Jessalynn Adam, M.D., FAAPMR, CAQSM

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Dr. Jessalynn Adam is a fellowship-trained, board-certified PM&R physician specializing in primary care sports medicine. Dr. Adam specializes in the care of athletes and active individuals of all ages. Dr. Adam offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to care for her patients, from the well-trained athlete to the weekend warrior and casual jogger. In her free time, she enjoys running, gymnastics, reading, traveling and exploring, and spending time with her husband and her dog, an Aussiedoodle. Dr. Adam speaks both English and French.

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Bio

Dr. Jessalynn Adam has always been fascinated by the body, especially the musculoskeletal system. As a dancer and gymnast growing up, she unfortunately suffered several injuries herself. Through her rehabilitation, she came to understand anatomy and how to prevent injury.

Dr. Adam attended Princeton University for her bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for her residency, she was selected as Education Chief Resident. She completed a fellowship in sports medicine at MedStar NRH/Georgetown.

Dr. Adam has a strong focus on helping athletes at all levels and ages, and specializes in sports-related care. She has worked with many professional athletes, including players in the NBA, WNBA, and MLS, and she is a Team USA Physician for US Figure Skating.

As a lifelong athlete, she enjoys running and has a special interest in running medicine. She has served as medical staff for numerous marathons and triathlons including the Philadelphia Marathon, Baltimore Running Festival, Penn Relays Track and Field Competition, and Marine Corps Marathon.

Dr. Adam has a special interest in ultrasound point-of-care exams and ultrasound-guided procedures, including platelet-rich plasma and newer biologic agents, to augment healing. She advocates shared decision-making with her patients to come up with a care plan that is both personalized and evidence-based.

Dr. Adam appreciates that orthopedics is constantly evolving and that tools such as diagnostic ultrasound allow physicians see inside the body with real-time imaging of various joints and muscles. She loves being able to share this with patients.

Dr. Adam speaks both English and French.

Education & Training

  • MedStar NRH/Georgetown, sports medicine fellowship
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, physical medicine and rehabilitation residency
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Degree, 2013
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2009

Certifications

  • Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Certificate of added qualification in sports medicine

ABPMR certified badgeABPMR sports medicine badge

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Team Physician, D.C. United
  • Team Physician, Washington Commanders
  • Team USA Physician, US Figure Skating
  • Former Team Physician, Washington Wizards
  • Former Team Physician, Washington Mystics
  • Former Team Physician, DC United

Organizations & Awards

  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, 2022
  • Voted Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine, 2020, 2021
  • Education Chief Resident
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Treatments

  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Concussion care
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • EMG/Nerve conduction studies
  • Foot pain treatments
  • Geriatric orthopedics – fragility fracture care
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Heel pain treatments
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bunion treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative claw and hammer toe treatments
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative general – bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteopathic manual manipulation
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Stem cell injections
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tenex/FAST procedures
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • Ultrasound point of care examination
  • Xiaflex treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture

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Dr. Jessalynn Adam has always been fascinated by the body, especially the musculoskeletal system. As a dancer and gymnast growing up, she unfortunately suffered several injuries herself. Through her rehabilitation, she came to understand anatomy and how to prevent injury.

Dr. Adam attended Princeton University for her bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for her residency, she was selected as Education Chief Resident. She completed a fellowship in sports medicine at MedStar NRH/Georgetown.

Dr. Adam has a strong focus on helping athletes at all levels and ages, and specializes in sports-related care. She has worked with many professional athletes, including players in the NBA, WNBA, and MLS, and she is a Team USA Physician for US Figure Skating.

As a lifelong athlete, she enjoys running and has a special interest in running medicine. She has served as medical staff for numerous marathons and triathlons including the Philadelphia Marathon, Baltimore Running Festival, Penn Relays Track and Field Competition, and Marine Corps Marathon.

Dr. Adam has a special interest in ultrasound point-of-care exams and ultrasound-guided procedures, including platelet-rich plasma and newer biologic agents, to augment healing. She advocates shared decision-making with her patients to come up with a care plan that is both personalized and evidence-based.

Dr. Adam appreciates that orthopedics is constantly evolving and that tools such as diagnostic ultrasound allow physicians see inside the body with real-time imaging of various joints and muscles. She loves being able to share this with patients.

Dr. Adam speaks both English and French.

  • MedStar NRH/Georgetown, sports medicine fellowship
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, physical medicine and rehabilitation residency
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Degree, 2013
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2009

Certifications

  • Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Certificate of added qualification in sports medicine

ABPMR certified badgeABPMR sports medicine badge

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Team Physician, D.C. United
  • Team Physician, Washington Commanders
  • Team USA Physician, US Figure Skating
  • Former Team Physician, Washington Wizards
  • Former Team Physician, Washington Mystics
  • Former Team Physician, DC United

  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, 2022
  • Voted Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine, 2020, 2021
  • Education Chief Resident
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine

  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Concussion care
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • EMG/Nerve conduction studies
  • Foot pain treatments
  • Geriatric orthopedics – fragility fracture care
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Heel pain treatments
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bunion treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative claw and hammer toe treatments
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative general – bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteopathic manual manipulation
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Stem cell injections
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tenex/FAST procedures
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • Ultrasound point of care examination
  • Xiaflex treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture