Pre-Participation Sports Physical Exams

Get ready for the season with MedStar Sports Medicine. Pre-participation sports physical examinations are conducted by our speciality trained staff. The comprehensive exam includes:

  • Height and weight
  • Vision
  • Flexibility screening
  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • General medical exam
  • Orthopedic exam

To make an appointment, call us at 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

MedStar Sports Medicine is proud to be the official medical team of the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Brigade, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Valor, US Lacrosse, and the majority of collegiate, high school and recreational teams in the region.

Pre-Participation Youth Sports Physical Exams at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Thank You for Registering for the PlayMore! Youth Sports Symposium

Thank You for Registering for the 2018 PlayMore! Youth Sports Symposium!


Please note that in order to complete registration, you will be asked to sign a media release and liability waiver form. This form is available below. If you have registered a child for the event, the waiver form must be signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the waiver or registration, feel free to contact Michelle Diggins at 410-772-6995 or Kezia Alexander at 410-261-8219. Please bring the signed form with you to PlayMore! on May 19th. We will also have this form on site at the registration desk for your signature.


We look forward to having you participate in the symposium and field day.
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
M&T Bank Stadium


Secondary Musculoskeletal Injury Risk after Concussion

  1. Daniel C. Herman, MD, PhD (University of Florida); Andrew Lincoln, ScD (MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center); Shane Caswell PhD, ATC (George Mason University)
  2. Funded by AMSSM
  3. Recent studies indicate that there is a high risk of musculoskeletal injury after return to play from concussion (RTP-C). However, the magnitude, duration, and the variables associated with this increased injury risk are not fully elucidated. This study aims to determine the magnitude and duration of musculoskeletal injury risk in high school athletes after RTP-C compared to control athletes. Athletes after RTP-C under standard clinical guidelines may be at elevated risk for serious musculoskeletal injuries. An understanding of this risk may be used to enhance post-concussion rehabilitation, inform RTP-C clinical decision making, and improve injury risk assessment and prevention.

The Epidemiology of Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Injuries Among Collegiate Athletes: Trends in Incidence, Management, and Timing of Return to Play Over a Decade of Surveillance

  1. Ebrahim Paryavi MD, MPH (Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital); Edward Fahkre, (Georgetown School of Medicine); Michael W. Kessler, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital) Kenneth Means, MD (Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital); Andrew Lincoln, ScD (MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center).
  2. Funded by MedStar Georgetown Research Partnership Grant
  3. We conducted a retrospective epidemiological study of upper extremity injuries (limited to hand, wrist and forearm level) sustained by collegiate athletes. This study utilizes data collected on an ongoing basis through the NCAA surveillance system. Our main goals are to describe the changing incidence of these injuries as well as variations in treatment over time and resulting differences in return to play timing. The results of this study will have implications for safety regulations and treatment protocols in athletes.

LaxPrep: Lower Extremity Injury Risk Reduction Program

  1. Justin Cooper, PT; Carissa Colangelo ATC; Lisa Hepburn PhD, MPH: Andrew Lincoln ScD, MS; MedStar Sports Medicine
  2. Funded by US Lacrosse
  3. The study aimed to create a lacrosse specific warm up program to be used by male and female lacrosse athletes prior to practice to reduce their risk for lower extremity injuries and increase strength and performance. Lower extremity injuries which include knee and ankle sprains and ligament tears are one of the most common injuries among both male and female lacrosse players yet scientific evidence has shown that the risk of these injuries can be reduced through correct training. US Lacrosse wanted to create a lacrosse-specific warm up program that could be used by coaches, players and parents throughout the lacrosse community to address this problem.

Sport Involvement of Youth Lacrosse Players: How Much Is Too Much?

  1. Lisa Hepburn PhD, MPH; Andrew Lincoln ScD, MS; Richard Ginsberg PhD; 1) MedStar Sports Medicine Research, Baltimore, MD 2: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  2. Funded by US Lacrosse
  3. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how much time youth lacrosse players spend practicing and playing lacrosse and what type of sport-related activities they participate in. We also wanted to learn more about their involvement with other sports. The youth sports landscape continues to change with trends toward higher levels of competition and single sport specialization at younger ages. For youth lacrosse players, this includes more opportunities to join travel or club teams, to play in weekend tournaments and to play lacrosse year-round. In some circumstances there is pressure at young ages for young athletes to choose one sport over another to allow complete focus on a single sport. While these opportunities provide many children with the chance to engage frequently in a sport they enjoy, medical professionals are concerned about how this increase in workload and scheduling as well as specialization is associated with the growing incidence in sports-related overuse injuries and sport drop-out.

Youth Player Experience Survey

  1. Lisa Hepburn PhD, MPH; Reginald Dunn, MS; Shane V. Caswell, PhD; Andrew. E. Lincoln, ScD.
  2. Funded by US Lacrosse
  3. US Lacrosse is interested in learning more about the youth lacrosse player experience. This includes understanding what affects the quality of the experience for both the youth player and their family. US Lacrosse believes the player experience is related to multiple factors including coaching, the social environment, costs related to participation, injuries, and required commitment at various levels of play. By investigating how these factors are related to the youth lacrosse experience US Lacrosse will gain a greater understanding on how to keep players engaged in the game longer, one of the goals of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. To address these questions, MedStar Sports Medicine and George Mason University researchers will develop questions to be administered through focus groups and surveys to parents of youth lacrosse player as well as youth lacrosse players.

Lacrosse Injury Surveillance

  1. Lisa Hepburn PhD, MPH, Andrew Lincoln ScD, MS; MedStar Sports Medicine Research, Baltimore, MD.
  2. Funded by US Lacrosse
  3. As the governing body of the sport of lacrosse, US Lacrosse is the leader in sport policy development. Setting policies related to player safety is a priority and it is therefore important for US Lacrosse to stay informed about injury rates and trends developing within the sport. Trained medical staff utilizing an electronic injury surveillance system at high school and youth lacrosse games and practices as well as summer tournament data, enables MedStar Sports Medicine Researchers to collect and analyze injury data quickly and efficiently. Collected data is analyzed by MedStar biostatisticians to produce reports for US Lacrosse. Data has been presented for single years and in summary form for the years of data that are available.