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Symposium 2016: Integrative Health in Athletic Performance

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Maine’s Top Integrative Physicians, Olympians and Professional Athletes Host the State’s First Complementary Health Symposium. Come hear how complementary and alternative therapies enhance athletic performance, reduce injuries and improve mental focus.

The Center for Wellness Leadership, a Portland-based nonprofit will host its first signature event to explore how adding alternative modalities to a conventional medical approach can improve athletes’ overall health and performance. The symposium will explore topics including acupuncture, homeopathy, yoga and osteopathy.

​Maine physicians and professional athletes will share first-hand accounts of how integrating complementary and alternative therapies have been successful when conventional methods alone have not. ​

Attendees will hear from the head physician of Maine’s Red Claws, the director of Integrated Medicine at Maine Medical Center and professional athletes and Olympians.

Formed in 2014, the nonprofit hosting the event aims to increase mainstream awareness for the benefits of using Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine. CWL plans to fund research, produce a regular television show, offer comprehensive resources and research – including a provider directory and event calendar. All accessible on wellnessleadership.org

Guests will be personally welcome by University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings. The symposium will be held USM’s Hannaford Hall from 8:15am to 2:30pm, Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Athletes, yogis, coaches, practitioners, physicians and the general public are encouraged to attend. For ticket information, register at wellnessleadership.org