USA Water Polo
Dr. Thomas has been the consulting orthopedic specialist with the U.S. Olympic Water Polo Team since 2010. He handles their musculoskeletal problems, any potential surgical problems, and makes recommendations for their training and conditioning to help them withstand their activity without any injury. This is a highly physical sport which puts a lot of stress on the hips (underwater egg-beater style kicking) and shoulders (throwing the ball). Dr. Thomas travels with the team occasionally to tournaments and international competitions, providing conditioning advice and medical support in practices and game settings.