National Sports Medicine Institute

National Sports Medicine Institute

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We are an orthopedic sports medicine practice in Loudoun County Virginia.

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 06/17/2024

☀️ Heat-related injuries are a serious risk for athletes of all ages. Stay informed and stay safe with these tips from the National Sports Medicine Institute! 🏥💧 For more information, check out the NATA Hydration & Heat Illness Handout.

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 06/13/2024

Struggling with shoulder or neck pain? You might be dealing with rotator cuff tendinopathy or cervical radiculitis. Learn how these conditions are connected and discover the comprehensive treatment options available at NSMI. Swipe through to learn more and find relief! 💪🏥

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 06/12/2024

In life you get to meet some pretty amazing people. The staff at NSMI is full of caring individuals that tend to go above and beyond the call of duty. We would like to highlight one such individual from our PT department Natalie Garza From the kindness of her heart, Natalie has committed to donating a kidney to help ensure a long healthy life to an individual in need. Thank you Natalie for being our hero and showing such compassion. Please send Natalie some love and well wishes for a speedy recovery.


Thanks to our generous donors and incredibly competitive applicant pool, we have selected 1 winner and 1 runner-up for the 2024 Student Athlete Scholarship. and 1 winner for the National Sports Medicine Institute Community Award!

If you applied, check your email! Otherwise don’t forget to check out our social media and website for the announcements of the winner on June 17th!


We have a fantastic opportunity to support iCan Bike Camp hosted by which helps individuals with disabilities experience the joy of riding a two-wheel bike. They need volunteers aged 15 years and up, from June 24 – 28 at Tuscarora High School , and we’d love for you, your family and your friends to get involved!

Here’s how you can help:
Volunteer: They need 80 volunteers to make the camp a success. Check out the volunteer requirements and session details at

Please help by liking, sharing, and spreading the word!

Thanks, everyone! Let’s make a positive impact together!


Are you looking for a new way to stay active, explore your surroundings, and perhaps even discover a newfound passion? Cycling might just be the perfect fit for you!

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, seeking a recreational activity, or eager to delve into competitive sports, biking offers a plethora of benefits for both body and mind. With the help of our surgical coordinator, an avid cyclist herself, let’s delve into the basics of biking and discover the joys of pedal-powered exploration.

Check out our latest article on Exploring the Basics: Cycling at


Join our Team! 🏆

The National Sports Medicine Institute is expanding, and we’re on the hunt for an exceptional candidate to be part of our dynamic and fast-growing clinic!

We are seeking an experienced, friendly, outgoing, and energetic individual who shares our passion for sports medicine and helping athletes and patients reach their full potential.

We’re looking for a full-time, Patient Care Coordinator for our Aldie Physical Therapy Clinic. Our PT hours of operation are Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm.

Ready to take the leap? Apply now at and seize this incredible opportunity to be part of something great! 🚀

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👏 A huge thank you to Michele ‘Shelly’ Leavitt Weinstein for sharing her expertise in medical event planning with us at this month’s Grand Round! 👏 With over 38 years of experience and a remarkable career in athlete care, Shelly’s insights into the immense planning required to support these large scale events like the World Majors and make them safe for participants and support staff. Your insight and expertise is truly invaluable.

We’re immensely grateful for Shelly’s dedication to advancing the field of sports medicine and emergency response. Her contributions, from coordinating medical operations for the Marine Corps Marathon to training medical staff for the Chinese Olympic teams, have made a lasting impact on the community.

Special thanks also to for their ongoing commitment to excellence in emergency response for athletes. Your partnership enhances the experience for students and instructors alike.

Here’s to Shelly and Cogent Steps, LLC for a fantastic presentation and for continuing to elevate standards in athlete care! 🙌


Join us in saving lives! 💉🩸

Our blood drive with INOVA Blood Donor Services is happening this Sunday, April 28th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 19455 Deerfield Ave, Leesburg VA. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference—book your donation slot now! Visit or call 1-866-256-6372 (code: 8611) to reserve your spot. Let’s come together for our community!

Learn more about why we give blood at

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is a free event for communities nationwide to properly dispose of old and unneeded medications safely and anonymously. On Saturday, April 27, from 10am-2pm bring those old and unneeded medications to a collection site near you:

For our patients, here are some of our local drop off locations!

