Optim Sports Medicine, a department of the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, partnered with Georgia Southern University Athletics to host the first Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Football Coaches Conference for Optim Sports Medicine affiliated teams.
The day-long event, “Protecting Our Student Athletes,” was held on Saturday, July 20, at GSU.
Football Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Athletic Trainers learned about the most up-to-date information on sports-related topics to include concussions, hydration, heat safety, spine injuries, lightning safety, medical time-outs and game preparedness.
Participants also had the opportunity to earn their Stop the Bleed and CPR / AED certifications.
Don Aaron, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Optim Orthopedics
Thomas Alexander, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Optim Orthopedics
Ty Butler, MPT, ATC – Director of Sports Medicine, Optim Health System
Brandy Clouse, MS, ATC, LAT – Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director/ Head Athletic Trainer, Georgia Southern University
Delan Gaines, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Optim Orthopedics
Patrick Hanson, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall
P. Justin Lancaster, MD – Non-Operative Sports Medicine, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall
Ronnie Melton – Statesboro Bulloch Parks & Recreation Athletic Youth Athletic Coordinator, Georgia High School Official, Southeastern Eagle Football Association
Hope Price, MS, ATC, LAT – Optim Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer, Statesboro High School
David Sedory, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Optim Orthopedics
J. Casey Spivey, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Spivey Orthopedic Clinic
Thank you to area media outlets who covered this important event. See their coverage here: