Anatomy of Sports

Dates: August 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Cost: Free

Calling all sports enthusiasts! Hear from specialists and athletes and learn about key muscle groups to improve performance while preventing injuries. Watch medical illustrators paint on athletes' bodies to reveal key muscles and bones structures. Featured will be an anatomical art demonstration that will literally illustrate how the bodies of horse and rider must work in tandem to achieve maximum performance. For more information, call 301-319-3303 or visit


Photo caption/credit: A medical illustrator paints the muscles and bones a swimmer uses on to a former competitive swimmer's shoulder, arm, back and neck. This activity took place at the National Museum of Health and Medicine's (NMHM) 2012 Anatomy of Sports program. (Image courtesy of NMHM)