Leesburg Police Department:
65 Plaza St NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department - Ashburn Station Parking Lot
20272 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department - Western Station Parking Lot
47 W Loudoun St, Round Hill, VA 20141

Purcellville Police Department
125 Hirst Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132

Novant Health UVA Medical Center
15225 Heathcote Blvd, Haymarket, VA 20169

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department - South Station Parking Lot
25216 Loudoun County Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20152

Fairfax County Police Department - Sully District Front Parking Lot
4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151

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Brothers training together year round. Continue to improve your athleticism while playing multiple sports.

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Thanks Angela Petretta PT, DPT, CYT for leading an inspiring beginner yoga class at our February Grand Rounds, you bring a new dimension to our holistic approach to athlete well-being! From our orthopedic providers to coaches and admin staff, Angela’s session resonated with all. Together, we’re fostering a culture of wellness and expertise at NSMI! 💪

Angela is accepting new patients on her physical therapy schedule every week! Give us a call or request an appointment online to get on her schedule.

We look forward to offering yoga to our amazing patients very soon!

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 02/09/2024

What an incredible day! A huge thank you to who lead our ribbon-cutting ceremony at our new clinic in Your support and enthusiasm made this event truly memorable.

It was wonderful to see familiar faces and meet new friends from the community. We’re thrilled to be expanding our top-notch sports medicine and sports performance services in Loudoun County.

Missed the event? Don’t worry! Our doors are always open, and our friendly team is ready to assist you with all your Orthopaedic and sports medicine needs. Come by and say hello! Our onsite services include pre-participation athletic physicals, injury evaluations, biologic therapy, sports physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, regenerative recovery sessions and sports performance.

Thank you again for making our grand opening a success! Here’s to a bright future together as we expand our services in

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 01/29/2024

Visceral fat is a type of fat that is stored deep within the abdominal cavity, surrounding internal organs such as the liver, pancreas, and intestines. It is distinct from subcutaneous fat, which is found just beneath the skin. Visceral fat is considered more harmful to health due to its proximity to vital organs and its active role in various physiological processes.

Metabolic Activity: Visceral fat is metabolically active, meaning it releases hormones and inflammatory substances into the bloodstream. This can have a direct impact on metabolic functions, including insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation.

Insulin Resistance: Excessive visceral fat is strongly associated with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's cells become less responsive to the effects of insulin. This can lead to elevated blood sugar levels, potentially resulting in type 2 diabetes.

Inflammation: The hormones and substances released by visceral fat can contribute to chronic low-grade inflammation. Inflammation is linked to various health problems, including cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and certain cancers.

Cardiovascular Health: Visceral fat has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. It can lead to the accumulation of plaque in the arteries, increasing the risk of conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke.

Liver Health: Excess visceral fat is associated with fatty liver disease, a condition in which fat accumulates in the liver cells.

Hormonal Imbalances: Visceral fat can affect the balance of hormones in the body. For example, it can lead to increased production of cortisol (a stress hormone) and decrease the levels of adiponectin, a hormone that helps regulate insulin sensitivity.

Reducing visceral fat is an important aspect of improving overall health. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress management can help reduce visceral fat. Additionally, focusing on healthy habits can improve insulin sensitivity, lower inflammation, and mitigate the associated health risks.


Hey ! Have you ever wondered what's happening inside your body? Now's your chance to find out with our DXA Scan!

Inspired by the eye-opening Netflix documentary "You are what you eat," we're diving deep into the world of body composition and health.

👉 Discover the truth about your body's composition.
👉 Uncover insights that go beyond the scale.
👉 Learn how your choices impact your health.

Knowledge is power, and our DXA scan is the ultimate tool to understand your body better!

Ready to take charge of your health journey? Schedule your DXA scan now and embark on a path to a healthier, more informed YOU! Visit our website to schedule your scan.


Exciting news! Starting January 2024 our Aldie Clinic is now offering extended hours to better serve you!

