Sports Rehabilitation Seminar Focuses on the Young Athlete

A female patient of the Sports Medicine Team at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento/ Northern California

Sports injuries in the young athlete will be the topic of discussion when physical therapists, nurses, athletic trainers and other professionals meet at Shriners Hospitals for Children ─ Northern California on April 15 and 16. Nationally noted sports rehabilitation specialist, Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, will lead a seminar on Prevention and Management of Lower Extremity Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes.


Dr. Paterno is Acting Scientific Director of Occupational and Physical Therapy and Coordinator of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He will travel to Sacramento to lead a two-day workshop packed with presentations, discussions and hands-on lab sessions related to evaluation and treatment of lower extremity injuries in the young athlete. An introduction to pediatric sports medicine will be followed by presentations on several topics including:

• ACL Injury Prevention
• Management of ACL Injury
• Other Knee Ligament Injuries
• Management of Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability
• Rehabilitation of Meniscus Injuries in Children
• Articular Cartilage Injuries in Children
• Other Pediatric Knee Conditions
• Management of Pediatric Hip Conditions
• Management of Pediatric Ankle Conditions

Paterno headshotThe seminar will take place in the Shriners Hospital auditorium on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Participants may register for one or both days. The seminar is approved for 14.5 hours (7.25 each day) of continuing education credit. The registration fee includes continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Cost is $300 for both days or $150 for one day. To request further information or register for the conference, please call the Staff Development Office at (916) 453-2041 or send email to

The sports medicine team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California serves Saturday morning soccer stars, aspiring college athletes and all the sports and fitness enthusiasts in between. Dr. Brian Haus, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and sports injury specialist, and Dr. Debra Templeton, orthopaedic surgeon, work withphysical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists and other professionals to help children and adolescents achieve fitness goals. Injuries to the knee, shoulder and ankle can compromise athletic performance, and the Shriners team stands ready to help recreational and competitive athletes return to the playing field strong and able. The course of care is determined individually for each patient, and treatment options include open surgery and arthroscopic techniques, including cartilage restoration.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go online.

Media Contact: Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |


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