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Hoover hosts pilot course on sports injuries

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Friday, Sports Medicine Professionals and Emergency Services Personnel came together to talk about treating sports-related injuries.

The Hoover Fire and Police Departments teamed up with the National Center for Sports Safety, Lemak Sports Medicine and the University of Georgia to host a training course. This was pilot program aimed at bridging the gap between Emergency Services Personnel and Sports Medicine Professionals.

Each group goes through a lot of training and both want what's best for the athlete. But, Rusty Lowe, the Executive Director for the Hoover Fire Department, said getting to the end result isn't always the same.  

"This is a great opportunity to partner with the Sports Medicine folks and get a course together that's very user friendly for Sports Medicine and for Emergency Services Personnel, to help get us all on the same page to better care for an injured athlete," explained Lowe.

Organizers of this pilot course said in the future, this will be offered across Alabama.

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