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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Free seminar Thursday on knee injuries to female athletes

Advertiser Staff

JACO Rehab will be hosting a free seminar discussing the growing incidence of knee injuries in female athletes and the steps that can be taken to prevent this injury from occurring.

All coaches, trainers, parents and players are welcome to this seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday on the seventh floor of The Honolulu Club.
JACO Rehab — named after Jaco Van Delden, a physical therapist — will sign up those interested for testing later in the week. Testing will reveal areas of weakness and help educate coaches, parents, athletes on preventive exercises such as strength, balance, core strength, fitness and control.
Last season, about 70 Honolulu Bulls female soccer players were tested.
Some of Hawai‘i top athletes such as Nani Cockett and Shawna and Shaena Kuehu all suffered ACL injuries during their careers. Cockett and Shawna Kuehu both suffered such injuries while in high school and at the University of Hawai‘i.
Typically, an athlete will miss 6-9 months of competitive play as a result of the injury, reconstructive surgery and rehabiliation.
Those interested should RSVP to Marissa at marissa@jacorehab.com or via phone at 381-8947.