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The annual Medical Aspects of Sports seminar will take place at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The early registration rate of $185 is available through Jan. 25. Full-time matriculated students may register for only $80.
This one-day program covers topics related to the evaluation and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries to the upper and lower extremities. It is recommended for physical therapists, team and family physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, fitness club personnel, and students or school personnel involved in physical education, recreation and physical fitness programs.
Topics covered this year include cardiac issues in athletes, special considerations for female athletes, pediatric sports medicine, shoulder instability, concussion management and more. A sports taping clinic is conducted by students in UD's athletic training program.
The seminar director is Keith Handling, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at UD. Presenters include UD faculty as well as expert physical therapists and practitioners from the region.
This year's presenters from the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Program include head athletic trainer John Smith, associate head athletic trainer Dan Watson, head strength and conditioning coach Brian Hess, assistant director of athletics for sports medicine Dr. Andrew Reisman, and assistant athletic trainer for women's basketball and women's cross country Kelly Stafford.
Also presenting from UD are Kaan Celebi, sports resident in UD’s physical therapy clinic; and Megan Wenner, assistant professor of kinesiology and applied physiology.
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