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Letter: Back pain a focus of this year’s Aspen Sports Summit

Coming Sept. 9 and 10, the Aspen Sports Summit will once again highlight critical issues in the world of sports. Last year, Dr. James Kelly, one of the foremost experts in the world of concussions, presented his findings relevant to treating athletes and military personnel as well as his views on future strategies to reduce the severity of head injuries.

This year, the emphasis will switch to low-back pain. Common to professional athletes and many of us who sit on the job, ski the bumps or simply have bad posture, low-back pain is prevalent in our society. But does it have to be? This year, several experts will converge upon the Aspen Sports Summit to give their perspectives in addressing this vital topic.

Highlighting the panel Sept. 9 is Dr. Jeremy James of the Aspen Back Institute and fitness consultant P.J. O’Clair, a Stott Pilates master instructor and leader in the area of body-fascia research. Following this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Eric Goodman, the creator of the internationally acclaimed foundation training and author of “Foundation” and “True to Form,” will take the stage. Goodman has gained widespread recognition for helping individuals who suffer from back pain and postural dysfunctions.

On Sept. 10, Dr. Donald Corenman of the Steadman Clinic and I will discuss nerve pathologies such as sciatica and treatment options. Greg Roskopf, founder of muscle activation technique, will provide his perspectives in the afternoon. Intermixed are lectures and exercise sessions that are equally important and range from yoga to health and aging, nutrition, speed training and sports psychology.

Tickets are available for one or both days. For more information, log on to http://www.aspensportssummit.com.

Bill Fabrocini

Founder, Aspen Sports Summit

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