Check out our comprehensive Orthopaedic care Mon, Tues, & Thurs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Plus, experience the flexibility of our Physical Therapy clinic from Mon to Thurs, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Fridays from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm. Your health journey just got more convenient! 💪

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It all comes down to this! The saga continues with Stone Bridge and Maury. Make the trip to the University of Virginia this Saturday to cheer on the bulldogs as they take on Maury for for a repeat of the 2021 State Championship Matchup.


Exciting News!

The application window for the National Sports Medicine Foundation Athletic Training Residency is now open!

🎓 Our mission is to empower post-graduate certified athletic trainers to thrive as Orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine physician extenders. 🏥 With a focus on evidence-based practices, our program aims to elevate patient care, optimize outcomes, and enhance athletes' quality of life. 🚀

Ready to take your career to the next level? Apply now!

Application Deadline is March 1st.


💪 Join us in cheering on our incredible employee, Cobi (), as she takes on the 2023 USA Powerlifting Virginia Winter Wrecker Competition on Sunday Dec 3rd in Ashburn, VA ! 🏆


Whether you're a seasoned lifter or just starting, dive into the thrilling world of competition powerlifting. Our latest blog post covers the basics of competition powerlifting and offers valuable insights from our sports medicine experts. From injury prevention to nutrition coaching, we've got your journey covered! Ready to lift?


Take charge of your health and nutrition today with our 6-week nutrition challenge utilizing our App Driven program with customized nutrition and recipes. Just in time for the New Year!
Participants in our challenge can also receive a discounted Resting Metabolic Rate test just for signing up! Use the link in our bio to sign up. Hurry, space is limited!

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STATE SEMIFINALS! Get to the game to cheer on your home team this Saturday. Take some time to see the best football Loudoun County has to offer.


NSMI is proud to support One Warm Coat's mission! From Nov 27th to Dec 8th, be part of our Winter Coat Drive. Drop off your new or gently used coats, hats, and gloves at our collection points in Lansdowne and Aldie. Let's come together to bring warmth to those in need! 🧤❤️

Visit to learn more about their mission!


🦃 Giving Thanks & Taking a Break 🍁 In the spirit of gratitude, our NSMI offices will be closed for Thanksgiving and the following day to allow our team to cherish special moments with loved ones. Wishing you all a joyous Thanksgiving celebration!

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 11/23/2023

Playoff football after Thanksgiving? Yes, please! A clash of football titans is scheduled for Friday and we hope to see you at the game.


Are you a recent physical therapy grad looking to specialize in sports?

The NSMI post-professional residency training program wants to cultivate a premier national training environment for physical therapist interested in maximizing their potential as clinicians in the sports medicine specialty.

🏥 Advancing PT knowledge in sports medicine & post-surgery care
📚 Preparing for sports specialist board exam & CSCS certification
🌟 Being part of the athlete's care team
🔍 Promoting evidence-based education & research
🌍 Community outreach & international events
🔬 Observing sports surgeons in action

Apply online at

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 11/16/2023

3 HUGE matchups in Loudoun County this Friday! Bring your loudest cheers, your fiercest spirit, and propel your team to victory! It's playoff time – the road to a state championship continues November 17th.


Our website is currently experiencing some technical hiccups, and our servers are taking a brief coffee break. We're working tirelessly to fix the issue and get back to serving you. If you need assistance please call our offices at 703-729-5010 Thanks for your patience!

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 11/10/2023

Gratitude to Dr. Raymond Vlacancich of Virginia Heart for his illuminating talk on preventing cardiac events in athletes, athlete safety, and the intricacies of sports physiology at the National Sports Medicine Institute.
Our Orthopedic providers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, and front office staff at NSMI appreciate the wealth of knowledge shared. Together, we're championing athlete well-being! 💪

Photos from National Sports Medicine Institute's post 11/09/2023

First round of playoffs start this Friday. You can catch these local games right here in Loudoun County! Both games are sure to be great matchups. We hope to see you at the game.


Dr. Tim Johnson is on his way to Cape Verde, Africa, to lend a helping hand. He'll be delivering much-needed medical supplies and equipment and offering his sports medicine and orthopedic expertise to local medical staff. While there, Dr. Johnson will also be performing surgeries for those in need. 🌍🏥

Join us in supporting this incredible journey as he makes a difference in the lives of the Cape Verdean community.

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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 Avenue
Lansdowne, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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