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Save the Date for the North Oaks Sports Medicine Coaches' Seminar Aug. 3

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes coaches and athletic directors are invited to save the date of Saturday, Aug. 3 to attend the ninth annual North Oaks Sports Medicine Coaches’ Seminar from 8 a.m. to noon. The seminar is free, and registration is required. To sign up to attend, click here or call North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.

The North Oaks Sports Medicine team of experts will help participants tackle student-athlete safety through a series of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on skills training surrounding the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. Topics of discussion will include: sports nutrition; sports performance; and shoulder and knee surgery recovery.

The seminar will be held in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Hammond. Attendees will receive a participation certificate upon completion of the seminar.

The annual coaches’ seminar is just one way North Oaks Sports Medicine works to prevent injuries and enhance performance of student-athletes. Other program features include: free physical screenings provided annually to junior high and high school student-athletes of participating schools; and athletic trainer coverage at many school-sponsored sporting events and practices. Saturday morning clinics also are held during football season offering free injury evaluation and physician referral.