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Body Concepts offers healthy movement seminars

Youth seminar on Thursday, adult seminar on June 7
By: Matt Long/Telegraph Sports Editor
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If you?ve got a young athlete at home or if you?re a weekend warrior who likes to ramp up the workouts, Body Concepts has two healthy movement seminars for you. Master of Physical Therapy Jacqueline Biller and Dr. Hunter Greene will present ?Healthy Movement in Youth? at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Body Concepts, located at 705 Gold Lake Dr., Suite 350 in Folsom, next to Bicycles Plus and Karen?s Bakery. This free presentation is open to anyone, as Biller and Greene will discuss several topics including musculoskeletal conditions, posture, overuse and growth-plate injuries, motor development and growth spurts. On June 7 Robert Kopitzke, physical therapist and owner of Body Concepts, and Biller will discuss ?Healthy Movement in Adults,? including topics on the importance of posture, improving balance and preventing falls, how to stretch effectively and why it?s important, osteoporosis and masters athletics. This presentation is also free and open to anyone to attend. ?We want to provide this as an education resource,? Kopitzke said. ?We?ve done seminars before and whether we get 50 people or two, it?s always a good experience. We want to become a resource to people who can come ask us questions or e-mail or call us. It?s just another avenue of service that we offer.? The presenters will spend about 10 minutes speaking to five key points. The youth seminar topics include including overuse injuries/repetitive strain, hypo/hypermobility and stability issues, trauma and fractures, pre/post surgical rehab and posture, positioning and alignment. The adult topics will cover posture (specifically sitting disease), balance (how it changes with age), agility and master athletes. Following the presentations there will be a question and answer period. ?We just want to connect with the community and educate them with information that we?re passionate about,? Biller said. All levels of athletes are invited to attend, from a young beginning athlete to an older masters athlete and everyone in between. Most of the clients at Body Concepts are recreational athletes. Body Concepts opened in 1998 and was located in El Dorado Hills before moving to its current location four years ago. They primarily offer physical therapy to clients, but also offer Pilates, personal training, video analysis of runners and cyclists and performance enhancements to those athletes. Any questions about the presentations or about Body Concepts, call 939-6800 or visit their website at bodyconceptsinc.com.