Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 7:30AM – 5:30PM | Mansfield Health Education Center | Billings, MT


Be sure to save the date for the next Magic City Sports Medicine Conference, coming up May 18, 2024.

The 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.


33rd Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference

May 18th, 2024

Theme: Connecting Regional Culture with Sports Medicine

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Conference Check In at Mansfield Health Education Center on Campus of St. Vincent’s

7:55 – 8:00 Welcome – Jim Elliott, MD


Session 1: 8:00 AM -10:00 AM

“Native American Athlete – past, present and future” – Featuring Dr. Wade Davies, Dr. Steven Williamson & Kola Bad Bear

  • >A discussion of the Native American athlete and the influence the culture has on sport. The impact of family, faith, alternative medicine and cultural considerations will be discussed.<


Session 2: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

“Clinical Considerations in Rural Clinics” – Jon Sunchild, ATC

  • >Discuss different cultural attitudes and beliefs health care professionals can recognize to better meet the patient’s needs from the Native American community.<

Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Wade Davies, Dr. Steven Williamson, Jon Sunchild, ATC and Kola Bad Bear

  • >Discuss through question and answer format that understanding different cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds can help healthcare providers provide better quality of care.<

“Lab: Braces – How to fit and adjust orthopedic braces”  – Ross Powell and Austin Reay

  • >Discuss through an interactive lab the common orthopedic braces including proper fitting techniques.<


LUNCH Provided by Yellowstone Kellys


Session 3: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

“Biologic and Non-Biologic Interventions in Sports Medicine” – Ben Phipps, MD

  • >Discuss injectable and other treatment options, their indications and evidence in sports and musculoskeletal medicine and care.<

Pediatric ACL Reconstruction” – Josh Bowler, MD

  • >Differentiate between pediatric and adult ACL reconstructions with emphasis on the pediatric population.<

“Tensionless Rotator Cuff Repair” – Steve Klepps, MD

  • >Discuss the newest technique for surgical repair of the rotator cuff and considerations for patient care.<


Session 4: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

“Lab: Orthopedic Hand Splints”  – Garrett Baldry, OT and Kailey Lewis-Smith, OT

  • >Discuss through an interactive lab the common upper extremity splinting techniques.<

“Weight Debate” Anna Kasperick, RD

  • >Discuss the effects of chronic dieting, popular mainstream diets and the use of medication for weight management.<

“Lab: An introduction to barefoot training and isometrics”– Dayne Dyer, CSCS & Justin Smith, MS, CSCS, SCCC

  • >Discuss through an interactive lab the evidence behind barefoot training and how to implement it into your training regime.<

BOC Compliance Statements

Ortho Montana is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.

BOC Continuing Education Credits available. PT credits available. NSCA Credits Pending Approval.

Certificates will be emailed by July 1st after completion of the post conference survey and verification of attendance.



AMP Policies

AMP Cancellation Policy

A full refund is provided to all participants who cancel at least 5 days in advance. Written notice is to be provided to the conference coordinator.

AMP Grievance Policy

Any attendees who are dissatisfied with the programming should report the specifics of their dissatisfaction to the coordinator of the specific programming within 10 business days of the programming.

The coordinator of the programming has 10 business days to investigate the grievance & address the attendees concerns.

AMP Non Discrimination Statement

Athletic Medicine and Performance (AMP) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation or age. AMP is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.

Ortho Montana is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.

AMP Conflict of Interest

Athletic Medicine and Performance (AMP) is a partnership of SCL Health St. Vincent, Ortho Montana, and Yellowstone Surgery Center. The staff members of AMP are employees of one of these partnering companies. Through AMP, payment is provided for healthcare services to the Athletic Trainers.

This conference is sponsored by AMP, Athletic Medicine & Performance.

$90/person before May 1st, 2024

$100/person after May 1st, 2024

Lunch will be provided.

For Conference Details Contact:

Stacy Molt, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

(406) 281-0714

Mansfield Health Education Center
St. Vincent Healthcare Campus
2900 12th Ave. North #30W, Billings, MT