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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Sean Burfeind, MS, LAT, ATC, OPA-C

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Sean Burfeind, MS, LAT, ATC, OPA-C




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About Sean Burfeind, MS, LAT, ATC, OPA-C


Sean Burfeind is a residency trained, board certified and licensed athletic trainer. He brings more than 4 years of clinical experience, joining Inova Medical Group in early 2017. His interests are in all disorders of the knee, shoulder and elbow with an emphasis on sports related injuries.

Sean currently functions as a clinical athletic trainer and surgical first assist alongside primary care sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons at Inova Sports Medicine. He also currently serves as a rotational athletic trainer for the US Soccer Federation.

Sean began his career after graduation with his Master's degree at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. He then went on to complete an athletic training residency with a specialization in sports medicine at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise, Idaho. During his time in Boise he was able to begin his relationship with US Soccer, which he still has today. After completion of his residency, Sean took a position with a sports medicine private practice in Northern Virginia where he was able to work side by side with orthopedic surgeons. Serving as a clinical athletic trainer and surgical first assist he was able to continue strengthening his clinical skills as well as build valuable relationships in the community.

Sean has published several peer reviewed journal articles and has presented at national conferences on the impact of athletic trainers working in the physician practice setting. He was appointed to a workgroup position within the National Athletic Trainers Association's Committee on Practice Advancement labeled 'Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Workgroup'. There he was able to advocate for those athletic trainers working in the physician practice setting as well as help develop educational content and workshops specific to their educational needs.

A native of Western New York, Sean now resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Tori. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, traveling, hiking and exploring Virginia wineries.


Research and Publications

Athletic Trainers in the Operating Room. NATA News. April 2017

Relative Value Unit for the Athletic Trainer. NATA Committee on Practice Advancement. January 2016.

Randomized Control Trial Investigating the Effects of Kinesiology Tape on Shoulder Proprioception. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. Vol. 24, No. 4, 2015.

The Financial Impact of an Athletic Trainer Working as a Physician Extender in Orthopedic Practice. Medical Practice Management. January/February 2014

Radio Shows

Game Day Treatment. June 2017.

In the News

Athletic Trainers: Your Ally in Youth Sports. January 2018

Inova Physician Referral Services

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