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Jimmy is on location at the Inova DC Sports Medicine Summit atop the W Hotel. He talks with Washington Nationals PT Seth Blee & Nats Chiropractor Hirad Bagy. They get into the similarities and differences of PT and Chiropractic care. What can we learn from each other and how? And what do we need to do to move our respective fields forward? (Hint: We need to talk more.)
Jimmy also tries to hit them up for Nats tickets on the first baseline, but fails.
About the guests:
Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT
Seth is the clinic director of the Inova Physical Therapy Center at Sportsplex. He graduated from Boston College’s pre-medical program with a Bachelor of Science in philosophy. He graduated with honors from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in physical therapy. He completed his transitional Doctor in Physical Therapy degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Seth has worked with different patient populations, but has focused the majority of his time in orthopedics. He received functional orthopedic certification and certification in functional manual therapy from the Institute of Physical Art and is a primary faculty member for the Institute. He regularly teaches continuing education courses to physical therapists throughout the country and has recently taught courses internationally. He has been an adjunct faculty member for Marymount University’s Doctor in Physical Therapy Program and is a credentialed clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. He also enjoys teaching sports medicine topics throughout the community and stays very active in youth sports programs in the area.
Dr. Hirad NajafBagy (Dr. Bagy)
Team Chiropractor for the Washington Redskins
Team Chiropractor for the Washington Nationals
Team Chiropractor for D.C. United
Areas of Specialization: Sports Medicine, Hip, Shoulder, Neck, Lower Back.
Founder and president of United Wellness Center, Dr. Hirad NajafBagy (Dr. Bagy) is sought after for his ability to keep competitors in the game and get people to enjoy optimal health and physical well being. His therapeutic skill has benefited thousands, from top professional athletes to those recovering from traumatic injury to many who simply want to decrease physical discomfort and improve their quality of life. Dr. H – as he is best known – has been the official team chiropractor for the D.C. United pro soccer team since 1998. He served the same role for the 2002 and 2004 Major League Soccer All-Star games, and for the 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cup team. His contributions to soccer also include working with the USA National Soccer Team, Washington Freedom, and treating teams during the MLS Cup throughout the past decade. In 2010, Dr. H has complimented his devotion to international “football” with the American version, having been named Team Chiropractor for the NFL’s Washington Redskins. In 2011 Dr. Hirad N. Bagy was excited to also be named the Team Chiropractor for the Washington Nationals. He lives in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife Christine and their two children.