Beaver Creek, CO – Dr. Joshua Siegel, Director of Sports Medicine and Dr. Roderick Bruno, Director of the Hand Center at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics both attended the recent US Ski and Snowboard Association Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding Course in Beaver Creek Colorado. Siegel and Bruno are both USSA Team Physicians and provide medical coverage throughout the year at USSA events around the world.
The USSA Physician Pool is comprised of more than 200 licensed medical providers of various specialties who volunteer their time and financial resources to provide medical services to the Team. Requirements for membership include screening by the USSA Medical Committee and regular participation in USSA training courses. Once established as pool members, medical providers are scheduled annually to travel with a team to provide medical care and assistance to USSA staff in the management of our athletes.
Team physicians are responsible for keeping abreast of the medical issues involved with athletes they oversee. They serve as the primary resource for the head coach, therapist/trainer, medical director or coordinator regarding medical issues relating to an athlete’s ability to train or compete. They also provide recommendations regarding further evaluation, diagnostic procedures and treatment plans and maintain up-to-date information on the medical and participation status of all athletes.
In addition to Siegel and Bruno, Dr. David Davis is an official US Telemark Ski Team Physician. Dr. Davis specializes in arthroscopic surgical treatment of injuries of the shoulder, knee and hip and provided medical coverage at the 2012 US National Telemark Championships at Gunstock Mountain Resort.