Whether you are a student athlete, marathon runner or weekend warrior, injuries can happen at any time.

Gundersen Decorah Clinic is teaming up with Decorah High School and Winneshiek Medical Center to present a sports symposium titled “Injury prevention and returning to activity.” The event will be offered on Thursday, March 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Decorah High School Auditorium.

 “Our goal for the symposium is to keep people of all ages active and injury free by providing brief, informative talks based on current research and medical practice,” explained Andrea Wilson, PA, an orthopaedic physician assistant at Gundersen Decorah Clinic. “We encourage parental and coaching involvement so they feel more comfortable navigating with their children through the unique needs they have at this stage in their active life style.”

This symposium will focus on maximizing nutrition, body mechanics and concussion management to prevent injury and allow for safe return to activity after injury.

“We are committed to helping our young athletes and coaches safely be their best during season and throughout the year as they train. The symposium addresses issues athletes face, and families will come away with information and strategies to safely enhance performance. We are pleased to partner with Gundersen Health System and Decorah schools for this important and worthwhile event,” said Tom Marquardt, DPM, Mayo Clinic Heath System podiatrist at Winneshiek Medical Center.

This free program is for athletes of all ages and abilities and their families. 

Coaches can receive one credit towards their certificate renewal by attending this program.