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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Physician Coverage

First of all, I would like to thank Risa for her help in making this happen. Also, having been a boater for over 25 years now, I would like to express how excited I am to support the team.

Being in sports medicine/orthopaedic surgery for the last 6 years, I know how important it is for a team and its athletes to have access to medical care. In addition, knowledge about strength training, injury prevention, and flexibility is vital to performance of the athlete. Most of you guys are familiar with this stuff but maybe there are still some things to learn. I would like to make posts every so often covering one of these topics and tailor them for freestyle kayaking.

In addition, I want to make myself available for medical issues. This could be related to an injury, whether something recent or from overuse, or a training or nutrition issue. Also, we have physical therapists available for consultation who are great for nonsurgical management of problems. It is my hope that none of you need any help, but if you do I'm here for you guys. My contact information is listed below. Please don't hesitate to be in touch.

Good luck,


W. Eric MacLeod, MD
404-931-6160 (c)

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