On June 15, the Washington Redskins announced the addition of Robin West, MD as the new Director of Sports Medicine.
This makes Dr. West the first female head physician in the NFL and one of only two female head orthopedic surgeons in the league. Dr. West also serves as the Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals, making her the only head female physician in Major League Baseball.
Dr. West is a board-certified orthopedics and sports medicine surgeon with more than 14 years of clinical experience, including experience as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the University of Pittsburgh ... Read More
On Sunday, June 12, the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders held their third annual Burgundy and Gold Flag Football Game. While this is the third year the event has been held, it is the first year that WOW has participated.
At a draft day party on April 25, the names of select WOW members, Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, and DC Divas (the DC team of the Women’s Football Alliance) were randomly drafted into two teams. Women who participated had the unique opportunity to be coached by former and current NFL players in both the game and a practice held on Thursday ... Read More
06.15.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Yes, we are in the month of June. That means we're halfway through the year. (Sounds crazy right?) How are you doing on those health and fitness resolutions you set 6 months ago? Although you may be a little jaded by the lack of accomplishing going on, I may have an idea to get you back on track by tracking your trekking. Setting goals for how many steps you want to take throughout the day is a great way to meet those health and fitness resolutions. But how do we take the steps (pun intended) to ... Read More
06.13.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
By Abby Wolfe, The Muse
These days, like it or not, LinkedIn is an extremely valuable tool in the professional world, especially when you’re searching for a job. If your profile isn’t current, or if your picture is fuzzy and irrelevant (like a really cool filtered vacation photo of you in sunglasses), you could be ruining your chances of landing a new gig.
And, I know—it’s really overwhelming to make sure your page is in tip-top shape, as there are so many different components to keep track of. Just thinking about updating mine sends me into ... Read More
06.06.2016 / Blog Posts Events Redskins
On a beautiful Monday, June 6, over 100 lucky Women of Washington members were able to attend a private WOW OTA (organized team activity) held at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA.
The WOW members were able to enjoy a complimentary lunch while mingling with WOW Wives and watching the team practice which included everything from warmups to running offense vs. defense drills. Many players stopped by the viewing section after practice to sign autographs and take pictures with the excited WOW members. Joe Theismann even made an appearance and signed autographs and took pictures while observing practice.
The members who ... Read More
06.08.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson
1. You won't always be as motivated as you were when you first started. Motivation has its good and bad days. They key is to keep putting one foot in front of the other even when you don't feel like it. Remember it's a lifestyle, not a momentary fad.
2. Progress won't always be linear. Just like life has its ups and down, your fitness accomplishments do as well. Stay the course and don't get discouraged and defeated when you notice a zig zag in your results.
3. Find an accountability partner ... Read More
06.03.2016 / Blog Posts Events Redskins
We are getting excited for our private OTA event on Monday, June 6, at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. Here is a basic rundown of what to expect for the event. For more information about what to expect with the 2016 season and what to know about the team before coming to the OTA, click here. At check-in, we will provide you with a roster specifying player’s jersey colors.
What happens at practice
On June 6, after checking in you will proceed down to the practice field where we will have a tent set up with tables, chairs, food ... Read More
06.03.2016 / Blog Posts Redskins
Whether or not you will be attending the 2016 WOW OTA, here is a basic rundown of what all WOW members need to know coming into the quickly approaching 2016 season. For the full, updated Redskins roster, click here. For more information on the WOW OTA, click here.
For a full look at all 2016 transactions, click here.
College Free Agents
Pos. Name (College)
G Nila Kasitati (Oklahoma)
LB Mike Wakefield (Florida International)
RB Kelsey Young (Boise State)
CB Lloyd Carrington (Arizona State)
T Kevin Bowen (East Central (Okla.))
TE Michael Cooper (Indiana)
LB Shiro Davis (Texas)
WR ... Read More
06.01.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Dr. Robert S. Berger of Charles County Dermatology
Each year the summer season is kicked off each May by way of the skin cancer awareness month. The first Monday of May is designated Melanoma Monday. As people get ready for shorts and sandals, this is a good time to check our skin for new and changing growths. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with over 1 million cases yearly. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, of these, between 40 and 50 percent aged 65 will have basal cell carcinoma ... Read More
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