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8th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2017

Symposium Speaker 

Position: Orthopaedic Surgery – Sports Medicine
Adress:  Baguio Medical Center, Military Cut-Off Road, Baguio City, Philippines     2600
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DR. MARIO G. IMSON is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon with a subspecialty in Sports Medicine.  Dr. Imson graduated from the University of the Philippines with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and subsequently obtained his medical degree from the University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.  He is currently a fellow of the Philippine College of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Sports Medicine Association of the Philippines.  Dr. Imson is a Professor at the University of the Cordilleras and also the section head of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic of the Baguio Medical Center.

Dr. Imson has worked as a sports physician of the University of the Philippines and likewise in the professional basketball league of the Philippines.  He is responsible for the setting up of the sports injury clinics at the University of the Philippines and the University of Baguio.  Academically, Dr. Imson was the dean of the College of Physical Therapy of the De La Salle University and later the University of Baguio.  He  has given lectures in sports medicine in many local and international conferences.

Dr. Imson is one of the founding members of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS).  He served as president of ACESS in 2009 to 2011 and has been a member of the Executive Board since 1999.




            Injuries sustained by athletes during the strength development phase of their training are one of the most common injuries that we encounter.  Because most athletes with this type of injury are not totally incapacitated and remain functional they are then one of the most misunderstood injuries and thus are commonly mistreated. The presentation highlights muscular and joint soft tissue injuries and their unique characteristics.  With consideration on the predisposing factors and mechanism of the injuries, the current modalities in diagnosis and treatment, including rehabilitation management with correlation from the author’s clinical experience are presented in this presentation.  Preventive aspects of the injuries are likewise highlighted in the paper.


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