Orthopaedic Institute for Children to Host Sports Medicine Conference, April 8

Athletic Trainers to Hear From Physician Leaders Focused on the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Common Injuries in the Young Athlete

LOS ANGELES--()--With sports-related injuries on the rise among children, access to expert sports medicine care is more important than ever. With that in mind, the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) will host a special Sports Medicine Conference at its downtown Los Angeles campus on Saturday, April 8.

“Young athletes present unique challenges to athletic trainers due to the repetitive and high strain they put on their bodies during what is often a year-round schedule of sporting activities,” said Richard Bowen, M.D., director of the Center for Sports Medicine at OIC. “This conference has been specially designed to provide certified athletic trainers with the knowledge needed to properly diagnose, treat and prevent common injuries in the young athlete.”

Conducted by a faculty comprised of physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to sports injuries, topics to be covered at the conference include: bone stress injuries, the management of joint dislocations, meniscal tears, kinesiology taping, discoid meniscus in children, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, back pain in athletes, and the treatment of chronic tendon injury. There will also be a session on incorporating yoga exercises for hamstring tightness and balance improvement.

The Orthopaedic Institute for Children is home to Los Angeles’ premier Center for Sports Medicine for children. Its state-of-the-art facility is staffed by a specially trained team of sports medicine physicians, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, athletic trainers and physical therapists all focused on helping each child return to his or her sport activities as quickly and safely as possible with the shortest possible recovery time.

“Our team specializes in treating a broad range of today’s athletic injuries before they damage tomorrow’s opportunities,” said Dr. Bowen. “Keeping young athletes in the game is our top priority.”

For questions regarding the conference or to register, contact Summer Runestad at srunestad@mednet.ucla.edu or at 213-910-3526. Online registration can be done at http://ortho-institute.org/sportsmedicineconference.

About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, OIC receives 60,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.

Contacts

Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Camille Strickland, 213-742-1501
CStrickland@mednet.ucla.edu

Release Summary

With child sports-related injuries on the rise, access to expert sports medicine care is more important than ever. Orthopaedic Institute for Children will host a Sports Medicine Conference on April 8.

Contacts

Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Camille Strickland, 213-742-1501
CStrickland@mednet.ucla.edu