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The Anatomy of Sports 2012

Summary: The National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Md., held its Anatomy of Sports program on August 11, 2012. The event taught attendees about the muscle groups athletes use while playing their sports, as well as common sports injuries and how they can be prevented. Medical illustrators were on hand to paint on the athletes’ bodies as they demonstrated the movements and positions they use to play their sports.

 

A medical illustrator paints the muscles and bones a swimmer uses on to former competitive swimmer Kathy Burns’s shoulder, arm, back and neck while a University of Maryland physical therapy student speaks about sports-related injuries. This activity took place at the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Anatomy of Sports program on Aug. 11, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md.

Meghan Solon rides Nipper to demonstrate the way a horse and rider’s bodies need to work in together to produce the best possible performance. Both were painted at the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Anatomy of Sports program on Aug. 11, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md.

Jordyn White, defensive lineman for the D.C. Divas Women’s Professional Football Team, crouches to demonstrate the muscles she uses while playing football. Her shoulder, arms, back and chest were painted at National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Anatomy of Sports program on Aug. 11, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md.

A medical illustrator paints abdominal muscles onto Christina Hong’s body to show how volleyball players need to have strong core muscles to play their sport. This activity took place at the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Anatomy of Sports program on Aug. 11, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md.

Athletes, medical illustrators, University of Maryland physical therapy students, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center staff, and National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) staff and volunteers pose together after NMHM’s Anatomy of Sports program. The event was held at NMHM on August 11, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md.