(JONESBORO, Ark.) – The Arkansas State Athletic Training program will be hosting a lecture on knee evaluation and rehabilitation by Dr. K. Donald Shelbourne, M.D. at the Cooper Alumni Center Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Shelbourne graduated from Wabash College in 1972 with a major in chemistry, complete medical school and his orthopaedic residency at Indiana University Medical School from 1972 to 1981 and obtained additional training through a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Bill Clancy at the University of Wisconsin in 1981-1982. He served as the team physician for the Indianapolis Colts from 1984 to 1998 and has been an orthopaedic consultant to Purdue University, Wabash College and area high schools for over 25 years.
Dr. Shelbourne is an associate clinical professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and has performed over 5,000 ACL reconstructions. He is best known for his advancement of ACL rehabilitation and has published over 200 journal articles and chapters. He has also presented his findings at national and international meetings.
"I am very excited about the opportunity for Arkansas State University Athletic Training to host Dr. Shelbourne and for our athletic training students, physical therapy students and Northeast Arkansas Sports Medicine Professionals to hear his presentation is a tremendous treat," said Head Athletic Trainer Ron Carroll. "In my experience of 34 years, this is the biggest name sports medicine speaker to speak in the State of Arkansas. We are very pleased to extend an invitation to all sports medicine professional to hear Dr. Shelbourne."
Those attending the presentation will be provided continuing education units through the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification.