Inova Sports Medicine Institute

Delivering comprehensive sports performance program for underserved youth

Inova Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI) offers cutting-edge diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management strategies for youth, athletes and active individuals. The ISMI team includes fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, neuropsychologist, athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports performance specialists, and nutritionists with advanced training in sports medicine-related disciplines. This team partners with EXOS, a pioneer in human performance for elite athletes and U.S. military special operations forces, to provide performance training and nutrition services to help individuals and teams reach their peak performance.

The partnership between ISMI and Sandy Spring Bank Foundation will provide underprivileged youth in Northern Virginia with access to elite sports performance coaching and education. This will include a sports performance camp focusing on functional assessments, nutrition, fitness training and education for 50 children. The program will also fund free baseline concussion testing for 250 children and introduce post-concussion consultation and testing for 100 children. 

Because of the generous support of Sandy Spring Bank Foundation, Inova Sports Medicine Institute will be able to deliver a comprehensive sports performance program for underserved children in our community,” said Robin West, MD, Chairman of Inova Sports Medicine Institute. “Our goal is to instill healthy habits and discipline and light a fire within these children that will lead to a lifetime of higher levels of success and fulfillment."