National Sports Medicine Institute

National Sports Medicine Institute

We are an orthopedic sports medicine practice. We manage the care of athletes from all ages and all levels.

19455 Deerfield Ave (Main) Suite 312 Lansdowne, VA 20176 24430 Stone Springs Blvd Suite 250 Dulles, VA 20166 Tel: 703 729-5010 Fax: 703 729-5833 [email protected] The National Sports Medicine Institute is a full-service sports medicine and orthopaedic clinic situated in Lansdowne, Virginia. The clinic services include state of the art sports injury evaluation and treatment by highly trained orthopaedic sports medicine specialists. The clinic also offers coordinated state of the art diagnostic imaging and physical therapy services.

Mission: Our mission is to establish in the field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, a local, national and international leadership role, by providing the highest standard of sports orthopedic care combined with outstanding programs of education, research and performance enhancement to benefit of athletes at all levels of competition. Our practice is founded on achieving excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery, demonstrating integrity in our physician-patient relationships, providing compassionate care for our injured clients and promoting wellness as a priority in life. We strive for teamwork among health care professionals as a means to optimize surgical outcomes. We innovate in order to enhance athletic performance and validate our success with peer review.

Thank you Philip B. for the OUTSTANDING review!

In July of 2018, I was struck by a vehicle 3 days after completing cardiac rehab and sustained a torn tricep tendon in my left arm. Thus began my journey with NSMI.

I was immediately referred to NSMI and began PT to assess the extent of the injury. During this period the doctors and therapists provided excellent service, and are determined to provide the highest quality care.

When it was determined that surgery would be necessary to fully recover, Dr. T. Johnson was exceptional in executing his duties. And once I resumed PT the rehabilitation staff assisted me in my recovery with love and care.

My primary therapists' (Ashima Chohan and Natalie Garza) patience and encouragement kept me motivated when I was doubtful. If not for their persistence and dedication, I surely would have given up and quit. Instead I recovered and regained the FULL use of my left arm.

Words cannot accurately convey the level of service, expertise, and care that is to be found at NSMI. I never felt like 'another client' or less than human. I was always treated with dignity and compassion.

As (bad) luck would have, I sustained the same injury to my right arm one year later. Fortunately, I knew where and who to go. Undaunted by my string of mishaps, Dr. T. Johnson performed another surgery and exceeded my high expectations. The procedure was flawless and I healed faster than with the previous surgery.

Currently I am rehabilitating my right arm and focusing on rebuilding my strength. Ashima continues to impress and has gone above and beyond. She has even addressed the chronic pain in my right shoulder. Using her dry needling skills and pressure point techniques, my right shoulder is pain free for the first time in 30 years!

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We love ❤️ to see our patients return to the sports the love! #cleared

Had a wonderful evening at Potomac River Running - Leesburg with our Sports Science & Nutrition team discussing injury recovery and nutrition for endurance athletes and sprinters! Want to set up a lunch and learn for your team? Contact us at [email protected].

Kansas City to Host Chiefs Super Bowl Parade On Wednesday

Congrats to The Kansas City Chiefs for their Super Bowl win! For those of you that participated in last weeks contest please email [email protected] with your address so we can mail you your beanie! Kansas City announced the Super Bowl parade celebrating the Chiefs will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Are you ready to take your #football game to the next level? Register for the spring break football camps at Evergreen Sportsplex. #riseandgrind #practicenow #winlater #sportsdocs

Don't miss your opportunity to get better against the top competition in the area!

Find out more here:

Our Physical Therapy team is #cleared to be silly!!

We are so happy that Shawn has been #cleared by Dr. Tim to return to playing football 🏈 basketball 🏀 soccer ⚽️ and track!

With the #SuperBowlLIV just days away.... San Francisco or Kansas City?? What is your prediction on score? The person who gets closest TOTAL score without going over will get an NSMI beanie!

The world heard of the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the other passengers in a helicopter crash yesterday. We at NSMI send our thoughts to all grieving.

Has your team registered yet for the Loudoun Soccer College Showcase? NSMI is proud to be providing Athletic Trainers for this amazing showcase for over five years!

Register now for the March 6-8 showcase!

#repthered #soccerlife #ATC #sportsdocs

Have you been #cleared from injury and getting ready to return to sport? Meet with Coach Daryl for a Return to Sport Assessment!

What's included?

Our Return to Sport Assessment is designed for athletes looking to return-to-competition following injury. Multiple tests are grouped to give insight on strength, endurance, balance, and functional movements directly related to the athlete's sport.

To book your appointment,

Do you know that if you are a sprinter to reach optimal performance you should have:

Adequate carbohydrate to support shorter, more powerful events

Adequate protein to support the muscle tissue

Optimal nutrients to optimize recovery after high-intensity training

Want more tips to increase your competitive edge? Book an appointment with Stephanie our Sports Nutritionist!

Sore muscles that you want to help on your lunch break?! All you need is 30 minutes and a Cupping Massage!

A thousand year old practice is combined with modern medicine techniques to provide muscular relief to sore or tight areas.

Negative pressure is applied via a silicone cup to the skin. The cup then glides across the skin pulling the skin and fascia away from the muscle providing a sensation of deep massage.

To book your appointment visit

With many of the #lcps senior class leaving for Canada today for the annual ski trip, some reminders of ski and snowboarding safety and injuries to watch out for.

Snowboarding- more likelihood to get injured
Upper extremity injuries most common in beginners -
wrist & head injuries
Stem from isolated falls
Wrist fracture, contusions, concussions
Wear wrist brace and head protection

Lower extremity injuries most common in experienced
ACL & MCL injuries, Ankle sprains, fractures
Female injuries more likely

Improper binding adjustment or lack of proper safety equipment have been linked to increased injury
Wear helmets and protective gear

Skiers have increased risk for knee injuries
Falls generate 80-90% of injuries

#besafe #staywarm #sportsdocs

Okay - have you already broken your 2020 Health Goals? Don't worry! It happens!

Let's get you on track with the help of our Sports Nutritionist Stephanie! Book your RMR and Nutritional Assessment and get back on track!

We offer a comprehensive assessment with our sports dietitian, that includes a discussion of goals, food preferences and eating habits, dieting and weight history. A customized plan will be created for you to optimize your nutrition and eating habits to support your goals.

A Resting Metabolic Rate assessment will be also conducted. The results reviewed and applied to the nutrition plan.

To schedule your appointment, visit

Team NSMI doing big things!! NP Shannon and ATC Megan Santos from LCHS completes the Dopey Challenge at #WDWmarathon. 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon over 4 consecutive days.

Is sleep important to athletes? YES! Improving your athletic performance may be as simple as hitting the sack earlier. Why?

Just as athletes need more calories to fuel their bodies for their sport, they also need more shut-eye:

Lots of physical activity puts more demand on muscles and tissues, and the body repairs itself during slumber.

Sleep not only helps your body recover, it’s also a surefire performance booster. via National Sleep Foundation

Stiff after your workout? Have you tried getting a Hypervolt Massage?

A state-of-the-art vibration massage device is used to loosen stiff muscles and encourage blood flow for faster and more complete muscle recovery following injury and demanding workouts.

All you need is 10 minutes of time to aid in your muscle recovery! Book your appointment now with Coach Daryl!

Congratulations to Paul Peterson, the ATC at Woodgrove High School for being named the BEST ATC in #Virginia for the secondary school setting!

Get in a HEALTH groove with eight, 60-minute performance training sessions with Coach Daryl! Book now to start off 2020 with a workout plan!

Happy 2020!! NSMI will be closed today, January 1st!

Check out Dr. David snowboarding 🏂 in Tahoe!

Do you know your numbers? Have you done VO2 Max testing? NO?! Time to know your numbers and get healthy in 2020! To book your appointment, visit

A VO2 Max Test is a measurement that reflects a person’s ability to perform sustained exercise. It is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance.

The actual measurement is “milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight.” It is suitable for a wide range of individuals, from the sedentary to elite athletes.

Did you know that we offer a comprehensive approach to recovery that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed?

20 minute Practitioner Assisted Stretching 10 Minute Hypervolt Massage 20 Minute Normatec Compression Sleeves.

To schedule please visit

Did you know that optimizing your nutrition while recovering from injury can enhance and speed up your recovery from surgery or injury?

Meet with Stephanie, the NSMI Weight Management and Sports Dietitian! Return to sport healthier!

To meet with Stephanie, please call 703-729-5010 or email her at [email protected].

Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season! NSMI is closed today, December 25th to spend time with our families and friends.

NSMI is closing at noon today, December 24. We will reopen the office on Thursday, December 26. Have a wonderful time with friends and family!

Happy Holidays!

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season!

Getting into the holiday mood!!

Okay let's talk health...this time of year most of us are planning to get healthier, lose fat, gain muscle starting in January....a new year, new decade, new you. One way to help get healthy is to learn how to eat and exercise for your body and your goals.

Most people know what to do but get confused on how to apply that in their life without overdoing it or under-doing it OR they get confused with all the mixed messages out there. That’s where NSMI Nutrition comes guide our clients.

If you are ready to get healthy and STAY healthy for the new decade and decades to come, make an appointment with Stephanie our Weight Management and Sports Dietitian.

Call 703-729-5010 or email [email protected] to start a dialog and your path to a healthy, HAPPY you!

Hey do you use Waze to get around? Look for the NSMI pin, save us to your favorites and happy #waze -ing!

