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Bothwell Regional Health Center, University of Central Missouri to sponsor free sports medicine clinic


Coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, 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 July 29.

The clinic will run from 7:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 29, at the Smith-Cotton High School Auditorium in Sedalia. To register, go to brhc.org/sportsmedicineclinic or call 660-829-8855.

Featured speakers include Dr. Evan Stout, Bothwell Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic; Dr. Brian Hughes and Molly Jennings from the athletic training program at the University of Central Missouri (UCM); Dr. Matthew Garver, assistant professor of exercise physiology at UCM; Dr. Swarna Mendali, professor of dietetics at UCM; Sarah Grupe, physical therapist at PEAK Sport and Spine in Sedalia; and Dr. Rick McGuire, director of the Missouri Institute for Positive Coaching. Dr. Douglas Kiburz of Bothwell Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine will emcee the clinic.

Topics to be covered:

  • Information and updates from the 5th Annual International Conference on Concussion in Sport.
  • Strength training and muscle plasticity dos and don’ts
  • Dietary considerations for elite performance – fueling and refueling the student-athlete
  • ACL injury prevention
  • Return to play considerations for injured student-athletes
  • The influence of positive coaching in athletic success

 The clinic is sponsored by the Bothwell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic and UCM Athletic Training Program. Also providing support are Sedalia Laser Pain Center, Elite Orthopedics/Antrex, and Styker.

“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. “We’re going to pack a lot of useful material in a short span of time, and I hope area coaches, athletic trainers and others will take advantage of this opportunity to learn from our experts.”

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