Eric Kopp, PT and Director of Clinical Education at ProEx, presented to the Under 19 year old Select Rugby Team at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where they were attending a summer conditioning program. The team is made up of aspiring collegiate level rugby players from local universities and colleges. The talk focused on sports hydration and nutrition, injury prevention and management, pre and post practice/game warm up preparation, and proper static stretching techniques. Eric also stayed for an extra hour after the talk was over to answer questions the players had on individual injuries.
"This is a very physically demanding sport, and proper warm up and cool down techniques are crucial to injury prevention," said Eric, a former rugby player himself who knows first hand the high demands of the sport.
Since this talk, Eric has been asked to present to two other rugby teams in Hartford this Fall.