A Sports Medicine Conference hosted by Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) will take place at the OIC’s downtown Los Angeles campus on Saturday, April 8, from 9 am to 3 pm.

Faculty comprised of physicians and other healthcare professionals that focus on sports injuries will conduct the conference.

Topics will 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. The conference will also feature a session on incorporating yoga exercises for hamstring tightness and balance improvement.

“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,” says Richard Bowen, MD, director of the Center for Sports Medicine at OIC, in a media release from 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,” he adds.

For more information or to register, contact Summer Runestad at srunestad@mednet.ucla.edu or at 213-910-3526. Registration can also be completed online.

[Source(s): Orthopedic Institute for Children, Business Wire]