Annual Professional Education Conference benefiting our Sports Medicine Outreach Program

Our annual spring conference is a combined effort between The Center Foundation, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, and Therapeutic Associates, Inc. in Bend, Oregon. This conference is recommended for physical therapists, primary care physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified athletic trainers with an interest in orthopedics and sports medicine. Proceeds from this course will support the Sports Medicine Program at The Center Foundation.

This conference is intended for health care professionals who are interested in treating common orthopedic conditions that affect the aging athlete. Attendees will learn the latest evidence-based information about operative and non-operative treatment of knee, shoulder, and hip osteoarthritis as well as conservative treatment strategies for the hip. Cadaver lab participants will get an in-depth and hands-on experience illustrating anatomy, surgical procedure, and common joint pathologies for the aging athlete.


Saturday, May 4th

7:30 am: Check in and Registration

7:45: Welcome and Introduction

8:00 – 9:00 am: Hip Arthritis in Seasoned Athletes: Restoring Mobility and PerformanceConnor King MD

9:00 – 10:00 am: Arthroscopic Treatment of Hip Pain in the ‘Tweener’ PopulationAndrea Herzka MD

10:00 – 10:15 am: BREAK

10:15 – 11:15 am: Shoulder Injuries in the Seasoned Athlete – Ekaterina Urch, MD

11:15 – 12:15 am: Operative/Non-Operative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis in the Aging AthleteAdam Lindsay, MD

12:15 – 12:45 pm: LUNCH

12:45 – 1:45 pm: Modern Pre-Surgical Management of Hip OA in the Active Population – Tony Rocklin PT

1:45 – 2:00 pm: Seminar Conclusion and Thank You! – Cadaver Lab participants transition to Steelhead Surgical

3:00 – 6:00 pm: Cadaver Lab

6:00 pm: Conclusion

Course Objectives

Modern Pre-Surgical Management of Hip OA in the Active Population – Tony Rocklin PT

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Explain three points of contention for pre-surgical management of hip OA in active populations.
  • Demonstrate soft tissue mobilization techniques for pre-surgical management of Hip OA.
  • Identify special patient population challenges to the successful pre-surgical management of Hip OA.

Operative/Non-Operative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis in the Aging Athlete – Dr. Adam Lindsay

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Explain the physiological changes and differences in articular cartilage in both osteoarthritis and aging.
  • Perform an initial evaluation on the aging athlete’s knee.
  • Describe the indications for operative vs non-operative treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

Hip Arthritis in Seasoned Athletes: Restoring Mobility and Performance – Dr. Connor King

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the pathophysiology of hip arthritis.
  • Describe the current non-surgical treatment options available for hip arthritis.
  • Describe the recent advances in hip replacement including anterior approach, improved bearing surfaces and advanced technology and techniques including robotics.

Shoulder Injuries in the Seasoned Athlete – Dr. Ekaterina Urch

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and treatment options for impingement in the seasoned athlete.
  • Summarize the recent advances and treatment options for gleno-humeral arthritis.
  • Describe the pathophysiology and pathomechanics of rotator cuff tears and biceps/labral pathology in the ‘seasoned’ athlete.

Arthroscopic Treatment of Hip Pain in the ‘Tweener’ Population – Dr. Andrea Herzka

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Describe the causes of non-arthritic hip pain.
  • Explain the indications and contraindications for hip arthroscopy.
  • Summarize and develop a rehabilitation protocol following hip arthroscopy.

Interactive Cadaver Lab

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify relevant shoulder and knee anatomy
  • Describe relevant surgical procedure for treatment of knee and shoulder pathologies in the aging athlete.
  • Identify relevant knee and shoulder pathology.

Course Materials


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Andrea Herzka, MD

Dr. Andrea Herzka is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of sports injuries: primarily injuries to the knee, shoulder and hip regions. Her areas of interest include: ACL reconstruction and revision surgery, as well as surgical treatments for kneecap dislocations, shoulder instability and dislocations, rotator cuff injuries, labral injuries in the hip, and hip preservation.

Dr. Herzka attended medical school in her hometown San Francisco at UCSF, then did residency at Johns Hopkins University and Sports Medicine sub-specialty training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she assisted in caring for the Pittsburgh Steelers and other high level professional and college athletes. She spent additional time training in hip arthroscopy prior to joining the OHSU faculty.

Dr. Herzka values open communication that fosters inclusivity as well as mutual respect and understanding in the doctor-patient relationship.

Dr. Herzka serves as the director of OHSU orthopedic resident arthroscopic simulation training as well as team doctor for Beaverton High School. She is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).

Connor King, MD

As a fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon, Dr. King specializes in treating patients with hip and knee arthritis, beginning with non-operative approaches. His goal is always to treat patients conservatively with therapies or medication before considering surgery. When total joint replacement surgery is necessary, he uses advanced technology and minimally invasive approaches, including direct anterior hip replacement, to help deliver the best possible patient outcomes.

