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University of Iowa News Release

March 23, 2006

UI Sports Medicine Center Offers 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 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, in the Sahai Auditorium of the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) on the UI campus.

Presenters at this free, public seminar include John Albright, M.D. and Brian Wolf, M.D., both orthopaedic surgeons, and Paul Pursley, a licensed physical therapist, all from the UI Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. These experts take care of the Hawkeye baseball and softball players. In addition, Gayle Blevins, head UI softball coach, and Jack Dahm, head Hawkeye baseball coach, will join the panel.

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

--Preventing throwing injuries.

--Identifying and correcting improper throwing mechanics.

--Detecting injuries early.

--Common elbow and shoulder injuries.

--Recent surgical advances.

--Rehabilitation programs.

To register for this free seminar, call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 or toll free 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.