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The Well Balanced Athlete


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The Healthy Athlete with Marc Kowalsky, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist, ONS- Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists Peak performance and overall health depend on proper nutrition and adequate rest.
Dr. Marc Kowalsky will outline the nutritional and sleep requirements for competitive student athletes and the physical dangers of sports specialization in youth.

Lower Extremity Injury Prevention with Demetris Delos, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist, CNS-Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists Knee and other lower extremity injuries can be season ending and, in some cases, affect an athlete's ability to stay active for the rest of his or her life.
Dr. Demetris Delos will talk about the main causes of hip, knee and ankle conditions and waysto protect young athletes from serious injury. The latest treatments will be covered as well.

The Mind-Body Balance in School &Sports with Alex Diaz, Ph.D., LCSW, Sports Mental EdgeTM. The practice of mindfulness has proven to be beneficial for competitive athletes to succeed in both school and sport.
In this enlightening session, Dr. Alex Diaz will explain why mindfulness helps to establish a healthy balance to meet the academic and athletic demands of today'syouth.

There will be time for audience questions at the end of the evening.