Tackling the Top 5 Student-Athlete Injuries


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Northern Berkshire Orthopedics, and Williamstown Physical Therapy proudly present Tackling the Top 5 Student-Athlete Injuries. The panel discussion is scheduled for 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Williamstown Youth Center.

Student athletes give it their all and sometimes get injured. An expert panel—including Suk Namkoong, MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Northern Berkshire Orthopedics and SVMC Orthopedics; Dave Armet, PT, of Williamstown Physical Therapy; and Athletic Trainer Yasmin Wilkinson of Williams College—will address prevention, treatment, and recovery for the top 5 most common injuries suffered by student athletes. Attendees will learn how to continue playing throughout school and beyond.

About the Presenters:

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Suk Namkoong attended Princeton University for his undergraduate education, earning a bachelor of science in 1994. He went on to earn his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Namkoong completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was awarded Resident of the Year. He also received fellowship training in sports medicine at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases from 2003 to 2004. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dave Armet, PT, is the owner of and a physical therapist at Williamstown Physical Therapy. Dave is a graduate of Ithaca College, and he has been practicing physical therapy since 1991. He earned his fellowship in Applied Functional Science in 2007 from the Gray Institute subsequently serving as an academic facilitator in 2008. He also currently serves on the board of directors at the Williamstown Youth Center and has a special interest in promoting health and fitness for children. He co-founded a summer program called F.A.S.T. (fitness and sports training) dedicated to improving fitness and leadership skills for young female athletes.

Yasmin Wilkinson is an athletic trainer on the sports medicine staff at Williams College. Wilkinson served as an assistant athletic trainer at Vassar College from 2002 – 2007. Before joining the Vassar Sports Medicine staff Wilkinson served as an assistant athletic trainer at Elmira College, where she earned a Master's in education in 2002. Wilkinson earned a bachelor’s of science in athletic training from Merrimack College in 2000. She is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association.