posted September 5, 2000

Sports Medicine Lecture Series to Focus on Chronic Tendon Injuries

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will examine the management of chronic tendon injuries on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Kevin Cross of Spectrum Therapy in Palmyra, Va., will present "Managing Chronic Tendon Injuries in Athletes."According to Cross, overuse injuries comprise 30 to 50 percent of all injuries in athletics. He will present the general anatomy of tendons and the characteristics of chronically inflamed tendons, and will review scientific evidence concerning various treatments.

Cross is an athletic trainer and physical therapist who has published widely and presented at several national and regional sports medicine conferences. Before working in his present position at Spectrum Therapy, he served as an athletic trainer at Ferrum College, the University of Indianapolis and St. Francis Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

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.