Beyond a center for excellence, the Andrews Research & Education Foundation brings together the highest level of sports medicine education from doctors, researchers, and rehabilitation professionals. This collaboration delivers opportunities on many levels. We partner with industry leaders to research cutting-edge solutions that impact the future of sports medicine. We offer fellowship programs, equipping the next generation of physicians and surgeons with real-world experience and mentoring. We deliver educational solutions through videos, seminars, and documentation.

We work in the areas of injuries, physical and surgical repair, rehabilitation, and return to performance. We have become the definitive destination for up-to-date modalities and protocols that address sports medicine issues. We serve both the sports medicine and athletic performance markets, including: athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, coaches, and businesses involved in the athletic industry.

We deliver our evidence-based content on many levels including: webinars, seminars, white papers, and on-site training.  We welcome opportunities to partner with industry leaders to bring new and groundbreaking solutions to sports medicine.

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Meet Hillary Plummer, PhD, ATC from Snellville, Georgia

PhD from Auburn University

ATC from the University of Arkansas

Motivation: “Like many ATs, I first learned about the career after sustaining an injury in high school. As I went through my undergraduate studies, I learned more about what the profession entailed. I chose to become an athletic trainer because I wanted to help injured athletes. As an athletic trainer, you are one of the few medical professionals who is with the athlete from the time they are injured to the time they return to play. It is very satisfying knowing that I contributed to an athlete returning to their sport.”

Memorable Moment: “I have had a lot of memorable moments helping athletes but the emergency situations with injured athletes are ones that I remember the most. My first week that I was an AT, I had an athlete with rhabdomyolysis and I correctly diagnosed and referred him to get the appropriate care. In another instance, I had a football player sustain a head and neck injury during a game. It was one of the worst-case scenarios that you train for; he was prone and unresponsive. I took the lead spine-boarding him with the opposing teams AT and the paramedics. He had to be airlifted to a trauma center and ultimately made a full recovery.

Moving Forward: “I am currently the Associate Research Director of Biomechanics at AREF. My research focuses on identifying deficits in modifiable physical factors that predict upper extremity injuries in overhead athletes. Athletic training provided me the foundation of understanding injury mechanisms and treatment that I now apply to the research that I do.”
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Pratik Patel MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, has been pursuing a career in fitness and nutrition since he was in high school. Gain insight from his discussion on sports nutrition considerations specific to age at the Injuries in Football Conference. Register and more information at www.andrewsref.org/football New York Giants #andrewsref #2019IIF #childrenshealthandrewsinstitute ... See MoreSee Less

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The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), in partnership with the Andrews Research & Education Foundation, recently opened registration for the Hands-on Diagnostic and Interventional MSK Ultrasound Course, May 30–June 2 in Pensacola, Florida. Learn more at bit.ly/2FtobmE ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Sarah Gifford, LAT, ATC from Pensacola, Florida

BS from the University of West Florida

Motivation: “Finding the athletic training profession kind of fell in my lap. I sustained an injury while running and while in physical therapy I learned about athletic trainers. I immediately began to pursue athletic training by transferring schools and changing majors. I love how the body moves and works, as well as working with the athletic population, and I knew that it would be a perfect fit for me.”

Memorable moment: “Throughout my experience, I have been able to work with college, high school and recreational athletics, and there are so many memorable moments that I have experienced in my short time as a certified athletic trainer. Working my first football game as the head AT was one of the best I-can’t-believe-I-get-to-do-this moments.”

Moving forward: “Working in clinic research currently, gives me a little bit of insight into treatment options for orthopedic injuries, which I hope to take with me in the future. Although I enjoy the athletic training profession, my long-term goal is to become a physician assistant. I would love to incorporate my AT background and work in sports medicine as a PA.”
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