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Sports Medicine Symposium Draws Professionals from Many States

Middletown, Ohio, Thursday, June 25, 2009 – Atrium Medical Center hosted its tenth-annual Sports Medicine Symposium June 12 and 13 at Kings Island Resort and Conference Center. The symposium brought together regional and national experts to present the latest treatment and prevention techniques, including local-area physicians Stephen Pledger, MD, and Thomas Kiefhaber, MD. More than 73 sports medicine and rehabilitation professionals were in attendance from as far away as Illinois and West Virginia.

“Sports and athletic-related injuries remain among the toughest to treat and prevent,” said Joyce Koehl, MS, ATC, a certified athletic trainer at Atrium and the symposium coordinator. “By bringing in regional and national experts to present the latest advances, our symposium offered sports medicine professionals a hands-on opportunity to improve their care of athletes while earning up to 12 Continuing Education Units.” The symposium was open to anyone involved with sports medicine, including athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists and certified strength and conditioning specialists.

Fifteen presenters covered diverse topics, ranging from getting back into play with thumb injuries to Propriobility. Next year’s symposium will be held June 11 and 12, 2010. For more information, please call the Atrium Athletic Training Services Department at (513) 420-5755, extension 6149.