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Managing The CrossFit Athlete for Primary Care Physicians

High intensity workouts that encourage people to push themselves and test their limits with a combination of cardio, weight lifting and core training are becoming increasingly popular. In this New England Baptist Hospital presentation, Orthopedic surgeon Sean Rockett, MD, defines what CrossFit is, challenges associated with age and strength training, and common exercises and potential injuries.

Target Audience

Physicians interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in treating patients that practice CrossFit training.

Learning Objectives

  • Define what CrossFit is – the training regime, nutrition, and theory
  • Review challenges associated with age and strength training
  • Identify how tendonitis develops and how to treat it
  • Review the exercises common to CrossFit and their potential complications.


Dr. Rockett is an orthopedic surgeon on the medical team for the CrossFit Games and the East Regional.