posted January 21, 2003

Sports Medicine Lecture on Feb. 3

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will examine the biomechanics of throwing on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Scott Bruce of the University of Miami will present "The Scapula, Scapulothoracic Articulation, and Cervical Regions in the Throwing Athlete. Concentrating on the shoulder and neck, Bruce will discuss preventing, evaluating, treating and rehabilitating injuries to athletes who throw as a part of competition.

Bruce is the certified athletic trainer for the nationally ranked University of Miami football program.Prior to coming to Miami, he served as the head athletic trainer at Slippery Rock University and Adrian College. He has written and presented widely on the subject of scapulothoracic function in throwing athletes.

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co- sponsored by Holland Community Hospital, GRSportsCenter and the college.

The Maas Center is located on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street.