BSMPG 2012 Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Symposium

BSMPG is proud to announce the 2012 Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Specific speaker set.  Be sure to save the date for May 19/20 in Boston as these speakers join Craig Liebenson, Dr. Chris Powers, Alan Grodin, Bill Knowles, Irving "Boo" Schexnayder and many others for an event that you won't want to miss.

Bruce Williams








Break Through Podiatry

Topic: Hit the Ground Running: Appreciating the Importance of Foot Strike in NBA Injuries

**BREAKOUT SESSION ADDED: Restoring Gait with Evidence Based Medicine

There have been many published studies on the relationship between foot function and lower extremity injuries.  Specifically, a 2010 Study on NBA injuries showed that 62% of all injuries in professional basketball and 72% of all games missed were due to lower extremity injury.

There are many popular technologies on the market for quantifying data on gait and movement in sports.  GPS systems, accelerometers, jump plates, motion capture technology, and in-shoe pressure systems are owned by many professional athletic teams.  Though utilized, few of these systems have really made an impact toward injury reduction or prediction.

The general sports medicine system is flawed. Very few teams, let alone individual medical practitioners, fully quantify and record the structural and functional findings of the physical examination of an athlete. 

The association between foot strike and foot function will be discussed in relationship to the five most common injuries in the NBA:  Lateral ankle sprains, Patellofemoral inflammation, Lumbar sprain / strain , Hamstring strain, and Adductor strain.

Suggestions will be made on how to utilize the above technologies for validation of the structural and functional components of the foot strike for improvement in injury rates and injury risk assessment.

It is time for sports medicine to exit the dark ages and enter the age of analytical enlightenment.  Adapt, quantitate and validate, or die!


Dr. Bruce Williams graduated from Scholl College in 1991 and completed his Podiatric Surgical Residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Merrillville, Indiana in 1992.  He has been in private practice for the last 19 years in Merrillville Indiana.  Initially he was in practice with his Father, Dr. Robert M. Williams ( ICPM ’72) who is now deceased.

Dr. Williams is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and also a fellow and past president of the AAPSM (American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.)  His practice focus is foot and lower extremity biomechanics, computerized gait analysis, and sports medicine.  Dr. Williams has numerous published articles in in-shoe pressure analysis and custom foot orthotics.  He wrote a chapter on Clinical Gait Evaluation of the Athlete in the book, “Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine” Springer; editors M. Werd, E. Knight 2010.

Dr. Williams is also the teams podiatrist for Valparaiso University and Calumet College of St. Joseph’s.


Art Horne  Pete Viteritti







Northeastern University

Topic: Improving Health & Performance: Restoring ankle dorsiflexion utilizing a manual therapy approach

Art Horne is the Director of Sports Performance at Northeastern University and works directly with the Men’s Basketball team as both their Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach in addition to overseeing the complete development and care of all varsity student-athletes. Horne holds certifications from both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a licensed and certified athletic trainer in Massachusetts. Horne also serves as a reviewer for Athletic Therapy Today, the professional journal of certified athletic trainers and athletic therapists in addition to his regular contribution to Training and Conditioning, Dime Magazine and Stack Magazine.

Horne came to NU in July 2003 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Education from Boston University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education with Teacher Education Certification from Canisius in 2000.  In addition to his work with collegiate teams, Horne continues to work with former Northeastern basketball players as they continue their careers on the professional stages including the NBA, NBA-D League and numerous foreign basketball leagues.



Peter Viteritti is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians who maintains private practices in two multidisciplinary centers. As a sports chiropractic consultant to several collegiate athletic programs, he integrates patient centered, functional examinations and advanced manual procedures with traditional medical care. 

He has been privileged to serve on the sports medicine staff at various national and international sporting events.  In addition, he instructed on the post-graduate faculty of five chiropractic colleges throughout the country and has been a featured speaker at both national and international sports medicine symposiums.

