National Sports Medicine Institute

National Sports Medicine Institute We are an orthopedic sports medicine practice in Loudoun County Virginia.
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👏 A huge thank you to Michele ‘Shelly’ Leavitt Weinstein  for sharing her expertise in medical event planning with us at...
04/26/2024

👏 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...
04/25/2024

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 nationalsportsmed.com 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 www.nationalsportsmed.com/volunteer-blood-donation

  is a free event for communities nationwide to properly dispose of old and unneeded medications safely and anonymously....
04/15/2024

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: www.DEATakeBack.com

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

Brothers training together year round. Continue to improve your athleticism while playing multiple sports.
03/08/2024

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

Thanks Angela Petretta PT, DPT, CYT for leading an inspiring beginner yoga class at our February Grand Rounds, you bring...
02/23/2024

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!

What an incredible day! A huge thank you to  who lead our ribbon-cutting ceremony at our new clinic in   Your support an...
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

Visceral fat is a type of fat that is stored deep within the abdominal cavity, surrounding internal organs such as the l...
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.

01/10/2024

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 ...
01/02/2024

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! 💪

It all comes down to this! The saga continues with Stone Bridge and Maury. Make the trip to the University of Virginia t...
12/07/2023

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 ope...
12/04/2023

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 Wre...
12/01/2023

💪 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 ! 🏆

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/live/NlsauEz6Id8?si=v4VG_p4DBcFRdFTG

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...
12/01/2023

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!

STATE SEMIFINALS! Get to the game to cheer on your home team this Saturday. Take some time to see the best football Loud...
11/30/2023

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 y...
11/27/2023

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 https://onewarmcoat.salsalabs.org/owccoatdrive/p/nsmicoatdrive/index.html 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 ...
11/23/2023

🦃 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!

Playoff football after Thanksgiving? Yes, please! A clash of football titans is scheduled for Friday and we hope to see ...
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 pr...
11/17/2023

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 www.nationalsportsmed.com/physical-therapy-residency/




3 HUGE matchups in Loudoun County this Friday! Bring your loudest cheers, your fiercest spirit, and propel your team to ...
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 wo...
11/15/2023

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!

Gratitude to Dr. Raymond Vlacancich of Virginia Heart for his illuminating talk on preventing cardiac events in athletes...
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! 💪



First round of playoffs start this Friday. You can catch these local games right here in Loudoun County! Both games are ...
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 sup...
11/07/2023

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.

Exploring Careers in Sports Medicine with LCPS Job for a Day! 🏥💪At The National Sports Medicine Institute, we're thrille...
11/06/2023

Exploring Careers in Sports Medicine with LCPS Job for a Day! 🏥💪

At The National Sports Medicine Institute, we're thrilled to be a part of the Loudoun County Public School Job for a Day program! It's all about inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals.

LCPS 11th-12th grade students have the unique opportunity to shadow our dedicated team of Orthopaedic providers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and Sports Performance coaches, experiencing the daily grind of sports medicine up close and personal.

🌟 The LCPS Profile of a Graduate values qualities like contributing, collaborating, communicating, critical thinking, and creating, and we're excited to demonstrate how these skills come to life in our dynamic workplace!

🔍 Are you curious about what it takes to excel in the field of sports medicine? Check out LCPS.ORG/JFD

🎃We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Kelly  and Courtney  ! They wowe...
11/03/2023

🎃We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Kelly and Courtney ! They wowed everyone with their "Cheeseburger in Paradise" pumpkin, showcasing their creativity and teamwork.🍔🎃

It was such a close contest! Shout out to our runner ups!
🎈Natalie in 2nd, 🐔Shannon & 🦖Sheri tied for 3rd. Well done everyone!

As a bonus, both Kelly and Courtney have won a free lunch, courtesy of NSMI. Let's congratulate them on their well-deserved victory!

If you entered to win our raffle, check your inbox for the announcement!

The excitement is building, the rivalries are heating up, as teams are making their last efforts towards the post-season...
11/01/2023

The excitement is building, the rivalries are heating up, as teams are making their last efforts towards the post-season. This Friday is the last regular season game for Don't miss out on the opportunity to cheer on your team! We hope to see you at the game.

Experience the "Gold Standard" in bone density scan technology. DXA Scan is a non-invasive 10 minute scan that can accur...
10/30/2023

Experience the "Gold Standard" in bone density scan technology. DXA Scan is a non-invasive 10 minute scan that can accurately assess lean mass balance, body fat percentage, bone mineral density, and visceral fat. Call today to schedule your assessment or visit our website to learn about all of our testing options.

Flannel Friday with your favorite sports medicine pros.
10/27/2023

Flannel Friday with your favorite sports medicine pros.

🙌 A heartfelt thank you to our amazing presenters for shedding light on the current state of mental health resources for...
10/27/2023

🙌 A heartfelt thank you to our amazing presenters for shedding light on the current state of mental health resources for student athletes during our October Grand Rounds Educational Series:

Dr. Justin Jacques, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Mental Performance Consultant. He's the Chief Clinical Officer at Technotherapy and the founder of Human Theory Group, providing mental performance coaching expertise.

Marcus Alston, a passionate student-athlete mental health activist and Founder of Alston for Athletes. He's been recognized by Mental Health America and NAMI MD, and even participated in MTV's Mental Health Youth Action Forum. Marcus is advocating for vital mental health training in sports programs.


Your insights and dedication are invaluable in advancing this crucial conversation.

Let's continue to work together and champion the cause for the well-being of our student athletes! 💪🧠

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19455 Deerfield Avenue
Lansdowne, VA
20176

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

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(703) 729-5010

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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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