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Bothwell Regional Health Center sponsors 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Clinic at Smith-Cotton


Coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, student athletes, parents and others interested in learning how best to optimize the performance and health of student-athletes are invited to attend a free sports medicine clinic in Sedalia on Aug. 15. 

The clinic will run from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Heckart Performing Arts Center at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia. To register, go to brhc.org/sportsmedicineclinic or call 660-829-8855.

Featured speakers include Dr. Evan Stout and Dr. Kelly Edwards from Bothwell Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic; Rob Davis, athletic director at Smith-Cotton High School; Kory Bohling, athletic trainer and physical therapy assistant; and Andre Taylor, a certified athletic trainer. The keynote speaker will be Dave Slifer, head women’s basketball coach for the NCAA Division II national champion University of Central Missouri Jennies. Dr. Douglas Kiburz of Bothwell Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine will emcee the clinic.

Topics to be covered:

  • Long-term consequences of common sports injuries.
  • Recent advancements in sports medicine, including practical strategies for improved interventions and optimal patient care.
  • Administrative aspects of an athletic department; elements that make a sports program function well.
  • Career opportunities as an athletic trainer or physical therapist.
  • Creating a championship sports program.
“We’ve got a great group of speakers who have a lot of valuable information for anyone interested in getting the most out of student-athletes in terms of performance and health,” said Dr. Kiburz. “I hope area coaches, athletic trainers and others will take advantage of this opportunity to learn from our experts.”

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