The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will present three addresses during the 2011-12 school year.

The series, which will feature a variety of topics, 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 Shoreline Orthopaedics, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services, The Bone and JointCenter, and the college.

All three lectures will begin at 7 p.m., and will be presented at Graves Hall on the Hope campus.  Admission is free.

The series will open on Monday, Oct. 3, with "New Approaches to Understanding Ankle Instability: Distal to Proximal Neuromuscular Control Alterations" by Dr. Phillip Gribble, a certified athletic trainer on the faculty of the University of Toledo.

The second address, "Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for the Extremities," will be presented as a lecture/lab on Monday, Nov. 14, by Dr. Brooke Lemmen, a doctor of osteopathic medicine on the faculty of MichiganStateUniversity.

 The 2011-12 series will conclude on Monday, March 12, with "Barefoot and Minimalistic Running: Is Less Really More?" by Dr. Paul Langer, a doctor of podiatric medicine with Twin City Orthopedics of Minnesota.

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., on College Avenue between 10th and 12th streets.

Additional information about the series may be found online at