SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health will host the 14th annual Sanford POWER Strength & Conditioning Clinic and ninth annual Sanford Sports Medicine Symposium May 1 and 2 at the Sanford Sports Complex and Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center.
The Sanford POWER Strength & Conditioning Clinic will provide current, science-based information to professionals with an interest in strength and conditioning or athletic enhancement and will feature national, regional and local speakers recognized in the area of sports performance.
Among this year’s lineup are nationally known experts Vern Gambetta, Andrea Hudy and Brad Arnett.
Gambetta, who will also speak the Sanford Sports Medicine Symposium, is considered the “father of functional sports training. His nearly half century of experience includes work in a wide variety of sports at the college and professional level. An accomplished author of books and articles on various aspects of training, Gambetta runs Gambetta Sports Training Systems in Sarasota, Florida.
Hudy is an assistant athletics director for sports performance at the University of Kansas. She has worked with the women’s and men’s basketball programs at the University of Connecticut and Kansas and currently overseas the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all Kansas sports except football.
Arnett operates NX Level Sports Performance in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He has trained athletes of all ages and has worked with countless professional athletes, including J.J. Watts of the NFL’s Houston Texans. Arnet also served as the University of Arizona’s assistant athletic director of strength and conditioning from 2000 to 2005.
Presented by Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, the Sanford Sports Medicine Symposium will host world-renowned faculty with in-depth experience in sports medicine and sports-related conditions and injuries. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the most current knowledge and discuss topics in the area of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of injuries commonly incurred in sports participation.
Notable visiting speakers include Dr. Michael Stuart and C. David Burton.
Stuart is a professor and vice chairman of orthopedic surgery and co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Fellowship trained, he specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy and knee surgery. Stuart is chief medical officer for USA Hockey and has served as the team physician for several national squads, including the United States men’s Olympic hockey team.
Burton, an athletic trainer, is the supervisor of performance medicine for Cirque du Soleil. This unique position has allowed him to administer and provide physical medicine and physiotherapy support to artists involved in highly skilled performance situations. Burton also has experience in collegiate athletics and sports medicine outreach.