Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates conducts clinic for all Western Slope coaches on injury prevention, sports performance, and concussion awareness

 

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (August 6, 2014) – Concussions have been top-of-mind recently with students heading back to school and starting up fall sports. Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. (RMOA) will be conducting a fall sports clinic specifically for coaches aimed at keeping kids healthy and concussion-free.

 

Mark Luker, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon on RMOA’s Sports Medicine team will lead this clinic on Thursday, August 7. His presentation focuses on all injury prevention—from torn ACLs to rotator cuff injuries—as well as sports performance training and concussion prevention, including how to identify a concussion.

 

“Keeping our student athletes healthy is of utmost importance to us,” said Mike Zamora, Outreach Coordinator for RMOA. “Talking to the coaches about what to look for with injuries or concussions, and most importantly, how to train to prevent those injuries in the first place, is key to keeping everyone healthy and starting the season off right.”

 

Coaches from all over the Western Slope will be attending this clinic. It takes place this Thursday, August 7 at 6:30pm in the Grand Junction High School library.