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Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Peter Friesen Team Up to Host the Friesen Physio Fitness Summit

Raleigh, N.C. (July 18, 2012) –Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Peter Friesen, Head Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Carolina Hurricanes are co-hosting the Friesen Physio Fitness Summit on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the PNC Center in Raleigh, NC. 

This program is designed to bring together various sports medicine specialists to share information across professional boundaries, providing the latest information on the prevention, recognition and treatment of athletic injuries. This year, the summit will focus on the shoulder and neck. The following key concepts will be presented: surgeries to the shoulder, imaging and  tests for the shoulder, important statistics to know in order to read journal articles, Red and yellow flags when evaluating neck and shoulder issues, special/sensitivity tests for the neck and thoracic, psychological impact of neck and shoulder injuries, runners shoulder/neck. What tightens and loosens: how to recognize & how to prevent, tissue healing timelines around the shoulder, how to train without straining the shoulder or neck. The Friesen Physio Fitness Summit has been approved for continuing education credit for the following medical professionals: physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, strength & conditioning coaches, chiropractors, and students.

 “The goal of this summit is to help develop a strong community network for sports medicine professionals and to provide them a chance to come together yearly to see how their care of injuries can compliment their current treatment,” noted Peter Friesen. 

This year we expect 150 sports medicine specialists to attend this event.  More information is available at or  

About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) is Wake County’s largest and oldest orthopaedic practice. The orthopaedic surgeons of ROC are fellowship trained in their respective subspecialty areas, which include: foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, hip, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopaedic care. Ancillary services include physical therapy, magnetic resonance imaging, radiology, shock wave therapy, and orthotics and pedorthics. The Athletic Performance Center, a division of ROC, provides sports physical therapy and sports performance enhancement services for healthy and injured athletes of all ages. The 20,000 square foot facility is dedicated to enhancing every stage of an athlete’s development. ROC is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State, the Carolina Ballet, and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County. ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, West Raleigh, Cary, and Garner. Complete practice information is available at