Another ‘classic’ Sea Otter for SJ Sports Council
For the twelfth year in a row, Palmer College’s San Jose Campus Sports Council provided sports care services for competitors and spectators at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey (April 10-13), which, since the event’s debut in 1991, has evolved into the world’s largest bicycling festival.
Dubbed a “celebration of cycling,” the Sea Otter Classic brings approximately 10,000 competitors, 50,000 spectators, and several-hundred bicycle-industry vendors to the former Laguna Seca Raceway for four days of races, ranging from mountain-bike, cross-country, downhill, dual slalom and short-track to circuit, criterium, and road-racing.
“This year’s Sea Otter was another phenomenal effort by our team of Sports Council clinicians, interns and student assistants, whose dedication and delivery of quality care makes me very proud,” said Dr. Edward Feinberg, D.C., DACBSP, San Jose Campus professor and Sports Council faculty advisor. “The Sea Otter event provides a valuable and unique learning experience for our students. Our participation also provides a valuable and unique learning experience for the athletes, spectators and parents, many of whom are introduced to chiropractic through our presence and participation.”
An event as large as the Sea Otter requires the involvement and coordination of a multidisciplinary team, which, in addition to the Sports Council, also includes EMTs, paramedics, Monterey County fire and police, as well as ski-patrol rescue team.
Once again, Dr. Mehdi Moossavi, D.C. (San Jose Campus professor and ’92 alumnus), served as one of the Sports Council clinicians — marking the twelfth year in a row that Dr. Moossavi assisted Sports Council interns with management of patient-care for each day of the Sea Otter event.
Other Sports Council clinicians throughout the four-day event included San Jose Campus alumni Dr. Tony Kearns, D.C. (’07), Dr. Ti Pence, D.C. (San Jose Campus clinician’06), Dr. Karen Roitz, D.C. (’96), and Dr. Jonathan Slater, D.C. (San Jose Campus associate clinical professor, ’97).