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University of Iowa News Release

April 1, 2005

UI Sports Medicine Center Specialists Offer Throwing Seminar

Specialists with the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Center will present a special, free seminar on throwing techniques for baseball and softball players, coaches and parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in the Larson Conference Room at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Presenters at this free, public seminar include George Phillips, M.D., a pediatrician with Children's Hospital of Iowa, and John Albright, M.D. and Brian Wolf, M.D., both orthopaedic surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. These experts take care of the Hawkeye baseball and softball players and serve as consultants for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

The panel of presenters will field questions from the audience and cover topics such as:

-- injuries to watch for at different field positions

-- when children can start throwing curve balls

-- what is a safe, age-appropriate pitch count

-- throwing mechanics

-- detecting injuries early

-- common elbow and shoulder injuries

To register for this free seminar, call UI Health Access at 384-8442 or 800-777-8442.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.