MSK2014 3


This course will serve as the second in a series of musculoskeletal ultrasound courses. The focus will be entirely on the shoulder and brachial plexus. It is designed for the physical medicine and rehabilitation clinician currently performing ultrasound imaging or wishing to expand his or her capacity to incorporate ultrasound imaging into the practice.

This will serve as an introductory course to the function of musculoskeletal ultrasound, its capabilities and its limitations. It will include lectures on billing and coding, marketing your ultrasound practice and purchasing an ultrasound machine. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate of proficiency.

Register today because there are few remaining spots.  Download the registration packet by clicking here.

Scott J. Primack, D.O. is a 1988 graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, with subsequent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received his board certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

The primary focus of Dr. Primack’s practice is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. He performs eletrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, interventional lumbar spine injections and osteopathic manipulation. He currently serves as Medical Director for the Colorado Special Olympics. Dr. Primack has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. His area of research is in the design and implementation of functional outcome measures.

Interests: biking, reading, running, medical research, and skiing
Community involvement: Special Olympics Medical Director


Course Faculty

Jonathan Finnoff

Jonathan Finnoff, DO, FACSM obtained his medical degree from the University of New England.  He then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah, and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.  He has had the privilege to work in several different academic and private practice settings since that time, including the Mayo Clinic, where he was an Associate Professor.  He currently practices at Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in South Lake Tahoe, CA.  Dr. Finnoff is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Finnoff has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals, and has authored multiple book chapters.  He co-edited a book with Mark Harrast, MD, titled “Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards”.  Dr. Finnoff has been the keynote speaker at numerous national and international conferences, and is frequently invited to speak as a guest faculty member at Universities and hospitals around the country.  While on faculty at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Finnoff received several teaching awards for his involvement with their Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program.

Dr. Finnoff is the chair of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s (AAPM&R) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Task Force and has chaired or served as a faculty member at multiple AAPM&R Musculoskeletal Ultrasound courses.  He has also served as the Chair of the AAPM&R’s Musculoskeletal Council and was recently appointed to the AAPM&R’s Board of Governors.  He is the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course Program Chair for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and is the chair of the Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review Course co-sponsored by Tahoe Center for Orthopedics and the AMSSM.

Dr. Finnoff has been a team physician for the United States Ski Team for more than a decade, and has provided medical coverage for the team at multiple world cup and world championship competitions.  He was in charge of the Athlete’s Clinic at the Soldier Hollow venue during the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, UT, and was the director of all athlete and spectator medical care at the Soldier Hollow venue during the 2002 Paralympic Games.  Dr. Finnoff has also served as the head team physician for a division 1 university, and has also taken care of multiple high school and club sports teams.  Dr. Finnoff has been the medical director for multiple mass participation sports events including marathons and iron man length triathlons.

Dr. Finnoff’s clinical interests are broad and include multiple sports medicine topics including exertional leg pain, sports concussion management, and advanced diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr. Joanne Borg Stein is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in sports medicine.  Dr Borg Stein grew up in a New York City suburb and completed undergraduate education at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.  She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Columbia University in NYC, where she was chief resident.  She was a member of the faculty at Columbia for four years, then moved to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she has practiced for 20 years.

Dr Borg Stein is associate professor of PM&R at Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Spaulding/Harvard Sports Medicine Fellowship. She is also the Medical Director for the Spine Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Wellesley.  She serves as team physician for Wellesley College Varsity Athletics.  Her research is focused on regenerative injection treatment for sports injury. She has authored many articles on treatment of musculoskeletal and sports injuries with regenerative injections and is chair of the musculoskeletal council of the American Academy of PM&R. She is associate editor to the journal PMR.  Dr Borg Stein lives in Sharon, Mass.  She has three grown children.

Jerod A. Cottrill, D.O., is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with fellowship training in interventional spine and sports medicine. His specialties include non-operative sports and musculoskeletal medicine, minimally invasive spine procedures, electrodiagnosis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound (diagnostic and for injection guidance). He offers a comprehensive treatment approach, evaluating the musculoskeletal biomechanics, coordinating rehabilitation medicine, combined with minimally invasive spine or ultrasound guided joint procedures if needed.

Dr. Cottrill emphasizes the importance of an early diagnosis, a comprehensive treatment plan, and patient education in order to restore function as quickly as possible.

In his free time, Dr. Cottrill enjoys bicycling, skiing and snowboarding. He serves on the medical pool for the US ski and snowboard teams, providing local, national and international medical coverage for the teams while training and in competition.

Dr. Hager is a UW clinical associate professor of rehabilitation medicine with an adjunct position in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy:  Dr. Hager’s approach to patient care is to constantly work to better understand the cause and effect of the physical stressors on the human body through ongoing investigation and applying this knowledge through a patient care plan in the most practical and empathetic fashion as possible.

Personal Interests:  In his free time, Dr. Hager and his wife Sharree turn to the outdoors for activities with their three daughters. In the winter, he and his family are most often found skiing at Crystal Mountain. In the summer, he enjoys boating, triathlons and golf.

Clinical Interests
Dr. Hager’s clinical interest is in the prevention and treatment of sports and exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries. His primary clinical focus is the aging athlete and musculoskeletal ultrasound applications in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries.

He is passionate about helping the patient (whether it be weekend warriors or nationally competitive athletes) maintain a high level of fitness and working with the patient to develop strategies to optimize lifetime participation in physical activities. A former active duty officer for 24 years, he has a particular interest in opportunities to support the health care of soldiers.

Sports Medicine Clinical Experience

  • Medical team volunteer - Seattle Marathon, Seattle, 2008
  • Team physician - Sammamish High School, Bellevue, Wash., football team
  • Team physician - University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., lacrosse team
  • Physician - Snohomish High School, Snohomish, Wash., pre-participation sports physical examinations
  • Medical team volunteer - Army 10-Miler, Washington, D.C.
  • Medical team volunteer - Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Wash., football team
  • Research officer and teaching faculty, Department of Physical Education, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Research Interests: Dr. Hager's research interests include using musculoskeletal ultrasound to optimize evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries such as muscle, tendon or joint injuries.

Teaching Interests:  Dr. Hager's teaching interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation.

Expertise:  Back/Spine Injury, Musculoskeletal, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine

Paul LentoDr. Paul Lento has been preforming MSK US since 2003. He has taught introductory and advanced courses in MSK US both nationally as well as internationally. He has also trained numerous residents and fellows on the use of Diagnostic MSK US in academic centers. He has written chapters on the subject as well as peer reveiwed articles. He currently works in a multispecialty orthopedic group in Sarasota, Florida. 

Christopher ViscoChristopher J. Visco, M.D. is an Assistant Professor and Director of Sports Medicine in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, an Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, and Associate Residency Program Director.

He specializes in treating patients with sports and spine injuries. He completed his residency in PM&R at Kessler/UMDNJ and his Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University. His main areas of interest are in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, preventative and regenerative musculoskeletal care, and medical education. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine, and is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer.

Kenneth MautnerDr. Ken Mautner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery At Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  He is board certified in PM&R with a CAQ in Sports Medicine.  He is also the Fellowship Director of the ACGME accredited Emory PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship.  He is team physician for Emory University, Agnes Scott College and a consultant for Georgia Tech Athletics.

Dr. Mautner has been using Musculoskeletal US in his practice since 2007 and has being doing PRP and Regenerative Injections since 2008. He teaches and is course director for multiple MSK US courses each year and lectures throughout the country on both of these topics.  

Dean Ziegler, MD

Robert Billow, DO

Alfred Gellhorn, MD

Jeff Strakowski, MD

COURSE AGENDA (Subject to Change)

Thursday, January 16, 2014
11:00-12:30 Registration
11:00-12:30 Exhibit Hours
12:00Noon Mandatory Faculty Meeting
12:30-12:45 Opening Remarks by Scott Primack, DO, Course Director
12:45-1:30pm Ultrasound Physics and the Machine by Christopher Visco, MD
1:30-3:00pm Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of the Shoulder by JonathanFinnoff, DO
3:00-4:00pm Biceps Tendon: Proximal and Distal by Paul Lento, MD
4:00-4:15pm Exhibit Hours
4:15-6:15pm Hands On Scanning
6:30-8:30pm Welcome Reception with Outcomes Presentation by Scott Primack, DO

