University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Tony Robichaux, coach for the nation’s No. 1 college baseball team in 2014, will join Willis-Knighton sports medicine physicians Shane Barton, MD, and Patrick Massey, MD, of The Orthopaedic Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 1,
The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 9 a.m. at the University Center Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
Robichaux will discuss identifying and developing players’ talent, as well as managing pitchers’ arms. The physicians will cover the latest techniques for treating common elbow and shoulder injuries, as well as other related sports medicine topics. All three will be available for questions and open discussion.
Under Robichaux’s leadership, the ULL-Lafayette team was ranked No. 1 college baseball team during the 2014 season. Since 1995 his teams have won multiple conference championships, appeared in nine NCAA regionals, two Super Regionals, and the 2000 College World Series. He is one of the youngest head coaches in Division 1 history to garner 500 wins.
Barton, who serves as medical director of Willis-Knighton’s sports medicine program, is fellowship trained and board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle, as well as all sports-related injuries. During his fellowship, Dr. Barton served as the assistant team physician for the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and Harvard University.
Massey completed a fellowship in orthopedics and sports medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital and practices orthopedics and sports medicine. During his fellowship, Dr. Massey had the opportunity to work with a number of professional athletes, bringing insight into the physical and health requirements to compete on the professional level.