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
), preventative education has never been more important. Kicking off
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).
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
, 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
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.
- 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
LOCATION: 301 Bayview Circle, Suite 218,
Newport Beach, CA