5th Annual Coaches’ Clinic Earns Positive Reviews

Longview Orthopedic Associates and Longview Physical and Sports Therapy held their 5th Annual Sports Injury Seminar for high school coaches on March 12 at Pacific Surgical Institute in Longview.

The seminar included presentations by LOA surgeons Jon Kretzler, MD (compartment syndromes; Anthony Lauder, MD (hand and wrist injuries); and Peter Kung, MD (shoulder pathologies in sports).

Dan Ruiz, ATC AT/L (healthy eating and supplements) and Brian Hoyt, MD (prescription drugs in athletics) also presented information.

The LPST staff offered a taping lab, a presentation on bracing by ATC Ed Earnest, proprioception/balance drills, and information about hand-wrist and elbow injury evaluation and prevention.

“The coaches continue to report positively regarding the injury seminar,” said LPST co-owner Dave Knoeppel, who organized the event. “One coach who has attended our clinic all five years felt this was the best one. The bottom line is getting information to the coaches and upgrading skills so they can help prevent and care for acute injuries.”

LPST's Ed Earnest provides taping tips to Wayne and Pam Hayes of Three Rivers Christian

LPST’s Ed Earnest provides taping tips to Wayne and
Pam Hayes of Three Rivers Christian