University of Western States Chief Medical Officer Bill Moreau, DC, DACBSP, FACSM, has been published for the eighth time in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) for his contributions to a 2017 consensus meeting at the Norwegian Olympic Training Center in Oslo, Norway.
Researchers from all over the world gathered to further refine a sports injury questionnaire to address overuse injuries in sport. Overuse injuries are significantly underreported, because one of the most common methods to measure is a loss of ability to practice or participate in an event. Many athletes are adversely affected by overuse injuries, but they continue to practice and participate, even though they clearly have an injury.
“This new version of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC) Overuse Injury Questionnaire attempts to address the gap in injury identification by administering the questionnaire at regular weekly intervals,” said Dr. Moreau. “This way, clinicians and researchers are able to monitor how the consequences of overuse injury change over time and hopefully in the end help to decrease or prevent time loss overuse injuries. Perhaps in the near future, UWS will be able to implement or provide access to the OSTRC health problems questionnaire or similar tools to help with the clinical monitoring of athletes and to evaluate health trends to ultimately ensure timely care to athletes in a large range of sport.”
Other recent works Dr. Moreau has been a part of include:
- Laura Zdziarski, Lauren Pierpoint, David Taylor, Amber Donaldson, William Moreau, Dustin Nabhan. 193 Normative baseline SCAT5 scores in a population of united states paralympic athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine Mar 2020, 54 (Suppl 1) A81; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-IOCAbstracts.193
- Lauren Pierpoint, Laura Zdziarski, David Taylor, William Moreau, Dustin Nabhan. 189 Normative baseline SCAT5 scores in a population of united states olympic athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine Mar 2020, 54 (Suppl 1) A79-A80; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-IOCAbstracts.189
As the leader of medical services for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Dr. Moreau and his team worked with Olympic and Paralympic athletes where he was responsible for the care of thousands of Team USA athletes, provided by more than 200 clinicians from numerous health care disciplines. During his tenure at USOC, Dr. Moreau served as the Team USA chief medical officer during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as well as serving as the medical director for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Over his more than 30-year career, he has also treated collegiate, high school and recreational athletes.
Dr. Moreau is currently accepting patients at the UWS Campus Health Center. Please call 503-255-6771 to schedule an appointment. In-person appointments are being scheduled from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please visit the UWS Health Center website.
*Reminder!* The UWS campus and Health Center have moved! The new address is 8000 NE Tillamook St. in Portland, Ore.