Friday, January 17, 2014
6:30-7:15am Exhibit Hours
6:30-7:15am Continental Breakfast
7:15-8:15am Brachial Plexus / TOS Workup by Scott Primack, DO and Jeff Strakowski, DO
8:15-8:30am Exhibit Hours
8:30-9:15am A Review of Biologics and Regenerative Medicine by Ken Mautner, MD
9:30-3:30pm Spa / Snowboard / SnowShoe / Shop / Cross Country and Downhill Ski Break
3:30-6:30pm Hands On Ultrasound Guided Procedures Skills and Shoulder Diagnostics
6:30-8:30 Sponsored Dinner with Presentation: Beyond PRP/BMAC: Regenerative Medicine Advancements in the Management of Tendinitis, Joint Pain and Localized Inflammation Using AmnioGenic Therapy™ by Jon Nicolai

Saturday, January 18, 2014
7:00-7:30am Exhibit Hours
7:00-7:30am Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:30am Ultrasound of the Shoulder: An Orthopedic Surgeon's Perspective by Dean Ziegler, MD
8:30-9:45am Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Region Injection Procedures by Nelson Hager, MD
9:45-10:00am Exhibit Hours
10:00-12:30 Hands On Scanning
12:30-1:30pm Working Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Coding and Billing for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound by Ken Mautner, MD
1:30-6:00pm Hands On Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Region Injection Procedures (Cadaver Session)

Sunday, January 19, 2014
7:00-7:30am Exhibit Hours
Breakfast On Your Own
7:30-10:30am Diagnostic and Therapeutic Hands On Stations (Practice and Proficiency Exam)
10:30-12:00noon Proficiency Exam
12:00 Noon Course Adjourns

The American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve the following CME activities for 23 AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

Physician Accreditation Statement
The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) is accredited by the New Jersey State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
NJAOPS designates these educational activities for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Requirements for successful completion are attendance in a session in its entirety and completing the evaluation tool.

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
620 Village Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424-2115
(970) 453-6000

Airport Information
Attendees are encouraged to fly into Denver International Airport and take a shuttle or rent a car to get to Beaver Run Resort.

Shuttle Information
Colorado Mountain Express provides shuttle transportation to and from Denver International Airport and Beaver Run. Please visit the website for further information at or call (800) 525-6363.

Driving Information
The historic mining/resort town of Breckenridge is located two hours west of Denver International Airport via Interstate 70. Beaver Run is located at the base of Peak 9 just a few blocks from historic Main Street.   Arriving from Denver, you'll drive westbound on I-70 and through the Eisenhower Tunnel as you cross under the Continental Divide. Exit to the right at the Frisco Exit (Exit 203, Highway 9 South), proceed through the round-a-bout to the 3rd exit. Continuing through the town of Frisco stay on Highway 9 South approximately 10 miles to Breckenridge. When you arrive at the round-a-bout bear to the right taking the first exit (North Park). Continue on North Park passing a shopping center on your left, under the Gondola, through the stoplight (1st Bank will be just before the stoplight on your left), continue on Park (now South Park) past Lone Star Sports, the River Walk Center and parking lot, you will pass a second parking lot ("F-Lot") all on your left until you come to a "Y" in the road. Turn right onto Village Road and up the hill to the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center at the top. The Registration area is just after a large parking lot and just prior the skywalk on your left.





We have negotiated fabulous room rates for our Musculoskeletal UltraSound Course beginning at $159.00 per night at Beaver Run Resort.

Please visit to see where we will host our conference and CLICK HERE for the link to make reservations.

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED A PASSWORD TO ACCESS OUR GROUP BLOCK. The attendee password is MUS0HL (Case Sensitive) and it is case sensitive.

All of the room layouts, amenity information and directions to the resort are available on the website. Feel free to visit the Accommodations section to view these selections.

The attendee password is: MUS0HL (Case Sensitive)


Please join us at the beautiful Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO this January 16-19, 2014.  Your participation as an exhibitor connects you with a network of leading physiatrists from across the country.  Exhibiting with the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides a terrific opportunity to interact with our physicians in a casual setting allowing you to introduce yourself and familiarize them with your products and services.  Our physicians are on the cutting edge of technology and are engaged in the marketplace while eager to learn how to help and best serve their patients.   Exhibit space is limited to maintain an intimate atmosphere and provide quality and friendly in-person and relationship building time with the doctors. We invite and encourage you to review the attached materials detailing the opportunity to exhibit with and/or sponsor our organization by CLICKING HERE.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact me via email ( or by dialing (908) 387-1750.