News & Events

We’re working on a number of initiatives to expand participation and safety in sports. See what we’re up to.

Exercise Rx one of 10 winners of CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund

Over 20 University of Washington research teams presented their innovations to a panel of judges for the fall CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund, held during a three-day virtual event in November. The projects ranged from rapid medical imaging, toxic contaminant cleanup, workplace injury prevention, and protein design applications that treat the deadliest complications of COVID-19....

New Recommendations Steer Doctors Away from Opioids to Treat Pain in Adolescent Athletes

Athletes at all levels and ages commonly experience pain during practice and in competition. Identifying and appropriately managing acute and chronic pain is fundamental for short- and long-term health. This is especially true for adolescent athletes in whom inadequate or inappropriate pain management can lead to a lifetime of consequences including an increased risk of opioid misuse. A team physician consensus statement just released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), The Sports Institute and four other professional sports medicine organizations shares guidelines to identify and manage pain in athletes ages 10 to 18. It urges team physicians and...

Boost Your Immunity with Physical Activity

Looking for ways to improve your health? Physical activity enhances the immune system, improves mood, increases strength and is vital to our health and well-being. Hear from institute faculty members Drs. Cindy Lin and Sara Chrisman on the importance of physical activity for youth and adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The Daily Mile During Remote Learning

We know the school year is going to look very different compared to last year, but no matter how students learn, The Daily Mile can have the same positive impact. The big picture: Physical activity is essential for kids. Research shows it can boost the immune system, improve mood and fitness, and so much more – all things our kids need to stay healthy through this challenging time.  The bottom line: We can’t change many of the things that make learning at home difficult, but we can put one proven idea to work – schedule time for children to move every day....

The Sports Institute Launches Educational Film

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine produced a short educational film demonstrating new, recommended techniques for treating athletes with a suspected cervical spine injury....