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Dr. Underwood Receives Board Certification in Sports Medicine

Dr. Austin Underwood has received his Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. This CAQ is specifically designed to recognize and distinguish excellence among physicians whose practice emphasizes expertise and experience in the field of Sports Medicine, setting Dr. Underwood apart from other providers within the orthopaedic field.

The Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine is offered in conjunction with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This CAQ, which became available to qualifying physicians in 1993, is designed to recognize excellence among Diplomates whose practice emphasizes expertise in the Sports Medicine field.

Dr. Underwood, a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast himself, is passionate about helping others reach their activity goals safely, and getting his patients back to doing what they love. Please congratulate Dr. Underwood on this exceptional honor!

About Dr. Austin Underwood

Dr. J. Austin Underwood specializes in sports medicine, nerve testing and rehabilitation medicine. After graduating from medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). The medical field of PM&R specializes in maximizing performance of patients in both elite and everyday activities. After residency training, he completed his sports medicine fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He has served as a team physician for high schools and universities including the NCAA Division 1 TCU Horned Frogs and Longwood University Lancers.

Specific conditions which Dr. Underwood treats include (but are not limited to) acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, joint pain, tendonitis, sacroiliac disorders, back pain, sciatica, spine arthritis, disc disease, and nerve injuries. To treat these, he utilizes a range of specialized procedures including epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, joint injections, trigger point injections, and regenerative medicine techniques such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. These procedures are performed in-house, utilizing x-ray and ultrasound guidance for pin-point accuracy.

Here at Arthritis & Sports, Dr. Underwood’s interventional procedures offer additional non-surgical options to patients. His diagnostic testing will help patients to determine the severity of injuries and identify conditions which may be contributing to their pain.


Sidelined by a sports injury or orthopaedic condition? Our award-winning fellowship-trained providers are here to help you return to your active life! We invite you to call us at 703.444.5000 or click here to request an appointment with one of the physicians at Arthritis & Sports. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and tips from us, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for our monthly newsletter!



Arthritis & Sports is the premier orthopaedics practice in Northern Virginia. Our team of specialty-trained physicians offers the latest treatment options for the full spectrum of orthopaedic sub-specialties - all under one roof.


From nonsurgical treatments like orthobiologics and physical therapy, to massage therapy and  nutrition counseling, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional care from injury through rehabilitation.

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