The Distinguished Lecture Series in
Sports Medicine at Hope College will feature an analysis of
"cryotherapy"--the use of cold in treating athletic
injuries--on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Maas
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Dr. Ken Knight of Brigham Young University will
present the address, "Cryotherapy: A new look at an old
modality." Knight will clarify the use of cryotherapy
during both immediate care and rehabilitation of sports
injury. He will review research related to cryotherapy, and
will also make recommendations concerning its use.
Knight is widely regarded as the country's
foremost authority on cryotherapy and has been conducting
research on the topic for more than 20 years, according to
series coordinator Dr. R. Richard Ray Jr., who is an
athletic trainer and associate professor of kinesiology at
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, GNA Rehabilitation
Professionals and the college.