Appointments: (919) 863-6808
Bookmark and Share

News & Events

Friesen Physio Fitness Summit

Raleigh, N.C. (May 25, 2011) – 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, August 13, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the RBC 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 athletic core, and the importance of core strength and functional core training for athletes. The following key concepts will be presented: current thoughts on the small stabilizers of the core, the evaluation of the core, how you get someone to mentally commit to long term change, systematic assessment of trunk stability, core programming, nutrition for ideal athletic composition, types of muscle contractions needed to train the core muscles, the evaluation and treatment of Sports Hernias, the evaluation and treatment of Hip Dysfunction, the Core of musculoskeletal extremity injuries, and how to incorporate Pilates with dissociated movements to enhance core stability. 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 100 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 basketball, the Carolina Ballet, and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County. ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, and Garner. Complete practice information is available at


Official Provider

Official Provider

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is proud be the Team Orthopaedist for the Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University. learn more »