Coaches & Captains Sports Medicine Series
Presented by DISC Sports & Spine Center
This FREE seminar outlines the tools and techniques to help young athletes stay healthy to reach and maintain their potentials.
Today’s high school athletes and those they work with define the future of competitive athletics. Coaches & Captains Seminar Series is a bi-weekly, free symposium designed to provide real-world, advanced sports medicine education to high school coaches, athletic directors and young athletes. Understanding the role of sports medicine for young athletes, knowing the correct response to critical moments and defining training programs emphasizing injury prevention are of vital importance to the long term health and performance of developing athletes. Addressing the biomechanics of injuries and their prevention, and the coaching and support that follows, this seminar series is designed to help high school coaches and athletes set the tone of their training for a sustainable, long term athletic career and lifestyle. Participants will walk away with tools and techniques instrumental to helping young athletes reach and maintain their potentials.
Moderated by Dr. Joseph Horrigan (bio on back), a world renown sports medicine specialist, each individual lecture features a field expert, from an Olympic level coach to leading physicians and nutritionists. Presented by DISC Sports & Spine Center, a unique, multidisciplinary medical group leading the development of integrated sports medicine and advanced minimally invasive surgery, this series offers expert medical advice and education that presents a valuable networking opportunity.
DISC will provide certificates of completion to participants, as a means of displaying to athletes’s parents and administrators the participants’ commitment to advanced sports medicine education. Each seminar will be catered with gourmet hors d’oeuvres. The seminar series is offered free of charge, but RSVP is required as space is limited.
Thursday, February 28: 6:00-7:00pm
Improving the 40-Yard Dash
Thursday, March 14: 6:00-7:00pm
Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Athletes
Thursday, April 4: 6:00-7:00pm
Surprising Symptoms of Back Injuries
Thursday, April 11: 6:00-7:00pm
ACL Injuries in Athletes
Thursday, April 25: 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday, May 9: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: 301 Bayview Circle, Suite 218
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Light refreshmetns & Hors d’oeuvre served
Seminar Free RSVP
Joseph Horrigan, DC, DACBSP
Director, Soft Tissue Center
Dr. Joseph Horrigan is a board certified chiropractic sports medicine practitioner and strength and conditioning specialist, and is widely regarded as one of the preeminent professionals in his field. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Horrigan holds national leadership roles within the chiropractic community, advances the profession with original peer-reviewed research and presentations, has written numerous consumer articles and maintains an active role in post-graduate instruction alongside a robust private practice. He has worked with NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, Long Beach Ice Dogs, USA Weightlifting, and numerous Olympic and extreme athletes. He is the co-author of two lay books on strength training and injury prevention. A professor at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic’s Diagnosis Department, Dr. Horrigan also serves as medical consultant for many major films, including The Matrix, Charlie’s Angels II Full Throttle, Spiderman II, The Hunger Games and many others.
Devin K Binder, MD PhD
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Dr. Binder served as Director of the Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery Program at the University of California, Irvine. Currently, in addition to his private practice, he continues his research and teaches at the University of California, Riverside, where he runs the Translational Neuroscience Laboratory. A graduate from Harvard and Duke University, his clinical expertise includes spine surgery, neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation and brain tumor surgery. Complementing standard surgical training, Dr. Binder’s research background and Ph.D. in neuroscience enable him to critically evaluate evidence-based approaches and develop and apply the latest technologies enhancing the treatment of his patients.
Robert S. Bray, Jr MD
CEO & Founding Director, DISC / Neurological Spine Surgeon
As the first California neurosurgeon to devote his practice to minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Bray began his career at the forefront of this field and remains a pioneer. Having performed more than 10,000 successful surgeries, he maintains a 95% focus on outpatient procedures, in stark contrast to the nation’s 20% average. He holds multiple patents on a wide variety of spinal implants and surgical instruments, and worked directly on the development of the Zeiss Operating Microscope. Dr. Bray’s is frequently quoted by the national media and his commitment to education and research is exhibited by his roster of more than 25 trained Fellows, his lectures around the globe, and his many published, peer-reviewed articles.
Fred Nicola, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon / Team Physician-Oakland Radiers
Dr. Frederic Nicola is a Johns Hopkins Fellowship trained surgeon, specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Having served as team physician for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders since 1983, Dr. Nicola actively maintains this role, performing game-day, training camp and NFL Combine duties. As a member of the National Football League Team Physician Society, Dr. Nicola has worked as team physician during two Super Bowls and two Pro Bowls. With more than 20 years of caring for some of the top athletes in the nation, Dr. Nicola’s experience as an orthopedic surgeon and sports physician is unmatched.
Nike Track & Field Coach
Olympic coach and runner, John Smith is perhaps best known for winning the men’s 400 meter event at the 1971 Pan American Games. At the time he was the number one ranked 400 meter runner in the world and participated in the ’72 Olympics. After retiring from competition, he became a sprint coach, founding HSI, an elite Track & Field Team. He has coached numerous Olympic level and world record holding athletes who have achieved medal winning performances, including Maurice Greene, Carmelita Jeter, Jason Richardson and Ryan Bailey, among many others. One of the top sprinters in UCLA history and regarded as one of the world’s top sprint and hurdle coaches, he now enters his 17th season as a world class coach.