Torrance, CA (February 13, 2019): BMHS' Sports Medicine students and teachers headed to the Staples Center today for the National Honor Society of Sports Medicine's Annual High School Seminar sponsored by the LA Clippers and Providence Health Services. Joining hundreds from students across California and the western United States, our Bishop team spent the day testing their sports medicine knowledge and skills, as well as learning more about the field from NHSSM members and professionals.
The first half of the day day included a rotation through various stations led by NHSSM staff and students from Cal State Northridge's sports medicine program. Students learned and practiced speed and agility drills for recovering athletes, received hands-on instruction on how to splint, watched virtual dissection and injury identification demonstrations on an Anatomage table (just like the one at Bishop Montgomery), and learn more about emergency medicine treatment and rehabilitation techniques across a variety of injures and situations. The second half of the seminar featured presentations from local physicians and experts from various fields of sports medicine, including nationally-recognized athletic trainer Cindy Kramer.
Katie Miyamoto '19 appreciated the opportunity to take her learning off campus and explore her passion for athletic training and sports medicine. "It was a great way to gauge how much we've already learned through Bishop's Sports Med program and also see how much more there is to discover in the field of sports medicine," said Katie. "This seminar was so much fun and got me even more excited about pursuing a career in the medical field."