LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated 7.2 million students competing in high school sports and more than 2 million reported injuries annually (according to the CDC), preventative education has never been more important. Kicking off February 28 in Newport Beach, the COACHES & CAPTAINS lecture series will provide advanced, real-world sports medicine education to local high school coaches, athletic directors and young athletes. Topics include such hot-button issues as Concussions, ACL Injury and Dehydration, among others (full schedule below).
Presented by DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) and moderated by world renowned sports medicine specialist Dr. Joseph Horrigan, this free symposium will address the biomechanics of injuries and their prevention. The certified program will help participants understand vital role of sports medicine for young, developing athletes; learn the correct response to critical moments; and define training programs that emphasize prevention, thereby contributing to long-term athlete health and performance.
Each lecture will also feature a field expert, such as Nike Track & Field Coach John Smith, Oakland Raiders Team Physician, Dr. Frederic Nicola and pioneering neurosurgeon Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., as well as orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists. Although offered free of charge, space is limited, so RSVP is required. Contact www.discmdgroup.com/sports-seminar for more information or to register. Video podcasts, Q&As and condensed presentations from the lectures will also be made available online in the weeks that follow.SCHEDULE:
- Concussions - Thursday, February 28: 6:00-7:00pm
- Improving the 40-Yard Dash - Thursday, March 14: 6:00-7:00pm
- Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Athletes - Thursday, April 4: 6:00-7:00pm
- Surprising Symptoms of Back Injuries - Thursday, April 11: 6:00-7:00pm
- ACL Injuries in Athletes - Thursday, April 25: 6:00-7:00pm
- Preventing Dehydration - Thursday, May 9: 6:00-7:00pm