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CHOP Sports Medicine & Performance Experts to Speak at ND

CHOP Sports Medicine & Performance Experts to Speak at ND
Elizabeth Winter

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is thrilled to welcome a panel of experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as they discuss a performance and injury prevention initiative for student-athletes.

Research has shown that youth athletes can improve athletic performance and lower risk of injury when adhering to an injury prevention program. Clinicians from the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be presenting an education session on ACL and Lower Extremity Injury Risk and Prevention. Information on correct movement mechanics and targeted exercises for both in-season and off-season training will be reviewed, followed by a Q&A. Read more about our panel of experts below.


Dr. Theodore Ganley
Theodore J. "Ted" Ganley, MD, is the Sports Medicine Director at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Bisignano Family Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, supporting the Division of Orthopedic Surgery and the growing clinical, research, and outreach sports initiatives. Dr. Ganley is one of a small group of surgeons in the country whose primary focus is on sports and trauma in the young athlete. He is the first to serve in the newly created position of Pediatric Sports Section Editor for The American Journal of Sports Medicine and lectures nationally and internationally on the management of trauma and pediatric sports injuries. Dr. Ganley served as President of Pediatric Research is Sports Medicine (PRiSM) and Research in OCD of the Knee(ROCK). He is also the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopedics and President of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society.

Tyler Daymon, PT, DPT, ATC
Tyler Daymon is a Sports Medicine Physical Therapist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As a sports physical therapist, Tyler helps young athletes and physically active adults safely return to their various sports and activities. She received her bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science from Syracuse University, master's degree in Athletic Training from Temple University, and doctorate in Physical Therapy also from Temple University. Prior to working at CHOP, Tyler worked as an athletic trainer serving local high school and collegiate athletes, as well as the US Women’s Team Handball team. Her clinical interests include injury prevention, community outreach and health literacy education, and treatment of field sport athletes and foot/ankle injuries.

Elliot Greenberg, DPT, PhD
Dr. Elliot Greenberg is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist and clinician-researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he has been specializing in the care of youth athletes since 2008. Elliot holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Elliot received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pace University, his clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Arcadia University, and his PhD in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. He maintains an active research agenda focused on improving rehabilitation and injury prevention methods within youth athletes with a special interest in ACL reconstruction, patella instability, and overuse injuries. Dr. Greenberg also serves as the Education Chair of the Youth Athlete Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.

Julie Ann Dyke, PT, DPT
Julie Ann Dyke has been a member of the physical therapy team at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 2006. She is a board-certified sports clinical specialist and is certified in strength and conditioning. In addition, Julie is the Program Director for CHOP’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. Julie received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Franklin & Marshall College and her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Arcadia University. Her current and past research has been concentrated on adolescent strength and functional return after ACL reconstruction. Her other areas of interest include the management of hip pathologies, thrower’s shoulder, sports specialization, and dance medicine.