FSU Trainers Share Insights in New Book

Dr. Angela Sehgal and co-author Dr. Kim Ortloff have been fixtures around the FSU athletic department for the last six years. The two have combined their insghts into the new book "Where It Hurts and Why."

Back pain, muscle aches, and arthritis pain affect millions of people daily, limiting their activities and costing billions in medical care. It is estimated that 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. Fortunately, much of this suffering is unnecessary.

Florida State sports medicine and pain management experts Dr. Angela Sehgal and Kim Ortloff - co-authors of "Where It Hurts and Why" - will share tips and techniques they have used over the years to help hundreds of collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes overcome their suffering and manage their pain during an informative and interactive book signing Saturday, October 15, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. atBarnes & Noble Tallahassee Mall (2415 N. Monroe Street).

Open to the general public, this free event will feature methods even non-athletes can use to gain control of their pain, including stretches, exercises and massage for specific areas of pain.

In "Where It Hurts and Why" the authors combine the sports medicine fields of athletic training and massage therapy into an inspirational, humorous, and motivational format that illustrates the important aspects of wellness and health through easy-to-understand text and user-friendly anatomical diagrams. Individual chapters provide detailed recommendations for specific areas of the body as well as instructions for the immediate treatment of acute pain.

Angela Sehgal, Ed., A.T.C./L serves as the curriculum coordinator for Florida State University's athletic-training/sports-medicine education program. She is licensed as a certified athletic trainer by the state of Florida. Kim Ortloff, L.M.T., serves as a team therapist for FSU's athletics and is a licensed massage therapist in Tallahassee, where she has owned and operated a massage therapy and flexibility clinic for the past ten years.

This won't be a typical book signing - Angela and Kim will be giving a "mini seminar" for Barnes & Noble customers.

Visit their official website (www.whereithurtsandwhy) for more information.

Nole Digest Top Stories