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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Brett Gustman, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT

Licensed Athletic Trainer
Brett Gustman, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT



About Brett Gustman, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT

Brett Gustman is a state-licensed and nationally-certified athletic trainer who joined Inova Sports Medicine in 2016. With nearly 20 years of experience, his goal is to provide comprehensive post-injury care, baseline concussion testing and education to athletes, parents and coaches within the community.

Brett graduated from West Virginia University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training. He earned a Master of Science degree in health education from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002 while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football program. Upon the completion of his graduate studies, Brett served as intern athletic trainer in the NFL for the New York Jets during the 2002 season. Brett was hired in 2003 as the head athletic trainer at Fairfax High School in Virginia where he worked to establish concussion treatment guidelines, baseline testing standards and an extensive concussion education program utilized across Fairfax County, VA.

In 2010, Brett was named the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year as a testament to his work within the Fairfax County Public School System. As a result of his interest in concussion, Brett took a position at Fairfax Family Practice as a certified athletic trainer specializing in concussion management prior to joining Inova.

Brett's professional experience also includes teaching college-level coursework and serving as an approved clinical instructor in the athletic training education programs at Middle Tennessee State and George Mason University.

Originally from New Jersey, Brett now calls Northern Virginia home and in his spare time enjoys skiing, off-roading and camping with his wife Cori, daughter Makayla and son Brandon.

Research and Publications

Gustman, B.P., Castor, E.D., Stephenson-Brown, K., Womble, M.N., Elbin, R.J. Relationship between trait and state anxiety in patients with sport and/or recreation-related concussions. Poster presented at Big Sky Athletic Training Conference. Big Sky, MT. February 2019.

Acute Management of Concussion: The Role of Regulation versus Rest. ImPACT Research Report. Summer 2016.

Radio Shows

Youth Outreach Programs. August 2017.

The Role of the Athletic Trainer On & Off the Field. August 2017.

Understanding Concussions & Importance of Pre-Season Concussion Screenings. May 2017.

24-hour Concussion Hotline


Inova Physician Referral Services

Please make note of the following information.

This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.