Per Gunnar Brolinson

Sports Medicine Physician


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Biography

Dr. Brolinson was the co-director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship training program at The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio and has extensive experience in post-graduate medical education. He was a head team physician for the Freestyle Ski Team at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy.  Dr. Brolinson has served on the boards of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.
He is a former associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and a former member of the editorial board of the Physician and Sports Medicine. He is former section editor for Competitive Sports and Pain Management in the Journal of Current Sports Medicine Reports. Dr. Brolinson is a frequent speaker at national sports medicine meetings and often teaches didactic laboratory sessions on the use of osteopathic manipulative therapy for athletic injuries. Dr. Brolinson is the lead author of the sports medicine chapter in the latest edition of Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine and he has published several scholarly articles and book chapters in the area of sport and exercise medicine.

Education

1978 University of MIssouri, Columbia B.A.

1983 Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine D.O.

1983 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Fellowship in Sports & Preventative Medicine – Institute for Human Fitness, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine – Fort Worth, TX

1983-84 Traditional internship – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parkview Hospital

2005 Post Doctoral Clinical-Research Fellow Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Blacksburg, VA

Research

Discipline: 

Sports Medicine

Administrative Duties: 

VCOM Institutional Review Board Member
Interdisciplinary Research Committee

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Practice
Board Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering – VT
Associate Professor of Family Practice & Discipline Chair of Sports Medicine
Head Team Physician, Virginia Tech
Team Physician – United States Ski and Snowboard Association
Volunteer Physician – United States Olympic Committee

Professional Appointments / Memberships

Co-Chair Promotion and Tenure Committee
Co-Chair Promotion Board
Curriculum Committee
Assessment Committee
Medical Missions Committee
Library Committee
Sponsored Mission Trips
Dean’s Council
Senior Editorial Board Member, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Governing Board Appalachian Postgraduate Training Institute
North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association
Medical Society of Virginia
Case Development Committee National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners–COMLEX-USA-PE
Board of Directors One Care of Southwest Virginia
Center for Innovation in Construction Safety & Health Research, Blacksburg, VA
AOASM, AMSSM, AOA, AODME, AAO, ACOFP, ACSM, AMA, VOMA, AAFP, OSMA, OOA

Honors and Awards

2010: Beehler Research Mentor of the Year Award
2010: Medical Staff for the Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, BC
2008: Named in America’s Top Family Physicians, 2008-2009 Edition
2008: William J. Legg D. O. Distinguished Lecture Award
2006: Named to the Olympic Sports Medicine Society
2006: Medical Staff for the Winter Olympic Games, Turin, Italy
2006: Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Family Practice
2004: Named in America’s Top Family Physicians, 2004-2005 Edition
2001: Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice
1998: Family Practice Teaching Award, American Academy of Family Practice
1997: Outstanding Young Physician, Ohio State Medical Association
1996: Fellow, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

Publications

Recent Publications and Presentations:

Dr. Brolinson is a frequent speaker at national sports medicine meetings and often teaches didactic laboratory sessions on the use of osteopathic manipulative therapy for athletic injuries. He is the lead author for the recently published paper in Current Sports Medicine Reports entitled “Sacroiliac Dysfunction in Athletes” as well as another article on “Pain Management in Athletes”. Dr. Brolinson also has interest in integrative medicine and has published in this area as well.

Dr. Brolinson co-authored two recent sports medicine consensus statements including: “Sideline Preparedness for the Team Physician” (PDF) and “The Team Physician and Conditioning of Athletes for Sports” (PDF).

Dr. Brolinson is the lead author of the sports medicine chapter in the latest edition of Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, 2nd Edition. Dr. Brolinson is section editor for “Common Conditions” and lead author for the cycling chapter in Manual Sports Medicine (in press). His research interests include exercise and immune function, exercise and bone mineral density, concussion in sports, sports performance and manipulation as well as exercise and other health-related topics.

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  •  pbrolinson@vcom.vt.edu
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