Tim Morgan






Topic: Biomechanics and Theories of Human Gait; Therapeutic and Training Considerations

Dr. Morgan obtained his doctorate degree in 1995 with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and his baccalaureate degree in 1990 from Westfield State College. In 1999, he was awarded certification status as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. He continued his post-doctorate education from 1999 through 2001, and served as chairman of the Sports Physician Diplomate Program offered by the National University of Health Sciences. Additionally, in 2001 he was certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).

In 2005, Dr. Morgan accepted a faculty assignment within the Exercise and Health Sciences department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Morgan instructs courses in subjects including Kinesiology, Strength & Conditioning, Conditioning for Performance, Physical Activity & Health, and Applied Biomechanics.

Dr. Morgan is a former partner and owner of Norfolk County Chiropractic and Sports Medicine in Medfield, MA. Since 2007, he has been in private practice at Marchese Sports Therapy of Woburn, MA.  For 2012, he has been added as an Editorial Board member to the Training & Conditioning magazine.

As the basis of his chiropractic practice, Dr. Morgan combines his deep understanding of human functional biomechanics with strong diagnostic skills and a unique combination of manual and movement based corrective therapies. This clinical approach allows for the prescription of innovative, functionally based strategies in the treatment of a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.



jose fernandez








Topic: Advanced Player Monitoring for Injury Reduction

Jose Fernandez graduated with Honours in Physical Education and Sports Science at the University of Madrid prior to obtaining a PostGradDip in Strength and Conditioning Training as applied to Young and Professional Athletes.

In 2007, Jose left his homeland in Spain and moved to the UK, where he has been working as external consultant in the field of Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation with some of the most important teams and organizations in the country like Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC, Manchester City FC, Newcastle United FC, Liverpool FC, Inter Milan FC, UK Athletics, SportScotland-Scottish Institute of Sport and Think Fitness-Football Injury and Performance Clinic, among others.

During the 2010/11, Jose returned to work in Basketball after accepting a job as Director of Strength and Conditioning at Mersey Tigers, a Liverpool based club competing in the Professional British Basketball League who became the first team in the history of the competition to win a treble in the same season. Jose still continues to collaborate with the team on a part time basis while reconciling his work in the consulting field.

Jose´s main areas of interest are “S&C training for Team Sports”, “Monitoring Training Load in Professional Sports” and “Application of new technologies for Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement”.

DiMuro and Toomey



Exercise Intervention







** Note: Due to the overwhelming response from last year's presentation, Dr. John DiMuro and Mark Toomey will be presenting 2 individual presentations fusing sports medicine and performance.

Topic: Methods, Movement, & Medicine

Lecture 1: Secondary Movers, Primary Injury

Lecture 2: Vertical Power

Dr. DiMuro is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine expert who specializes in advanced interventional pain treatments for all types of pain conditions.  He grew up in central New Jersey prior to attending medical and business school in Philadelphia.  He has an M.B.A. in health care management from St. Joseph's University and completed his internship at the Tampa Bay Heart Institute.  He was chief resident during his Anesthesiology residency at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. prior to completing a pain medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. 

At this time, Dr. DiMuro serves as the Chief of Pain Medicine at Sierra Surgery Hospital in Carson City, NV and was selected as a physician representative for both the Carson Tahoe Hospital Cancer Committee and the Carson Tahoe Hospital Institutional Review Board. In addition to his medical practice, he currently serves as the Healthcare Professional Wealth Management Consultant for the Abowd & Rose financial group in Carson City, NV where he designs personalized wealth management solutions for healthcare providers.   He maintains a solo medical practice in Carson City, NV and serves as a consultant, educator, and cadaver proctor for Kimberly Clark and Boston Scientific.


Mark Toomey is a fitness instructor from Reno, Nevada.  He serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in fitness and conditioning for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. He is the Director of Operations for Dragon Door Publications, a producer of cutting edge material on strength and conditioning and is a Team Leader for the RKC, the first and largest entity specializing in kettlebell and body weight exercise instruction. Mark is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a certified CK-FMS practitioner and certified Indian Club Instructor.