“Causes of Shoulder Pain in Athletes”

Presented by Dr. Shane K. Woolf, Chief, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Saturday, September 30 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Featured Sports Medicine Topic
"ACL & Knee Injuries"

Presented by Dr. Harris S. Slone

Saturday, September 30 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Featured Sports Medicine Topic
"Concussions in Athletes"

Presented by Dr. Alec O. DeCastro, Chief, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Saturday, September 30 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Featured Sports Medicine Topic

Are you a physically active adult or youth with sports-related injury questions?

If so, our Sports Medicine Ask the Expert event is just for you!

This free MUSC Health event provides an overview of shoulder, knee and common health issues related to general sport activity.

Our featured sports medicine topics and doctors include:

  • “Causes of Shoulder Pain in Athletes” Presented by Dr. Shane K. Woolf, Chief, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • “ACL & Knee Injuries” Presented by Dr. Harris S. Slone, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • “Concussions in Athletes” Presented by Dr. Alec O. DeCastro, Chief, Primary Care Sports Medicine

MUSC Health Sports Medicine Manager Michael J. Barr, P.T., D.P.T., M.S.R., will also be speaking to attendees about the overall MUSC Sports Medicine Program and how to be seen by its team of experts.

Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The event will be hosted at the MUSC Wellness Center on Saturday, September 30 from noon to 1 p.m. and is free to the general public. The MUSC Wellness Center is located at 45 Courtenay Dr. in downtown Charleston.

Convenient parking can be found at the Bee Street Garage directly adjacent to the MUSC Wellness Center.

For more information, call 843-792-0279 or email mccolluk@musc.edu. To RSVP, please fill out the form below.

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About Our Ask the Expert Panel

Dr. Shane K. Woolf

Dr. Shane Woolf is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who holds a certificate of added qualification in orthopaedic sports medicine. His practice includes injuries to athletes of all levels and ages, with particular interest in shoulder, knee and hip problems. Dr. Woolf is currently the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the Charleston Battery and the chief tournament physician for the Volvo Car Open.

In 2013, he was appointed Chief of Sports Medicine at MUSC Health after joining the Department of Orthopaedics faculty in 2006. Dr. Woolf completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery, including two years as a research fellow, at MUSC, and then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the Taos Orthopaedic Institute in Taos, New Mexico.

Dr. Harris S. Slone

Dr. Harris S. Slone is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine at MUSC Health, specializing in the operative and non-operative treatment of sports medicine injuries, with a focus on arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and knee. His clinical research focuses primarily on ACL reconstruction with various graft options. Dr. Slone is currently the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the Charleston RiverDogs.

Dr. Slone attended the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and completed his residency at MUSC. Following his fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at Emory University, Dr. Slone was recruited to return to MUSC Health to fill his current position.

Dr. Alec O. DeCastro

Dr. Alec O. DeCastro has extensive training in the non-operative management of musculoskeletal problems, from acute injury through rehabilitation, and is trained in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and treatment purposes. His main areas of interest are sports medicine, sports-related concussions, musculoskeletal ultrasound, cardiovascular fitness and medical education. Dr. DeCastro serves as the primary care sports medicine physician for the Charleston Battery, the Volvo Car Open and the Charleston RiverDogs.

In 2005, Dr. DeCastro completed his family medicine residency training at McLeod Family Medicine in Florence, S.C., and then served in the United States Air Force in both primary care and aerospace medicine at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. DeCastro was deployed in 2008 to Iraq where he served as the chief physician of the intermediate care ward in the business trauma center of the region. And still currently serves as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force Reserves today. Dr. DeCastro went on to complete his sports medicine fellowship at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine in 2009, and then returned to South Carolina, shortly thereafter, joining MUSC in 2012.

Michael J. Barr, PT, DPT, MSR

Michael Barr is the Sports Medicine Manager and a Physical Therapist at MUSC Health. Since starting at MUSC Health in 2006, Michael is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Sports Medicine department, including overseeing MUSC Health’s athletic trainers, outreach program, and event coverage. Michael is the team Physical Therapist for the Charleston Battery, Charleston RiverDogs and Lowcountry High Rollers, in addition to a number of other area high schools, recreation, and club teams and leagues. Michael currently treats athletes from all over the Lowcountry out of MUSC Health’s East Cooper Physical Therapy Office.

Michael received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the College of Charleston; he then went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Rehab Sciences – Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. After practicing for four years, Michael continued his education and completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2008.