The Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.’s (Cesafi) long-time physician Dr. Rhoel Dejaño is staging a series of webinars that will touch on topics relevant to athletes, coaches, athletic directors and sports enthusiasts alike.
Called the DJ Sports Med Cebu, the webinars are held via the Zoom platform and is open for everyone. Already on its third month, the webinars, which are being led by Dejaño himself, touch on topics that are very relevant and comprehensive, involving sports medicine, sports science and sports conditioning.
“The speakers are world-renowned and are experts in their respective fields of practice. The attendees are a good mix of medical and non medical people from doctors, physiotherapists, athletic directors, sports managers, coaches , athletes and people who have interests in sports. So there is a good interaction between the participants during the open forum,” said Dejaño, arguably Cebu’s top sports physician.
“The curriculum is actually patterned from the IOC (International Olympic Committee) program that I finished a few years back. Hopefully I will be able to sustain the program until all the topics are completed,” Dejaño added.
This Saturday, the topic will be “Injuries and Injury Prevention in the Performing Arts” and the guest will be Dr. Lauren Elson of the Harvard Spaulding Rehabilittaion Center in Boston.
On August 9, former University of Southern Philippines Panther Jeremiah Latonio will discuss “Yoga in Sports.” Then on August 16, Dr. Jonathan Kirschner of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York will talk about “Running and Aging” followed by “The Hamstrings in Sports” talk by Dr. Jeff Cullen, who is the team doctor of the Scottish Rugby Union in Scotland.
The last topic of August will deal with “Coping with the Stresses of Being an Athlete.” Dejaño said he would have a very special guest for this subject matter that he will reveal in the weeks to come.
“I feel that a lot of people can benefit from this. They will be more equipped with the knowledge not just on the technical aspects of their sports but also how to improve their performance, identify injuries and manage or refer them for prompt attention and most especially prevention of injuries,” Dejaño said. (JNP)