posted September 5, 2000

Tendon Injury Lecture Sept. 13

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.