medicine conference that focuses on the education of athletic trainers, physical therapists and other allied health care fields. At the conclusion of the 31st Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference, an evaluation from the attendees was collected and those results were tabulated. The results from the evaluations requested specific topics to be discussed by the Orthopedic surgeons such as shoulder instability, fracture management and specific return to play criteria.. The results also requested for updates and advancements in the field of orthopedics.


Educational Need: The planning committee for the 32nd Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference identified topics and speakers to meet the practice gap and educational needs.


The focus of this year’s conference is on “Contact Sports” in sports medicine. The Athletic Medicine and Performance (AMP)  team of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, registered dieticians and strength and conditioning personnel will work towards the same goal of returning an athlete back to their specific sport regardless of the type of injury.


The term athletes cover the full age spectrum and an allied healthcare professionals (PTs, ATs, RDs, CSCS, LMTs, etc) must be able to treat these athletes who do not fit the model traditionally taught in school. Health care professionals (HCP) should know general principles for pediatric and adult injuries including evaluation, pain management, splinting/casting guidelines, and compartment syndrome. HCP should be able to apply this knowledge to practice in assessing and managing of injuries including fractures, instability, nonoperative versus operative and referral process.


HCP should also be culturally competent/sensitive. The difference in treatment strategies from one geographic region to another varies. The anatomy and physiology are constant, but treatment standards vary dependent on resources, practitioner knowledge and cultural standards.


Clinical Bottom Line:

Athletic trainers, physical therapists and other allied health care professionals need to be cognizant of the differential diagnoses for injuries in order to be able to identify, refer, treat and return to play for each specific case. An interdisciplinary team cohesively networks to improve the outcome of patient care as these professionals work together to accurately diagnose, treat – including surgical interventions and rehabilitate and recondition patients to return to activity/sport. Treatment plans, appropriate referral strategies, understanding of surgical techniques, nutrition services and prevention and reconditioning programs are all key components to individualized plans of care.


References: will be on presentation slides

PowerPoint/Google Slides will be available for all attendees on the AMP website:

Speakers will disclose any conflicts of interest during their presentation and abide by Copyright law (see