Dr. King first became interested in medicine in high school when he volunteered as a firefighter and EMT. In medical school, he quickly gravitated to orthopaedic surgery and found it extremely rewarding to help patients get back to doing what they love. During his residency at the University of Chicago, the busiest level 1 trauma center in the city, he also gained an interest in caring for orthopaedic trauma patients. He completed his fellowship training under Dr. Christopher Peters at the University of Utah, one of the top joint replacement programs in the country.

The most gratifying part of being a total joint surgeon is hearing from his patients after recovery, excited to share what they are able to do following hip or knee surgery. He enjoys working with the multidisciplinary team and delivering the highest quality joint replacement care to Central Oregon. He enjoys hiking, skiing, woodworking, traveling, cooking, and exploring the outdoors with his wife and dog.

Adam Lindsay, MD

Dr. Adam Lindsay is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, Fracture care, and Shoulder Arthroplasty (Replacements). Originally from just outside South Lake Tahoe, CA, he was previously a Division 1 Water Polo player at UC Davis, and competed at the international level. He attended medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and then completed his orthopaedic surgical training at the University of Southern California one of the largest level 1 trauma centers on the West Coast. He received extensive training in the care of fractures, soft tissue injuries, and joint replacements.

After residency, he pursued a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado, where he completed over 700 cases under the guidance of world-renowned orthopaedists. It was there he honed skills in arthroscopy and shoulder arthroplasty (replacements), and developed a passion for complex knee, hip, and shoulder pathology. Additionally ,he specializes in fracture care with considerable training in fracture care in athletes of all levels. He has published multiple book chapters, articles, and presented at national conferences on these topics.

Getting back to a pre-injury level of activity is often a long and tough process. Dr. Lindsay appreciates that having an approachable and invested surgical team is critical to a patients’ improvement.  He is looking forward to providing for a thriving and growing community and could not be more honored to serve this area.

When not in clinic or the operating room, Dr. Lindsay can usually be found out on some adventure with his wife Rachelle, daughter Addison and dog Khione. He typically tries to mountain bike and ski (both on resort and backcountry) every chance he can get. His golf game is, currently, ok at best.

Tony Rocklin PT, DPT

Tony Rocklin graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 1994 and was a member of the Men’s Varsity Basketball team. He earned his Physical Therapy degree with distinction in 1998 as well as his Clinical Doctorate in 2008 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He has continued his advanced education through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, achieving Level IV Certification in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Although Tony enjoys working with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities in both the young and aging populations, his area of special interest includes hip intra-articular pathology such as osteoarthritis (OA), femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears.

Tony Rocklin has co-authored and published three research articles and continues pursuing new research projects involving the conservative management of hip pathology.

When not in the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and their two children, Miles and Delaney, as well participating in golf, functional fitness and being outdoors.

Ekaterina Urch, MD

Dr. Ekaterina Urch is a fellowship trained and board certified sports medicine physician with a passion for helping patients overcome injury to live an active and healthy life. From her experience as a collegiate volleyball player, she understands firsthand the frustration and stress that injury can cause. Dr. Urch treats patients of all ages with diverse orthopedic injuries. She specializes in injuries and conditions of the knee and shoulder, with a particular interest in women’s health and caring for female athletes and other active women.

Dr. Urch earned her medical degree at New York University where she graduated at the top of her class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency training at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where she trained with some of the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons.

During her time in New York, her athletic achievements were also recognized and she was inducted into the New York University Athletic Hall of Fame for captaining the women’s volleyball team and bringing it to national prominence.  She went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. During her time in Los Angeles, she helped take care of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and served as a team physician for Loyola Marymount University.

Dr. Urch values many of the same things as the dynamic, outdoor-loving and friendly people of Central Oregon do. She and her husband have loved raising their family in this community. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, running, hiking, and traveling with her husband and daughters.


OSU Cascades Ray Hall

1500 SW Chandler Ave

Bend, OR 97702

Lodging Partners

Best Western Peppertree is our preferred booking partner for this event.  Click the link below for a preferred booking rate for this event, and to stay within walking distance from the conference.   Offer expires April 3, 2024. Don’t miss out!

Best Western Premier Peppertree

1082 SW Yates Dr

Bend, OR 97702


CEU Credit Information

Participants will earn the following continuing education credits (CEU):

Seminar: 5 CEUs

Cadaver Lab: 3 CEUs


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This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC).  The Center Foundation is approved by the BOC to provide continuing education for Athletic Trainers.



Seminar + Cadaver Lab: $450 – Limited Spots Available

Seminar Only: $250





Please contact Stuart Schmidt at [email protected] or 541-322-2323 if you need assistance with or have questions about registering for this event.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations with full refund available until March 31, 2024.
Cancellations with 50% refund available April 1 through April 15, 2024.
No refund after April 15, 2024.
*Illness or death in the immediate family are mitigating circumstances considered for refunds with a written request received no later than 10 days after the end of the conference.

Thank You To Our Sponsors for Supporting The Ageless Athlete!

Title Sponsor

Strengthening Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

HJ & Associates – Rob Hannon

In-Kind Sponsor


Lodging Partner

The Concussion Collective







Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Stuart Schmidt, [email protected] for more information.