Injury Prevention Clinic to be held for Female Athletes

September 3, 2004

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Sports Medicine Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will host a seminar on “Injury Prevention and Sports Performance in Female Athletes” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20 at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St.

The clinic is for coaches, parents and athletes who participate in soccer, basketball, softball, track, volleyball and gymnastics.

Speakers will be:
* Sara Neal, M.D., family physician, “Hormonal and Nutritional Issues and Sports Performance.”
* Denise Tickle, physical therapist, “Gender Differences and Injury.”
* Valda Vitolins, physical therapist, “Agility and Jump Training.”

Light refreshments and registration will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The program is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, call (336) 716-8113 by Sept. 17.


Media Contacts: Karen Richardson, (, or Shannon Koontz,, at (336) 716-4587.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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