|Meet our Team
Scott C. Slattery, MD
Board Certified Orthopedist
Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Dr. serving as Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Podiatry, 1st Medical Group Hospital at Langely AFB. Dr. Slattery is active in individual sports and enjoys road and mountain biking, snow skiing, white water kayaking, mountain climbing and back packing.
Dr. Slattery is involved with various sports programs in the area; including being the team physician for Centralia College and provides sports coverage for local high schools. In addition to his local involvement, Dr. Slattery is an Active Member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Physician Pool.
Our Sports Medicine Team provides the following services:
- Prevention: of injury through sports specific exercise & education
- Evaluation: of acute & chronic sports injuries
- Rehabilitation: of injury for rapid & safe return to play
Focus and Goals:
- Clinical evaluation in a timely manner
- Clinical and sideline evaluation of sports injuries
- Non surgical treatment of injuries as well as expert surgical treatment when indicated
- Functional evaluation of athlete
- We perform a functional evaluation of an athlete post-injury to insure that they are safe to return to their sport.
- Specialized casting and bracing
- Custom fitted braces for return to play
- Baseline concussion testing using ImPACT ™ Software
- Post-injury concussion testing includes a clinical evaluation & education using ImPACT ™ Software (ImPACT™ testing is a computer administered test which includes measurement of attention, memory, processing speed, and reaction time. This is used as a tool to assess and manage concussions and determine return-to-play status.)
Link: ImPACT™ Software
New Washington State legislation regarding concussion guidelines in sports and as part of our comprehensive sports program, we will be seeing patients for concussion assessment. The law mandates written medical clearance from a licensed provider (MD, DO, ARNP, PA-C, or Certified Athletic Trainer) for all athletes suspected of having a head injury before returning to play. This is effective for all sports, during practice and games.
History behind the bill:
“On Oct. 12, 2006, a then 13-year-old Zackery Lystedt of Maple Valley was playing in a middle school football game when he sustained a head injury while making a tackle. Although he showed signs of a concussion, he did not leave play. Near the end of the game, Zackery collapsed and had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center for emergency surgery to relieve swelling on his brain. He spent 31 days in a coma, followed by more than a year of intensive therapy at a Dallas, Texas rehabilitation center. Despite incredible progress, Zackery remains unable to walk or function without 24-hour care.” (http://www.houserepublicans.wa.gov/Rodne/newsroom/090713.htm)
Link: Washington State Bill 1824-2009-10
Please visit the below links:
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship. Founded in 1972, AOSSM is a national organization of orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to sports medicine. Dr. Slattery is a member, and information regarding Dr. Slattery can be found of their web site.
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Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Dr. Slattery is a member, and information regarding Dr. Slattery can be found of their web site.
http://www.aana.org/ (click on patient & education & brochures page)
To make an appointment with one of our sports specialist, please call our office at (360) 736-2889 to schedule an appointment.