Training in cold weather brings about a few key nutritional challenges. Core body temperature drops, which leads to two primary issues: Today we address:

Increased Metabolism
● Your body has to work harder to warm up and humidify the cold inhaled air.
● Circulation slows down in cold weather. Your body has to work harder to circulate blood to working muscles. This leads to increased calorie expenditure.
● Appetite is not a good indicator of nutritional needs as appetite signals are suppressed in cold weather.
● Nutritional strategies are best implemented when you plan ahead. Eat balanced meals regularly with adequate complex carbohydrates and lean protein.
○ Have a meal 3-4 hours prior or a balanced snack 1-2 hours prior to training
■ Sample meal: grilled chicken breast with sweet potatoes or quinoa and roasted veggies
■ Sample snack: yogurt parfait
○ If training lasts > 1 hour, then you should ingest simple carbohydrates during exercise to prevent fatigue and support increased caloric need.
■ Optimal fueling is 30-60 grams of carbohydrate per hour
● Options include: a sports drink, honey, dates/figs, graham crackers, gels/goos

Ready to get your nutrition on track? Call 703-729-5010 or [email protected] and set up your appointment!

Vote for NSMI PT in the Loudoun Times-Mirror Best of #Loudoun 2020!

Good luck to Stone Bridge playing at Hampton University at noon on Saturday and Tuscarora playing at Liberty University at 4pm!

Dr. David will be Liberty University and Dr. Timothy will be at Hampton University- Official.
Lets go #LCPS!!!!

Training in cold weather brings about a few key nutritional challenges. Core body temperature drops, which leads to two primary issues: Today we address:
Decreased thirst mechanism

● Just because you don’t feel thirsty doesn’t mean you need less water. Thirst is not a good indicator of fluid needs in cold weather.
● Fluid demands remain just as high training in cold weather as they are in warmer temperatures.
● You need to make a conscious effort to hydrate adequately throughout the day, as well as before, during and after your training.
● Optimal fluid intake is:
○ BEFORE: 0.1 oz per pound of body weight 2-4 hours prior;
○ DURING: varies oz. every hour of exercise (8 oz. every 15 minutes)
○ AFTER: 24 oz. for every pound lost during training.
● Signs of being adequately hydrated: you should urinate at least every 4 hours and urine color should be light yellow to clear.

Good luck to Stonebridge and Tuscarora who head to the semifinals tomorrow! Look for Dr. David on the sidelines of the Stonebridge game at home at 2pm!

#lcps #football #sportsdocs #loudouncounty

Supporting our local athletes is one of our core principles at NSMI. We are happy to be the sponsor of the Sportsmanship Award at the 2nd Annual Loudoun County Duals Wrestling Tournament this Saturday at Loudoun County High School!

There will be 12 teams from around the state participating including Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Rockingham County, Clarke County, and Shenandoah County.

#wrestling #sportsdocs #givewhereyoulive #teamnsmi

What is the process AFTER your first appointment with our Sports Dietitian?

Follow-Up Nutrition Assessment: $100, 30 minutes
Review progress, tweak your nutrition plan, and receive support and guidance from our sports dietitian.

What’s included in a nutrition follow up:
● Review of food logs
● Review of body composition changes*
*Requires additional testing
● Discussion of nutrition plan adherence, including challenges and limitations
● Revision of the nutrition plan as needed
● Support, guidance and education on nutrition topics, exercise, and mindset shifts

#nutrition #sportsdocs #loudouncounty #healthyliving

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We challenge you to get healthy during the holidays! Meet with Stephanie to go over your goals and start NOW... dont wait until January 2020! Call 703-729-5010 to schedule an Initial Nutrition Assessment!

Initial Nutrition Assessment: $150, 60 minutes
Regardless of your goal, meeting with our sports dietitian will give you the guidance and resources necessary to optimize your nutrition and eating habits.

What’s included in the nutrition service:
● Discussion of goals and dieting history
● Discussion of your medical and weight history
● Review of eating patterns and food preferences
● Assessment of your metabolism*
● Assessment of your body composition*
*Requires additional testing
● A customized nutrition plan that may include calories and macro-nutrients to help you meet your goals
● Guidance on optimal exercise type and frequency, if applicable
● Education on nutrition for health and/or sport performance
Email support and guidance as needed

#goals #healthyholidays #nutrition #weightloss #healthyliving #sportsdocs #holidays #nova #ashburn #loudoun

Round Two of the #LCPS playoffs!

Team NSMI will be on the field for the following games today at 1pm:

Woodgrove at Stone Bridge - NP Shannon
Tuscarora at Broad Run - Dr. David

Good luck to all!!

NSMI is closed today, Friday November 29th. Enjoy your time with your friends and family!

From the NSMI Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

How It Works: Determining Resting Metabolic Rate

So what is RMR (Resting metabolic rate), why do people get tested? Want to know more and how this can affect your weight and athletic goals? Schedule with Stephanie, RD! Call 703.729.5010 to make an appointment!

Check out our NSMI Nutrition Menu!

To schedule your appointment with Stephanie, Registered Dietitian, and for more information on services, please call 703.729.5010!

Appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 345pm.

Welcome to NSMI!

The National Sports Medicine Institute is a full-service sports medicine and orthopaedic clinic situated in Lansdowne, Virginia. The clinics services include state of the art sports injury evaluation and treatment by highly trained orthopaedic sports medicine specialists. The clinic also offers coordinated state of the art diagnostic imaging and physical therapy services.

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19455 Deerfield Ave
Lansdowne, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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