Presbyterian Sports Medicine will provide medical coverage at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Whitewater Slalom, held April 12-14 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. The competition is the third of four events for accumulating points toward selection for the team that will travel to London for this summer’s Olympic Games. Two runs for each separate event will take place each day from 3 – 7 p.m.
Presbyterian has provided advanced sports medicine care to USA Canoe/Kayak national team athletes since 2011. Services include preventive care and rehabilitative injury treatment. Presbyterian has cared for many national team athletes in the months leading up to the trials and also offered a preventive and corrective rehabilitation program to the team during their training camp over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2011. During this week’s Olympic trials, Presbyterian Sports Medicine experts will provide pre/post-race treatments and on-site injury coverage, including services such as massage and abrasion care.
Presbyterian Sports Medicine experts care for athletes at every level, from the Olympic and professional ranks to school and recreational league teams. The team serves as the official healthcare provider for prestigious events such as the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Whitewater Slalom, Charlotte UltraSwim® and Modern Pentathlon United States World Cup & Olympic Qualifier. Between events, Presbyterian also cares for members of SwimMAC Team Elite and USA Canoe/Kayak as well as the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers. In addition, Presbyterian is the official healthcare provider for Union County Public Schools.
To learn more about Presbyterian Sports Medicine, visit www.presbyterian.org/sportsmed. To learn more about USA Canoe/Kayak, visit www.usack.org.