Feb. 5: UD to host Medical Aspects of Sports seminar
Keith Handling


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3:15 p.m., Jan. 12, 2011----The 42nd annual Medical Aspects of Sports seminar will take place at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 5.

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The early registration rate of $185 is available through Jan. 28. Full-time matriculated students may register for only $80.

The one-day program covers topics related to the evaluation and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries to the upper and lower extremities. It is recommended for physical therapists, team and family physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, fitness club personnel, and school personnel involved in physical education, recreation and physical fitness programs.

Topics covered this year include concussions in adolescent sports, PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections, sports injuries to the wrist and hand, youth baseball, common foot and ankle injuries in sports, and other current issues and topics in sports medicine. A taping clinic is conducted by students in UD's athletic training program.

The seminar director is Keith Handling, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware.

Presenters include UD faculty as well as physical therapists and other practitioners from the region.

The University of Delaware is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc., to offer 8.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to certified athletic trainers for completion of this program; and 0.8 CEUs for the state of Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists. Practitioners outside of Delaware should contact their state examining board to verify applicable credit.

Medical Aspects of Sports is sponsored by the UD Intercollegiate Athletics Program in cooperation with the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies. The program is recognized by the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

For more information about this program call 302-831-8837, visit the website, or write to [continuing-ed@udel.edu].