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    Contact: Shannon Jaeger

    University Orthopaedic Associates presents informational seminar at Rider University with Penn State nutritionist.

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , September 22, 2010 – On Monday, September 20, University Orthopaedic Associates presented a free seminar on sports nutrition, physiology, orthopaedics, and general wellness for athletic trainers and coaches. This Fall Sports Clinic was held at Rider University’s Sweigart Hall Auditorium in Lawrenceville, N.J.

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    The session featured information regarding sports nutrition for athletic optimization as well as presentations from New Jersey’s top orthopaedic surgeons as it relates to high school and college age athletes. Participants received 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost.

    Keynote speaker, Dr. Kristine Clark, Director of Sports Nutrition for the Pennsylvania State University’s Athletic Department, member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Medical Advisory Board, and former nutrition consultant to U.S. Women’s Soccer and U.S. Women’s Field Hockey offered an interactive presentation, “Nutrition for Sport.” Clark gave helpful nutrition information for the purpose of improving athletic performance.

    “Proper nutrition is vital to an athlete’s performance,” Clark says. “Good nutrition means the athlete is stronger and more energized, while improper nutrition leaves an athlete more susceptible to injury. As professionals dealing with athletes on a regular basis we need to work together to ensure their safety.”

    Other speakers included Jeffrey R. Bechler, MD, and Charles J. Gatt Jr., MD, of University Orthopaedic Associates. Bechler discussed on-field management of sports related injuries, while Gatt addressed details pertaining to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery.

    “Today’s purpose was to further develop the idea that doctors, athletic trainers, and nutritionists need to work together and integrate their knowledge to benefit young athletes,” Gatt said. “An athlete’s skill and level of safety can only improve when we recognize every component of training and competing.”

    About UOA
    University Orthopaedic Associates, LLC, New Jersey’s leading orthopaedic practice, is dedicated to providing the most current, highest quality, personalized healthcare services available. The group is committed to the pursuit of excellence in orthopaedic treatment, medical education and training, clinical and bench research, and the promotion of community health. Physicians at UOA expertly treat children, adolescents, adults, and seniors for general orthopaedic conditions in addition to being fellowship trained in the following areas: surgery of the hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery, trauma surgery, joint replacement surgery, and sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.

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