WEEKEND: Athletes Symposium in Port Townsend is Saturday

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare will host the second annual Athletes Symposium from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The symposium will be at Jefferson Healthcare hospital, 834 Sheridan St.

On the main floor will be physical therapy screenings, sports massage demos and chair massages, while the Broken Spoke will offer bike fit assessments.

There will be vendor booths, raffle prizes and time to register for the Rhody Run and the new Rhody Run Kids Marathon.

The keynote presenter will be Barrett Christy, a snowboarder who has won two U.S. Opens and eleven X Games medals.

She also competed on the inaugural U.S. snowboarding team during the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Barrett has donated a snowboard for the raffle. For over a decade, proceeds from the sale of each of these B-Pro snowboards have supported Boarding 4 Breast Cancer.

Medical professionals from Jefferson Healthcare, Swedish Medical Sports Medicine and Harrison Health will present sports health information to help athletes prepare for the Rhody Run or any sport or activity.

Dr. David King, Jefferson Healthcare orthopedic surgeon, and Mitzi Hazard, physical therapist, will talk about training to build joint strength.

Dr. Renee Loo of Swedish Medical will discuss sports concussions and injury prevention.

She will be joined by Drs. Michele Arnold and Sean Colio from Swedish Medical speaking about sports medicine and training wisdom.

Dr. David Tinker from Kitsap Cardiology will present information on high-intensity interval training, while Jefferson Healthcare's chef Arran Stark will demonstrate healthy cooking in the cafe and Annie James, RN, will talk about sports nutrition.

For more information, visit www.jeffersonhealthcare.org/events.

Last modified: April 10. 2014 11:54PM
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