Sports Medicine

Dr. Tabacco’s Article | Dr. Tabacco’s Page

Dr. Tabacco’s Article

Sports Medicine Services

As a former 7 year team physician to NFL’s Washington Football Team and a current member of the NFLPA Mackey -White Health and Safety Committee and Medical director to George Washington University Athletics Dr. John Tabacco is board certified in both Sports medicine and Internal medicine and treats all manners of athletic health from joint pain to concussions and asthma. Whether your sport is football, running, or the leisurely walk around the block we strive to get patients back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Dr. Tabacco specializes in the non-operative care of musculoskeletal injuries and has conducted extensive research and training in the application and use of Platelet Rich Plasma, Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cell treatments, as well as the use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Tabacco has presented his research and clinical outcomes of Platelet rich plasma and adult stem cell injections at National conferences most recently as part of the NFL Physicians Society at the NFL scouting combine alongside his mentor Dr. James Andrews.

In addition to non-operative treatment of joint pain, Dr. Tabacco also treats concussions, chronic illnesses, and general medical problems. Dr. Tabacco is a medical director for GW University and Georgetown Prep Hoyas and is located exclusively at the Falls Church office.

  • Adult stem cell injections
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • FloGraft
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Needle-based procedures
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
  • Viscosupplementation

Sports Medicine Top Conditions Treated

Dr. Tabacco has worked with countless professional athletes, during his training with renowned physician Jim Andrews at the Andrews Institute, and now serves as a Sports medicine and regenerative medicine consultant to the Washington Football Team.

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff strains/tears
  • Sprains
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Trigger fingers